Sunday, June 1, 2008

Fun Monday #4

Karisma is our hostess this week - the assignment is:

The topic for Fun Monday this week is......I MADE IT MYSELF!I think the title pretty much says it all, but for those of you who may still be wondering, I would like to see or hear about things you have made with your own two hands (or feet, Im not fussy!) We all have different talents and abilities, maybe you like to sew or knit, chisel or sculpt, draw or paint? Whatever your talent is, please share it with us this week.

Well. Does the blog count? That's my favoritest thing I've made. I'm not particularly creative otherwise. I have a decent eye for colour and decor, but you can't count that as something you "made with your own two hands".

Oh wait. I've got something. It even comes with a story.

I can do a reasonably decent job of beading, but I'm not great. And I haven't done it for awhile, it's on my list of things to pick back up. But I am proud of this necklace.

Unfortunately the pic isn't so good, but the sunflower pendant was a gift from my dad - he bought it in Japan for me about 37 years ago. I think I was four or five anyway.

It came on a plain gold chain. Loved it as a kid, put it away for 25 years, and then during one of those jewelry box purging moments I came across it again. I still love the pendant, and I cherish the fact that my dad gave it to me when I was a kid. But I wasn't so crazy about the chain.

So I got the idea to remodel it a bit. I didn't have a clear idea of what I wanted it to look like, only that I wanted to showcase the pendant and maintain an oriental feel.

I think it turned out pretty darn good! And I wear it at least once a week now.

So now go to Karisma and check out what everyone else on Fun Monday can make!


Alison said...

Jenn...that is beautiful..I love it, and I think the sentimental value makes it even more gorgeous!!

Faye said...

I can see why you come back to this piece of jewelry every week--both its sentimental value and beauty. Good work.

Hootin' Anni said...

You made that? Wow....great job.

Happy Fun Monday.

storyteller said...

What a lovely beaded necklace and how wonderful to ‘revive’ the sunflower pendant you've had for so long in this way. It’s beautiful ;--)

My 9th Fun Monday is at Small Reflections.
Hugs and blessings,

Jo Beaufoix said...

Jenn that is gorgeous. I love the colours, and the pendant is stunning. It's great that it has good memories attached too.

Heather said...

That necklace is beatiful! I love how you took something that meant so much to you and have made it new again.

Sayre said...

Oh, Jenn! That is absolutely beautiful!

Pamela said...

I think it look perfect.

karisma said...

Your necklace is lovely! Looks like something I would wear! Thanks for joining in.

grace said...

yes, the necklace turned out very good, it is beautiful Jenn

Charlene said...

I don't have any idea how to blog or comment--lol--I usually stick to photo boards. Anyhow, a gorgeous necklace--I think (but am not certain) I remember that pendant. ;-) Here's what I do with the help of electrons and such. Wish I wrote the book, but at least I got a cover!! lol

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