Having this much fun and meeting so many awesome people has been such a gift! More than ever the world needs beauty, and celebration of the ordinary and the unexpected. Thank you Marlene and Shelley for coordinating this effort and motivating all this wonderfulness to transpire.
My partner for the Very Merry UnBirthday event was Gina Hockett from Snowflake, Arizona. This woman is super incredible! A mere couple of days after receiving our partner assignments, Gina underwent surgery for a full knee replacement and was bed-ridden and or house-bound for most of this event. I was amazed that she would undertake anything besides her own challenging recovery in the weeks to follow and yet she made the most beautiful, sparkle-y necklace and earring set to celebrate my March birthday. I feel like a princess!!!
Now Gina celebrates her birthday in February with amethyst as her birthstone color. I created this simple peyote stitch bracelet with amethyst delicas, used gold seed beads for the trim and a gold sliding clasp. I embellished it with a filigree fitting mounted with amethyst Swarovsky crystal bicones. A dangling golden Swarovsky crystal heart, symbolizing our new friendship, was the finishing touch. My pictures unfortunately didn't capture the beautiful gradated purple tones of these beads, but I was very happy to send this gift to my new special friend to celebrate the day of her birth.
Thanks to all my fellow artists whose work inspires me greatly. Please visit their blog sites also to see all the amazing creations from their hands and hearts.
The rest of the 'unbirthday' party artists
D Lynne Bowland
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Joana Perez Stribel
Marlene Cupo - host
Shelley Graham Turner - host