Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Born into Heaven Necklace

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A friend of mine found out last week that the baby she was carrying no longer had a heartbeat. While it was early in the pregnancy, the baby was real and significant. I wanted to make her something as a memorial to that short life. Oh how I found myself wishing I could do metal stamping!

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I chose gray for the bead color since things feel gloomy right now.

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Then on three of the beads, I painted in white lettering “Born” “Into” and “Heaven.” My friend will know what the beads say, but to the casual onlooker, they’ll just look like they have a design painted on them.

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Her baby never had to know all the sadness, hurt and darkness of this world. Instead, it only knows perfection. I take joy in that fact.

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A coat of varnish and they were ready to be strung. I used a wire necklace I had and then added a small yellow rosette for some sunshine, some hope.

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I hope she likes it. I know I felt honored to make a gift for her.

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32 comments:

  1. that is so sweet for you to do for your friend!

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  2. That's so sweet and thoughtful! When I lost my last one at Christmas, a dear friend gave me an ornament of an angel holding a baby. I'll cherish that forever, and I'm sure your friend will cherish this gift you've made for her.

    -Janelle
    homemadethisandthat.blogspot.com

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  3. What a terrible loss for your friend, but what a beautiful gift for her to remember her sweet baby. I'm sure she'll love it :-)

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  4. This is so thoughtful and lovely!

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  5. Wow, that is a beautiful necklace for your friend. Hopefully it will bring her comfort during this rough time.

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  6. You are such a good friend for wanting to make something for your friend so she knows that you are there for her during such a difficult time. The necklace is beautiful, but the sentiment behind it is more so.

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  7. I think that is super sweet. I know she will love and appreciate it.

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  8. This is a beautiful necklace and a very thoughtful thing to do.

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  9. My sister-in-law lost her baby very late in her pregnancy (about 7 months along) just a few months ago. What a difficult thing to lose a baby, no matter how far along you are! I am so thankful that we know the hope of faith in Christ. This is a very sweet gift for your friend to remember her baby by.

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  10. This is so beautiful! Whay a great way to show your love and support for your friend in this sad time.

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  11. Such a great momento to help your friend! My sister made me a necklace when I had my miscarriage...she used the birthstone of the month Jude would have been born. It helped me to name my baby and I recently read "Heaven is for Real" by Todd Burpo and it confirmed for me that naming a miscarriage baby should be done! Just a thought. Found you on the Someday Crafts linky! :)

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  12. I think your friend will appreciate your thoughtfulness during her difficult time. I think the necklace is a wonderful idea.

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  13. That necklace is beautiful and what a great gift to give to your friend. I'm sure she will cherish it! YOu are very thoughtful!

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  14. That's very thoughtful of you. I'm sure it will mean a lot to her.

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  15. What a lovely gesture. Hugs to your friend.

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  16. such a sweet gift. :( So sorry for your friends loss

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  17. I think that is a priceless and thoughtful gift. I hope it imparts healing to her as I know it's very difficult!

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  18. You are a dear friend to do that! I love the idea and it will always be special to her I'm sure!

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  19. Well, how easy to create it, that is a beautiful necklace for your friend. I hope it will bring her comfort during this rough time also.

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  20. It is so nice and thoughtful of you to make that for your friend. I am sure it will cheer her up! The yellow flower will bring sunshine into her life :)

    I am hosting my first link-up party - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. Would be glad to see some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see you at the party.

    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/celebrating-one-party-time.html

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  21. What a thoughtful and kind gift. I wasn't very far along when I had a miscarriage but still think about that baby more than anyone knows.

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  22. Beautiful idea. I'm featuring you on Make It Wear It.

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  23. this is such a good idea, and it is very thoughtful of you to do that. i have a friend who also just went through the same thing yesterday. do you think i can borrow your idea and make one for her?

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  24. This is such a sweet idea for someone who is obviously experiencing something incredibly awful and tragic... a nice way for her to remember without necessarily explaining it to anyone and everyone she sees.

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  25. Wow, it's so beautiful by itself, then a powerful message of significance is attached to it.

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  26. Having had 4 miscarriages myself, I can honestly say that this would be a great gift to receive during that time of loss. I have a mother's necklace for my 6 children. I have 6 little rings with their birthstones on it and 4 tiny charms for my angel babies that float along the necklace. They hide there on my necklace and keep my babies close to me. I love this idea of yours!

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  27. Wearing jewelry will absolutely add elegance and uniqueness to your look. it has involved into a single the most sough following and cherished all over the world.

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  28. Jewelry is always give a new look to your dress and style in any party or any functions. It makes your day more beautiful and joy. Ring is my favorite from all ornaments.

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  29. That is gorgeous. I hadn't thought of it quite that way before, but "Born into Heaven" brings me peace right now. :)

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