Monday, March 24, 2008

A Tear to Treasure Necklace

I'm excited to have found this new "A Tear to Treasure" necklace from one of my suppliers. It is a solid sterling silver teardrop shape with another teardrop shaped pave-set cz charm ontop.

The back has this inscription:

Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as I were beside you so- 'twas heaven here with you. Isla Paschal Richardson

It comes on an 18 inch sreling silver cable chain.

The necklace is appropriate as a memorial remembrance for any type of loss. Makes a gorgeous and heartfelt gift!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Finally, Footprints of Matthew's

We only had one set of footprints of Matthew's when he was stillborn 5 1/2 years ago. The nurse had placed one set of ink footprints onto a keepsake "Birth Certificate" card. Promptly, I went to get professionally framed this card, two photos, and a poem card that was in our hospital memory box. The back of the frame was archival sealed so the contents wouldn't disintegrate over time. There was no way to take this card out of the frame without destroying it.

Even though I'd been making custom footprints for almost 3 years, I never made one of Matthew's own footprints because of the frame issue. It finally dawned on me last week that I could take a picture of the keepsake card in the frame and then make one of my new photo charms. I had to do quite a bit of photo editing since the ink footprints were on top of many areas of writing on the card. This is the original photo of the keepsake card:

And here's the finished photo charm (Medium Rectangle-Vertical):

And here's my finished "Matthew" bracelet that I now wear:

The charms are from left to right: Blue Chalcedony Healing Tears, Small Square Photo Charm, Real Forget-Me-Not in Cross, Medium Engraved Heart, Medium Vertical Photo Charm, Small Baby Footprints, Real Rosebud, Small Oval Photo Charm. All on the sterling silver Chunky Charm bracelet. All these charms are available on my website

I'm happy to finally have my "Matthew Bracelet" finished and have a permanent tangible memento of my little boy lost.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Updated Crystal Suncatchers

I recently remade several of my suncatcher designs for more versatility and simplified ordering.

You can design your perfect suncatcher with a choice of fifteen crystal colors, over twenty charm dangles, and twenty message bead sayings. All suncatchers come with two ball chain attachments so you can hang it around the rear view mirror of your car. The sparkle is subtle yet beautiful.

Come see all the new Crystal Suncatcher designs today!