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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Teach Your Children

This is a custom order bracelet that I recently finished. I was contacted by a kindergarten parent, representing the class Moms, who wanted to purchase a bracelet for the teacher as an end of the year gift. The teacher, has actually purchased several of my pieces in the past, and they knew that she liked my designs. They wanted to somehow be able to represent the 19 students in the class, and also have the year, 2009, incorporated into the design. I found some fabulous beads by lampwork artist, Christy Howard, in these gorgeous bright crayon colors, and made them my inspiration. I wanted to the finished piece to have a playful, childlike feeling, as it was a gift from her kindergarten class. I made 19 lampwork glass bead dangles, to represent each child, and added in some sterling silver heart charms, one with "joy"...which is actually her name! I then added a fabulous sterling silver keepsake tag, custom designed by LillyEllen Designs. I had her stamp the year into the center, and the words "teach, inspire, dream" around the bottom edge. It turned out fabulous, and I was so pleased with the final result. This one had to be called "Teach your Children", by CSNY.

"Don't you ever ask them why
if they told you, you would cry
so just look at them and sigh
and know they love you. "
Graham Nash

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BeadedTail said...

Such a beautiful gift that I'm sure that teacher will cherish forever! The lampwork beads are gorgeous!

storybeader said...

very cute!

Meghann LittleStudio said...

How lovely! Great work :)

Swapna said...

A fabulous creation... as always :)

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