Monday, April 19, 2010

I love what I do!!! Read on about a Special Gift!

The following is a wonderful post written by my friend Deb Kennedy from Retreat! She had a special project for me. I was honored to be able to create this special gift - read on . . .

I think it's probably safe to share this now... 

I've been waiting until this gift makes its way to someone,

because I don't want to ruin the surprise! 

But I'm dying to share it - so, here goes:

That sweet beachy-looking box above is headed to Texas.

Inside is a special gift...

I went on a treasure hunt a while back, to find charms. 

Special charms, each with a special meaning.

I saved them up and then asked my friend Patricia

to use them to create a special piece of jewelry.

Patricia owns Tippy Stockton Custom Jewelry,

and she is a GENIUS!

This is the very special necklace that she created!

I am just so incredibly moved that my friend took my wish,

combined it with her talent and imagination,

and came up with something so perfect. 

I could not love it more!

It's silver with pearls, and aquamarine that looks just like sea glass.

All of the silver charms I gave her are included, 

and each has a special meaning. The little paper tag tells what the meanings are on one side, and on the other side, it says 

'Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue.'
I packaged it up nestled in a seashell.

You see, I had Patricia create this for Ashley,

the darling girl who is about to become our fourth daughter.

She's marrying our son on Friday of this week!

Joel & Ashley will be flying to Maui,

and saying their vows on the beach.

All of their family members will watch on a live webcam, 

because this wedding is about them

I love the idea. It's just kind of hard to NOT be there!

At all three of our daughters' weddings, 

I created the decor and flowers.

Wrapped in the stem of each of my daughters' bridal bouquets,

I placed some charms and a note to them. They still have them.

Since I can't do that for sweet Ashley,

I am sending this necklace instead.

A gift from Mom to Daughter,

for her wedding.

A day that I hope will be one more happy memory

that she can treasure always.
{and if she doesn't see this post before it arrives,
it should be a great surprise!}

Thank you SO MUCH, Patricia, for helping me do this!

My friends, if you want a custom creation for a bride

or a beautiful piece of ready-made jewelry for yourself,

please visit Patricia!

{Images Debi Ward Kennedy; all rights reserved}


  1. That is one beautiful necklace and beautiful story! You are so gifted, Patricia . . . good to see you at Annie's!!


  2. I have no idea why the spacing of my post got so wacky for you, Patricia - sorry it took up so much space! But it's sweet of you to share it. ;0) I just can't thank you enough for the necklace... I can't wait to hear what Ashley thinks of it!

  3. Everything about this post is beautiful.

  4. I love readding, and thanks for your artical. ........................................

  5. As women who create, we love doing it most for those we love. Lovely gift, lovely post.

  6. Thanks everyone. It was such an honor and pleasure to do this for my friend. I lived a blessed life, that's for sure!

  7. I love it. If my girls ever get married, I will need one. Don't start it yet, it could be awhile!