"But, really, why does anyone create? You feel a... a restlessness inside, a need to make something new, something no one has ever seen before. You want to add to the beauty and the richness of the world with a gift, an offering that is uniquely yours. It's an act of selfishness and generosity, all rolled into one."

-- Bruce Coville,
The Last Hunt

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Early Mother's Day

I can show this year's Mother's Day gift early, because I've already given it. I'm seeing her now, but not on Mother's Day.

This is Marilee Rockley's "Carnival" pendant, from the book Boutique Tatting. I used Krystledawn's "Of Berries and Fairies" HDT, which contains nearly all of my mom's favorite colors. The small seed beads are Miyuki delicas silk finish in a very pale blue. The slightly larger mauve-y ones are Czech, and I think the large round one is also Czech. I'm not sure about the make of the teardrop, but it's such a beautiful shade of blue (this photo does not do it justice) that after I had used this one I had to go back to the bead shop and buy some more for my own stash.

By sheer coincidence, this pendant happens to look perfect with the dress my mom is planning to wear to my cousin's wedding.

P.S. I gave my Grandma the Five-Petal Pendant yesterday. She was quite thrilled with it, and thinks that the magnetic clasp is the neatest thing ever.


  1. Lovely pendant. The colours are super.
    Fox : )

  2. Lovely pendant, the colours are lovely, I hope she loves it.

  3. The pendant is lovely. Your mom will love it.

  4. This really turned out lovely! I love the placement of the beads.

  5. Miranda es un pendiente HERMOSO, creo que tu mamá estara orgullosa de lucirlo en la boda y además de decir "Mi hija lo hizo para mi"