Thursday, January 17, 2013

Last Post of Goodies I received ( I think!)

I really do think this is the last of the embarrassment of riches I received in the mail from people spreading their kindness and warmth.  I was just fortunate enough to be in the path of all that generosity. 

First up is a bracelet from my friend Beth.  She learned Herringbone for one of our A Time to Stitch hops but was unable to participate.  She presented this to me at an AHL hockey game.  I love it!  Her first time trying Herringbone, with 3mm bugles and these awesome amethyst cubes we keep coming across.  Love it!  Thank You Beth :-D  Looking forward to Springtime weaving with you in my Little Bead Haven (we really need a name for the place!)

I won these beauties from Jenny Davies-Reazor!  She is a super talented clay and ceramic artist (plus other mediums...go see for yourself).  The polymer snowflakes have a front and back side.  Both are equally beautiful.  I am digging the idea of people seeing me from behind.  They can focus on the pretty backside of the snowflakes instead of my fat ass.  She also sent these lovely ceramic components.  I wonder what they will become?! 

(the front)
 (the back)

(the extras!)

Thanks SO much Jenny!!!

And last, but certainly not the least in the least~~~~~A surprise from Cynthia of Antiquity Travelers!  This link takes you right to her blog post about this piece she sent me.  She was inspired by Native American headdresses, the rock I sent her from Michigan, and the St. Petersburg Stitch.  Her post tells it all so go take a look, then come back!
I can tell by her photos from her blog, that Cynthia made it to be worn with the leaf bail on the front of the necklace, but I keep putting it on with the  bail in the back and just the heart showing.  Looks good either way, really.  What absolute creativity and beauty and a real statement piece!  I was an Anthropology/American Indian Studies Major in college.  So the inspiration behind it, coupled with the heart shaped Michigan rock I thought I would never see again, makes it a very treasured necklace.

 (full heart showing)

Heart Shaped Rocks are said to bring good luck.   Once you start looking for them, they are everywhere! 

(leaf bail showing and it is so pretty this way too!)

Cynthia also sent me beads she got when she was in New Zealand and some sea glass that came from Cuba, Scotland, NJ, and Maine.  We commented to each other that no matter where the sea glass comes from, it all really looks the same :-)

Thank You SO much Cynthia~for EVERYTHING and especially for what is not material...friendship and camaraderie.


AntiquityTravelers said...

Oh what a fun post! you really did win the jackpot of gifting this year!! So many lovely items :) I do actually like the necklace 'backwards' - it really shows off the heart shape. But most of all, I was inspired by you - who you are, and that this piece would have meaning to you. I'm am so happy you like it. And so glad to call you my friend!

Introverted Art said...

wow, what a collection of amazing goodies!

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Christine,
The bracelet you received is beautiful and I like that she learned herringbone from the first ATTS challenge.
The necklace that Cynthia made you from the Michigan rock is also beautiful. I like the meaning behind the heart shaped rock. I love the glass that she gave to you and can not wait to see the wonderful creations that will come from them. One of them looks like a house to me.

Bobbie said...

Wow, what a jackpot! With all that good luck, you'd better run out and buy a Powerball ticket!

I have to tell you that when I was reading your bit about the earrings being so cute that you were looking forward to people seeing you from behind, I thought, "what a brave woman - I would do anything to keep people from looking at my butt." Then I kept reading, and your idea that the earrings would be a butt-distraction tactic made me laugh out loud. Good thing those around me have come to expect random outbursts of laughter!

Honey from the Bee said...

you lucky girl!! I can imagine how fun it was to receive all those goodies. That necklace Cynthia made you is wonderful. I really like how she incorporated a stone. I have some stones, a lot of stones, but I've not been happy with what I've come up with. Ideas... : )


Ooooooh you lucky thing you!!! And my word, look at Cynthia's goody -- it is so so sweet and unique.

Patti Vanderbloemen said...

Paydirt!!!! You lucky girl! Everything bestowed upon you is so lovely!

Miss Val's Creations said...

So many goodies Christine! I love the necklace Cynthia made with that beautiful rock and the inspiration behind it. The bracelet and earrings are so pretty too! So much talent out there! Pretty sea glass. I am sure you will have fun with those! Have a great weekend!!!

windrock studio said...

Beauties! I know you will wear them well!

Unknown said...

Love your riches. :-D