Saturday, October 18, 2008

Show & Tell with Mel Sunday, October 19, 2008

Having exhausted my interest for making book thongs, I have moved on to other creative things to entertain my convalescing self with that do not flaunt any restrictions I may be under. My question: who does not like sparkly things? I happen to like sparkly things - I particularly like sparkly things with meaning. Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness got me thinking about how I will never have another loss again, though no new living children either, since I am now sans reproductive capabilities. Something I have always wanted is a piece of "mother's jewelry" - something all mine, but not cheesy and trite, and now that I won't be "changing things up", seemed like a good time to commit to something. While I am pretty certain a career in jewelry making is not in my future - I did manage to come up with a bracelet that I am fairly happy with and, dare I admit it - gasp, proud of? I know, I know - it must a character flaw.

But, see, looky what I did!






I could not make a Mother's Bracelet though, without including my angels somehow. Here is what I came up with:



There are seven little silver butterflies around the bracelet - the seventh little one on the dangle. The crystal on the dangle is my husband's birthstone - seemed appropriate since he was at least 50% responsible for the lot. I figured I was wearing the bracelet - so adding my birthstone was more self-indulgent than necessary. (We won't mention the birthstone necklace - my birthstone - I wear all the time. :0) Hey, I figure you can never have too many sparkly things with meaning.) The other birthstone crystals are, of course, my living children.

Here is me wearing the bracelet with my Loss Awareness bracelet. I found the Awareness bracelet at a certain shoe store (Hey, a girl can't have too much footwear either!) and thought that it would look neat pink and blue instead of just pink, so I fixed that and started wearing it on the 15th. (Lest any of you think I am neglecting awareness for Breast Cancer - I have a sparkly pin for that. Again, I like sparkly things with meaning, can you tell?)



I hope you all appreciate the effort I went through to take a picture of it on my wrist. That was not easy. I tried to take a picture of it on my right wrist just as I wear it. Trying to snap a picture of the hand that you typically snap a picture with was sheer folly. So, after a moment of wishing I were left handed - I had the brilliant idea of switching wrists. Yeah, I'm a little slow sometimes.

I have no idea why the tube beads look tarnished in the photos - trust me, they are much shinier in person, and definitely sparkly.

For more Show & Tell with Mel Sunday - see here.

22 comments:

loribeth said...

I love it!! What a great idea!

Lollipop Goldstein said...

It's gorgeous--and it's even more special because you made it.

Michelle said...

That is beautiful! You did a great job!

Lori said...

What a great way to honor your sparkly children. All of them.

Arian said...

I love that bracelet! That is such a beautiful way to keep all of your babies close to you through the day!

Another Dreamer said...

I love it :)

And I never thought about doing that with the awareness bracelet! I may have to buy a second one and do that to it.

battynurse said...

Very pretty. I like shiny sparkly things too.

Brenda said...

So beautiful!

Sam said...

what a gorgeous bracelet, it is so pretty - something to wear with pride.

Cara said...

Hmmm...I'm not sure about your career analysis.

It looks pretty darn perfect to me.

MrsSpock said...

How awesome!

Kristin said...

That is a gorgeous bracelet. Where did you get all the supplies to make it?

littleangelkisses said...

It's beautiful! What a wonderful idea!

angrycanrn said...

Beautiful bracelet and oh so meaningful.

Feel free to come on over anytime! The more the merrier! You may want to wait until the pool opens in the spring....

But, if you don't mind snow, come on up.

Cassandra said...

Wonderful work!

In the future, if you need to take a picture of your own wrist/hand, try the self-timer on your camera! Good shot this time though.

Meg said...

Ooooh, it's lovely!

WiseGuy said...

Awesome....and what a wonderful and creative thing to do!

Michael, Karen and Morgan said...

Absolutely Beautiful! Wonderful idea, too!

WiseGuy said...

Thanks for stopping by....Thanks for the good wishes...I really need them...

C said...

What a beautiful tribute!

loribeth said...

Stop by my blog... you've been tagged! : )

Searching said...

This is gorgeous!! If they keep you out for longer you should make some more to sell on etsy or ebay. It is so beautiful and perfect with the butterflies.