I had been working on this necklace while tending to Fiona when she was ill. Originally, I was going to call this piece Moonglow. My friend Cyndy up in Michigan sent me some glass she'd made for my jewelry making. I glued it down onto a piece of blue Nicole's Bead Backing everything popped out. Then I chose Rose Opal size 8 seed beads I'd gotten from Out on a Whim along with Topaz lined size 11 seed beads. I did right angle weave cage technique I've taught myself, and then used some of the new Rizo beads from Out on a Whim. The middle piece made me very happy, so when I decided to take crystals and make individual blooms using the same technique it was a challenge to puzzle all the pieces together to make a necklace.
|Fiona Rose Blossom|
|Here I am wearing my new necklace|
|Rizo bead from Out on a Whim|
|Right Angle Weave caging with embellishment|
I still have tears for our three Scotties who've died withing the past month. I made this necklace called Dorothy's Tear to remind me my love for all three. We have three boxes of ash on our fireplace hearth. Each morning when I wake up, I crease each box and say good morning to Fiona, to Frodo, and to Arwen. Sometimes a tear will glide down my cheek, but more often I'll have a smile remembering my three terrier guardians. I miss them always.