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!
I chose gray for the bead color since things feel gloomy right now.
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.
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.
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.
I hope she likes it. I know I felt honored to make a gift for her.
Parties I’ll be linking up with:
Hoo’s Got Talent, The Sunday Scoop, The Sunday Showcase Party, Made By You Monday, Market Yourself Monday, Making the World Cuter Monday, Weekend Wrap Up, Motivate Me Monday, Frugalicious Friday, Feature Yourself Friday, Just Something I Whipped Up, Mad Skills Party, Get Your Craft On, Anything Related, Make it Yours Day, The Shabby Nest, Kojo Designs, Tea Rose Home, Whatever Goes Wednesday, Real Momma, Real Style, Idea Sharing Wednesday, Creative-ly U, Tutorials and Tips Tuesday, Sew Cute Tuesday, Make it, Wear It