Saturday, January 14, 2012

Snowflake

I received this kit in plenty of time, I allotted time to create the piece.  Then real life continued on.  I had the flu just after Christmas and humdinger of a cold on NYE.  I still have residuals (courtesy of asthma).  A nagging cough and wheeze and sinus stuff that you don't want the details of.  So on the 13th, I set down and finished the piece. The 14th, I took pictures and true to everything else that interfered in its completion, the cameras wouldn't cooperate.  My cell phone camera died, my husband's new Kodak wouldn't share and the old Kodak took four tries to get the connection to work.  /sigh.

That said - the piece is complete, I'm posting it now because Michelle doesn't mind and I'm not staying up till midnight.

It's sweet, I like it and it's going to a friend who grew up where it never snows (and I mean never) and has only seen snow occasionally in the last four years. 
Enjoy


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16 comments:

Alice said...

Beautiful! I like how you used the smaller charms in the piece. I couldn't figure out what to do with the ribbon.

Therese said...

Lovely necklace. How sweet to send a never melting snowflake to someone who rarely sees snow. I like that you added the ribbon in too!

Donetta said...

Very simple and pretty...I know your friend will be thrilled with her "never melting snowflake" (yes, I shamelessly stole the quote from Therese...it's perfect!)

Mellisa said...

So pretty! I just loved seeing what everyone did with the focals :) Congratulations on actually finishing by the deadline despite all those obstacles (as someone recovering from the flu right now I can relate)!

ccrider2006 said...

Oh, you poor thing - you had a time of it and still managed to come up with such a pretty piece!!

dundeegirl2 said...

I have been very curious to see what people would do with the ribbon. It took me a long time to get something I liked with mine. I like the simplicity of the necklace, really lets the ceramic pendant shine.

Kate Richbourg said...

Great job! The focal bead is just perfect on that strand.

Michelle Mach said...

How nice to make something for a friend, especially one who doesn't see a lot of snow. (Sometimes I think those are the people who like snow best!) I bet your friend is thrilled.

Thanks for joining the challenge!

moonlitfantaseas said...

some times simple is better, it really show cases the beautiful focal

Lisa Cone - Inspired Adornments said...

You used the ribbon! I'm impressed! You piece is lovely.

JenniferJW said...

I love the ribbon! I could not figure out how to use it at all.

Mary said...

Cute!! How clever, I never thought about using the ribbon!

Therese's Treasures said...

Crystal, Your piece is very pretty and your friend is lucky to be receiving such a lovely gift.
Therese

crystal said...

We had stubborn holiday colds here as well!
Your design is lovely. The ribbon adds such an elegant touch. Your friend must be delighted! :-)

If you might consider another challenge (where *you* choose the beads), I am currently having a Valentine Challenge on my blog. Hope you'll stop by and check out the details:
http://beadhappilyeverafter.com/blog/?p=18244
Warmest wishes,
Crystal :-)

bwheather said...

You did a great job, a really sweet piece. ;-)

Lori Anderson said...

Lovely!