March 26, 2011

It's a Family Affair

My MIL sent me a package a while ago.
Okay, like a year ago. 
The package contained some pretty sentimental stuff.
The stuff memories are made of.

She sent me the "baby bracelet" worn by my husband in the hospital on the day he was born.
Back then they didn't just slap a plasticine strap around your arm with your name on it.
They actually put alphabet charms together to spell your name.
She also sent me my brother-in-law's bracelet and asked me to use it to make something special for his daughter as a birthday surprise.

I thought and I thought and I thought.
Finally, this.

 
I don't know why, but I had a very hard time coming up with a design.  I guess because I knew it was an important piece.  Not that all pieces we create aren't important, but this one was to {hopefully} have a special meaning for my niece.


Simple.
Elegant.
Heirloom.
And dare I say, vintage?


Once it was finally finished I decided that I was happy with it after all.


Now I get to make one for MY daughters.
And I'm looking forward to it.

Happy Sunday.

5 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty and what a nice thing to do with the baby bracelet. I have a tendency to "over think" when working on a piece sometimes.
Have a great day.

Devonay said...

So beautiful. I'm sure she will treasure it always.

Betsy said...

You've created a beautiful treasure indeed, something that can be passed down for generations. Beautiful!

Home and Heart said...

I wore a bracelet with my name too! I was going to create a keepsake piece for my first grandbaby. This is gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a precious treasure made all the lovelier by you!

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