beading: pendant gifts

This past weekend I met up with 3 of my favorite ladies: Erica, Laraine and Suzan. We are friends from high school who all turn 30 this year and decided to celebrate together in West Palm Beach, Florida. It is amazing that we have kept in touch all these years and even though we all live apart and don't talk to one another often enough it's like we haven't skipped a beat when we are together. I feel blessed to have them in my life. Erica was our hostess with the mostess and we had a fabulous weekend staying with her, Steve and of course Bella. I wanted to give these important women in my life a special gift. I picked out one of my original paintings turned resin pendant for each of them and then beaded a necklace to match the pendant design. Above is a photo of us on Saturday night all wearing our necklaces! (Laraine, Suzan, me and Erica) Check out each necklace below:

Erica's moon & stars necklace, as teenagers Erica was way into astrological designs so, choosing this pendant for her was a no-brainer.

Laraine's 3 daisies necklace, a long time ago I sent photos of my paintings to friends and family and Laraine commented on how much she liked this one so, I knew this pendant had to be hers.

Suzan's sunflower necklace, Suzan is a strong woman who is a lot of fun and this painting expresses that with its bold colors and sunflowers, which in and of themselves are cheerful so, this pedant was a natural choice for her.

Thanks for all the fun times in the past, present and future. I love you ladies!


Carla said...

Those are cool and funky! What a great translation of your paintings. I can see and Etsy Store in the future for Creative Stash Jewelry. :)

Softflexgirl said...

These turned out SO nice. They must have loved them!


Lisa said...

Hi there! I came across your blog from Sara hardin's and wanted to tell you how much I LOVED the pendants and necklaces you made for your friends. First off, they are gorgeous, unique and fun. I also think it is so meaningful to create things like this to mark an occassion and also express how much your friends mean to you by making things from the heart. Very special! Have a great weekend, Lisa C (www.abeadaday.blogspot.com)