Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Birds and the Beads

Today is my friend Jessi's birthday. She is a wonderful friend, and woman of God and I consider myself blessed to have her as a friend.

She's also a little bit rock and roll.

I decided to make Jessi a necklace for her birthday, however I have NEVER made a piece of jewelery in my life. I learned last night this is not easy, especially after my clasp broke and I had to just wire one entire side of the necklace off.

Birds are everywhere, so I made her this necklace with a tattoo-ish looking bird on it. It is not my favorite thing I've ever made. And, Jessi, I don't care if you never wear it, but I thought of you all the while I was stringy beads and cursing my broken clasp! You are such a joy in my life and I thank God for the wonderful community He has blessed us with.

Happy Birthday Jessi!! I love you!!


lil bird and beads necklace...

Target dollar section treat bag, discount Martha ribbon, a cute metal "J"....

Come back and see me!

~Kara

14 comments:

Megan said...

Oh you can make me one of these too!! Girl, you are soooo creative! I love that necklace!!

duchess said...

What a great job.
The necklace is beautiful.
I'm sure she'll love it.

Handmade Housewife... said...

I think it's beautiful! She's a very lucky friend.

-Hayley

Erin said...

How cute is that necklace! I absolutely love it! I found your blog through Thrifty decor chick

leaca said...

you are full of cute gift ideas.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love the necklace! The colors are so pretty together. Great job!
Carrie

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Wow, that necklace is gorgeous! I can't believe it's your first one!!!

mollyandmarshal said...

Super cute stuff!!

Thank you for the congrats!! You are so sweet, you should move to Charlotte so we can be real life BFFs! Ha! I will let you know my colors when I pick them, but you really don't have to make me an inspiration board (although I am dying to see what you would come up with!) You are such a sweetheart!

Nicole said...

Wow, that is a lot of beads, I thing it turned out beautiful.

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

How blessed is your friend to have you in her life! To take the time and love to create something unique and special with your own hands is a more than a gift, it's a treasure.

ThriftyDecorChick said...

So cute! I have been wanting to try jewelry making too, but I need to add it to my looong list. I wish I could find all this cute stuff in the dollar section!!! I never catch the really good stuff!

~*Liz*~ said...

LOVE the necklace!!

~Liz
www.AGiveawayADay.blogspot.com

Katie said...

We were talking while you were gone that you could have used the Martha Stewart ribbon as the clasp after it broke... BTW we weren't talking about it because we didn't like it, but because the ribbon matched so wonderfully.

Lauren and Justin said...

oh, girl. CUTE! remind me to tell you when MY bday is coming up... ;)