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}

8 comments:

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

    Debi

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  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!

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  3. Everything about this post is beautiful.

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

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

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

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