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Friday, May 22, 2009

In memory

The other day I came across some old religious medals that belonged to my great grandmother Alma. To honor her and and her brave battle but ultimate loss to breast cancer I created this necklace. Now every time I wear it I will have a little part of her with me and will remember her and all the women who have battled or are fighting breast cancer.


Jamie said...

This is lovely Cheryl and a perfect touchstone to honor your Great Grandmother Alma. My mother is fighting breast cancer right now so this piece is has meaning for us too. Thank you. Love, Jamie

sepiadreams said...

Lovely and what a wonderful tribute-something that when you wear stays close to your heart....Love Tiina..

Laura said...

This touches my heart....a beautiful piece you can always treasure....
Have a great weekend

kathy said...

I love the necklace Cheryl and Gramma was the best and I hope that you can pass this on to Callie someday. You are so creative I wish I could take credit for your talent but I can't. Love ya Mom

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to hear of the loss of your great grandmother.
The necklace is a beautiful way to remember her.
I remember one of my grandmothers by seashells,especially abalone shells. She used to hang them on her cobblestone fence. I still search for my other grandmother by trying to find her cooking. She didn't leave any recipies behind and not one of her seven daughter's can copy the flavors.
I am glad that you had the good fortune to find your great grandmother's religious medals. I am sure she loved them and would be so pleased to have you show your love for her by turning them into such a beautiful artwork.

RosesRadishesandRubbish said...

What a great tribute to your grandma and the necklace is beautiful. I haven't been on much the last few days so I am playing "catch up" :) YOur pieces are amazing from the spring fling love seeing them all together.:) Hope you had a Happy Memorial Day. Hugs, Amy