Saturday, January 12, 2013

Memories and Thanks Blog Hop

I hate to complain but may I preface this by saying I've been sick the last two weeks...please forgive me for not having this quite up to par.

The necklace I made reminds me of my Mom.  She is the subject of my Memories and Thanks blog.  I have wonderful memories of my Mom and like everyone else, sad ones as well.  But this one is for all the happy ones...

My mom taught me a lot when I was a kid that I couldn't wait to get away from when I got older, but the joke is on me, because the older I get, the more like her I become.  And I know now that is not a bad thing.  One thing was recycling and not throwing things away that you could possibly use in the future!  She tended to hoard, she was not a hoarder like we know them today, but she didn't throw much away that wasn't trash!  So the beige beads in this set, are beads that I recycled from a necklace I bought from a yard sale.  Mom would like that.  The rectangle beads are new and for the life of me, I cannot remember what they are!  Sorry about that!

Here is the necklace set that I made last year, but it reminds me of my mom...soft and sweet, pink and tan, and to me, beautiful, even if I say so myself.  I love you Mom, think of you so often and know I will see you again.  Much love!


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38 comments:

  1. These are very pretty, Marti, and I liked what you had to tell us about your Mom too! Sure hope you feel better soon!

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    1. Feeling better, have lost my voice and can't get it back...still coughing!

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    2. I hope you are feeling better soon! Funny how we understand our parents so much better as we get older, isn't it? I love the necklace, it's a beautiful tribute to your Mom.

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    3. Thanks Kim, Husband thinks he lives here by himself, I am trying so hard to rest my voice so I can get it back...lol
      Thanks!

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  2. I can totally relate to you and your mom. I am not a hoarder, but I do tend to keep things, and so many times when someone is looking for such and such...guess what, I have it lol. I do try to keep everything organized. I love the set you made. Hope you get well real soon!

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  3. Is there a gifted and creative person who does not give all credit to their amazing mom for what she passed on to you? Your mom, where she is now, other than in your heart would be so proud of you and your creations.

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    1. Thank you Marlene! I would like to think so...

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  4. Before mom sick, she could tell you where something was from 20 years before! She was amazing that way! If I put something away, I may never find it again! Lol

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  5. Your mom sounds a lot like mine....I save EVERYTHING, too, because of my mom. Your necklace set is so pretty....so nice that you have it to remember your mom.

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  6. Lovely gentle colours and a lovely reminder of your mother

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  7. Lovely tribute to your mom and the jewelry you created is beatufiul as well

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  8. Your tribute necklace is beautiful. Thanx for sharing. I'm not a stone expert but I have some similar stones that are called redline marble.

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  9. It's amazing how we all become our mothers at some point, isn't it? Good & bad. lol! Your mom would be very proud of your lovely creation!

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  10. Very pretty necklace and bracelet...and I love that they remind you of your mom: "soft and sweet, pink and tan"!

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  11. A lovely tribute to your mom, I'm sure she would be proud about her talented daugther making such a treasure with those recycled beads!

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  12. Beautiful pieces that holds timeless memories of your Mom. Thanks for sharing it with us. I hope you enjoyed the hop.
    Hugs
    Terri G.

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    1. Thank you Terri, I am still working my way thru it, the emotions are running high today! blessings!

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  13. I think there is a great value in finding new use for discarded things. I know your mom will be proud of this pretty necklace. Thanks for sharing your story and creation. Enjoy the day. Erin

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    1. Me too, at least, since I've grown up...lol! Thank you Erin!

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  14. Wonderful to see old beads born anew. It's something I always have an eye out for and I think, like you, that came from my mum. Hope you are feeling better soon

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  15. Beautiful work. I like your calm colors..Thank you for sharing with us.
    Peace and Love.

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  16. Isn't it amazing how whether we want to or not we become so much like our mothers? I am sure your mom would love the necklace you made and would appreciate your "upcycle" into a lovely piece of jewelry.

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    1. Thank you and yes, I remind myself of my mom more and more! It's nice!

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  17. Beautiful - I love the colors! Thank you for sharing.

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