Saturday, January 12, 2013

Memories and Thanks Blog Hop

Welcome to Lori Anderson's
Memories and Thanks Blog Hop.
For all the details about this hop please visit Lori's Blog.
Although inspired by Marianna and
 Lori's friendship, as well as Marianna's love 
of the color red, birds and other natural things.
This bracelet takes on it's own special meaning
for me when I think of...

Once upon a time there was a
Mom who once had 3 little "birdies".
One day Mom-ma birdie and 
her two little birdies got sick.
Her first little birdie didn't make it. He was just 3.
Her other birdie was just 18 months and survived.
But none the less felt the loss of her brother.
The third little birdie came along a year later.
Now only the two birdies remain.
Those guessed it...
Me and my little brother.
Neither of us are so little any more.
Regardless, nothing can change the fact that
Once upon a time,
our mother gave life to 3 little "birdies"
which she held, cared for and nurtured.
Jeffery, Terri, and Steven.

I like that there was a little heart 
on this connector.
So I chose to echo that with a  heart shaped toggle clasp.
I added a little patina to the connector using Gilders paste 
and Vintaj verdigris paint.

So when I look at this bracelet 
I will think of the loves I have lost 
and the loves that remain.

I'm sad that I did not have the chance to meet Marianna
 through the blog world or even in the real world.
It seems we may have had similar tastes.
Here is a necklace I made for myself sometime ago.
Which fit the category of bird and nest.
 But I am Thankful that I was able to meet Lori.
She is truly one of a kind!
Even though my Mom is a bead-er,
I really don't think I would be on this bead path
 I'm on...If it wasn't for meeting Lori
and participating in her bead soups.
Thanks so much for visiting.
Want to continue the hop?
Just click Here for the list of Participants!

1/14/2013 UPDATE:
I'm finally midway through the list.
Starting with the A's heading down the list
of participants. I'm almost finished with the "L's"
Taking my time to visit all who had posts up.

1/16/2013 UPDATE:
I made it through the list.
 Everyone that had a post up.
I was able to leave a little comment.
Thanks again Lori for the most
touching blog hop I ever participated in.


Kashmira said...

This is such a lovely tribute, Terri!

Anonymous said...

Very sweet, and very pretty.

Stone Designs said...

Beautiful jewelry!

Lori Anderson said...

That is so beautiful. I'm in tears, but it's so beautiful.

Cece Cormier said...

Very sweet. Love the bird theme and sorry about your loss.

Marti C. said...

So poetic and sweet...Blessings to you!

Marti C. said...

I must add, the pieces are lovely!

one-eared pig said...

Very nice!

Alicia said...

A touching tribute and a wonderful piece! Thank you for sharing your story!

Jean said...

This is so wonderful. Never forget--that what you have taught me.
and it is beautiful. xox jean

Moobie Grace said...

I love both pieces...but your story almost had me in tears! Thanks for sharing!

Terri said...

It got me too...(and I wrote it)...I tried to read it to my mom via skype and got farklempt. Eyes welled up. Couldn't do it.
It's been that kind of day with so many touching stories that pulls on our heart strings. Thank You all for your kind comments!

Elena Adams said...

Terri thank you for sharing your story and the piece you made is beautiful!I love the birdie connector and youre right I think my momma would have LOVED it! :)

A Polymer Penchant said...

What a beautiful post to share such a special creation.

Christine said...

You wrote such a touching tribute. Your bracelet is gorgeous and I love the nest necklace!

Cyndi L said...

Oh Terri...what a beautiful and heartfelt tribute to your big brother. Your piece is perfect.

adlinah said...

A touching post and a beautiful bracelet. What a wonderful way to remember your brother.

Leanne said...

I love both of your pieces - such a nice way to remember your brother.

Here Bead Dragons said...

Such a beautiful bracelet and way to remember your brother. Thanks for sharing.


Louann Elwell said...

Beautiful! You're so lucky to have your Mom with you! And that she enjoys your craft is even more awesome!

Becky Pancake said...

Your bracelet is beautiful. Thanx for sharing your story.

Kepi said...

Your bracelet is stunning, I love the bird nest. And what a nice tribute.

TesoriTrovati said...

What a lovely tribute! The symbolism of the birds and the nest and the eggs is so rich with meaning. Thank you for sharing your story and your creation. Enjoy the day! Erin

The Jewelry Larder by Maybeline Tay said...

Thank you for sharing your story. I love the connector you have chosen and the clasp too. They echo your story and your creation is so beautiful.

MonaRae said...

Thanks for stopping my blog and complimenting my Talisman memories necklace. Your piece is stunning and it reminds me of a rosary; what could be more sacred and appropriate as a mother's love?

Donetta said...

What a beautiful lady you are! Oh, the bracelet is spectacular...your post has really touched my heart.

Nikki Banham-Hall said...

Your post and your jewellery are lovely.
As you can see I'm still working through the list.

Sharon said...

You have told such a touching story in words, and in your beautiful bracelet. Your bracelet is a perfect testament of your love of family. I'm so glad you shared with us!

tappingflamingo said...

Lovely tribute and a perfect piece!

Andrea said...

I love both pieces you made and I love your poem. Its written in a way that doesn't make me feel sad, but joy in all the people you loved whether they are here or not today.

re-maker said...

I love your little birdies theme. Very nicely done.

Mandi said...

Terri, I love both pieces! Your bead and focal choices are wonderful. Thank you for sharing your families story.
Big hugs,

ANULAL said...

Eggs in a nest! Lovely is the word!

April Grinaway said...

Lovely tribute...simply lovely...
Peace and Love...

Lisa said...

Gorgeous! Your components mirror your memories beautifully! I know your will enjoy wearing it for years to come!

Shaiha said...

What a lovely tribute to your mother and your family.