This past week, the mail was good to me, but so were my friends:) For Christmas, a friend of mine, Tammy Vitale, got the equipment needed to make her own beads. In just over 2 months look what she's making already-a goddess bead!!! She was generous enough to send it here to live with my growing collection of special little things, all things that were gifts to me that one of these days will be turned into a necklace of my own. Thanks Tammy, she went to a good home! And while we're talking about Tammy, be sure to click here to read an interview that Tammy did as a guest artist for the MMCA Marketplace blog. It's a great interview, you'll enjoy it!
An old friend of mine was cleaning out her closets and decided to get rid of broken and/or jewelry that she wasn't going to wear anymore, so she boxed it all up & sent it my way. It's funny how a pile of someone else's cast offs can look & feel like such a treasure, but it really is a treasure to me. Something I can rummage around in, and pull a piece from here & one from there, and put something together that's wearable-now that's fun! It's funny though, I don't think I've ever owned that much jewelry in my life, let alone have that much laying around to get rid of. As good of friends as we've been for well over 30 years, she was always a girly girl with tgeh perfect clothes, make up, jewelry and wore about a size zero. Then there was me, just about the complete opposite, but we did have fun! In the box with the jewelry, she also sent along an old photo album with every page filled with her family pictures of her ancestors. That's here for a visit, long enough for me to photocopy or scan the pictures and then it's out of here! A generous act on her part to trust me with this, but it makes me nervous to be responsible for someone else's treasure, and it really is a treasure. Another project for me to get done relatively soon and then send it back to it's home. Even though I have a ton of old pictures, having some "new" ones to play with is always a treat, isn't it?