Friday, 13 February 2009

Made with love

I made this yesterday, and with tears in my eyes while I sawed, filed, stamped and polished, I'm surprised it worked! It felt good stamping George's name and rather therapeutic to create something with love.

It doesn't shout, it's tiny, only about 2.5cm, far from perfect and I can't stop touching it. It's already become my talisman, my worry bead, my touchstone. I may even have to make it again with thicker silver in case I wear it away.

Ray brought the butterfly for me on our first (and so far, only) holiday together in Rhodes. Hopefully we'll be going away again soon.

I'm thinking of turning this into a small business, something I can do now and more importantly when we have a baby at home.

Tell me what you think.

And I shall be adding to this necklace at some point. I made another one for me and put it away safely, a blank one ready and waiting for the name of a brother or sister...


16 comments:

  1. It is beautiful. So is Rhodes. Good choice in holiday destination! I can't wait to see the finished product for George's sibling.

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  2. I love it, Barbara! I am so impressed that you made it- what a perfect way to keep George, Ray, and Brother or Sister to Be close to your heart.

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  3. Oh its so beautiful Barbara. I love it...And your business idea is a fabulous one.

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  4. It is so beautiful. I can see why you can't stop touching it. Hold onto it forever Barbara. I can't wait for the day when there is another name on there.

    I am about to send some of Christian's ashes over the other side of the country. A new friend of mine is going to put his ashes into a seashell pendent for me. I don;t know if I will ever be able to take it off.

    You have so much love in your heart Barbara and it has come through in this beautiful piece of art that you have created

    I love it!

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  5. Barbara,

    I just visited your letters page.

    I'm bawling.....

    George is such a loved and missed little boy.

    Sending you gobs of love tonight.

    xxx

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  6. I LOVE it!! I want to make one :) It is beautiful. I will be your first customer. What do you think?

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  7. This is lovely, just beautiful. What a sweet way to keep George close to your heart.

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous! I will be your 2nd customer. I absolutely lovge it.

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  9. Wow, stunned. I have two potential customers already!

    I had better get practising!

    Cool.

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  10. Oh my goodness, it's beautiful! I love it. My cousin is working on a special something for me right now. I'll share whenever I receive it. She too does silver work.

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  11. And I am number 3. I would love one. I keep looking and haven't found one. I think I just did...
    xxx

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  12. Barbara - what a gift you have. Gorgeous. Let's talk business...once you are up and running! You may have notice one of the donte-and-win options on the SSV blog is a memory charm!

    I love how we each have our own cathartic actions!

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  13. The charm is lovely. The rub marks will be a sign of your love and longing. The butterfly is a perfect compliment to the charm.

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  14. It's beautiful... I will be, is it your fourth??, customer? Let me know when you're ready to make me one!
    I wish I knew how to make these...

    xxx

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  15. It has come out so beautiful! Wear it around your neck and you will have George close to your heart always - every sleeping, waking hour! It really does look too good. And the butterfly is gorgeous. Very symbolic actually!

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  16. You will have a third customer...if you are ready to serve overseas...lolol!

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