Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Story Behind It

I may make this a semi-regular feature on my blog. Today I will tell you the story behind one of the pieces in my Etsy shop. You see, by the time I finish a piece of jewelry, it already has certain memories and associations attached to it. Today's story is about this Zebra Stone bracelet, which represents friendship to me:
This bracelet brings to mind a wonderful trip I made to visit my high school best friend in Sacramento. I love visiting her because she welcomes me with open arms and encourages me to remember all the silly things from our childhood. We also get to do girly things, like get pedicures and go to bead shops!

In the downtown bead shop she took me to, I found a kind of shangi la. Three tables full of loose bead strands on sale! I sorted through every single strand and my friend didn't complain (she's not a beader). I walked out with 13 strands, including the ones I used in this bracelet. It's a good thing beads are small and lightweight since I was flying home!

I have such warm memories from that visit and spending the day with my friend. She's known me longer than anyone but my siblings, and I know she'll always be there. She just celebrated a birthday, so Happy Birthday, friend!


From Athena's Desk said...

That's a really great story! I think posting more stories like this would be a great idea! I'll keep an eye out for them!

It's Just Me said...

Things made with such great feeling will bring the wearer warm feelings too, you have embedded them into the piece. Love it!

W. J. St. Christopher said...

Very nice blog -- I like the chatty, friendly tone, and your products are lovely!

For blue skies. said...

thats a beautiful bracelet, and story. You're lucky to have such a god friend (: