Friday, April 16, 2010
I've sent out some of the special gifts to my winners and have the others in the works. I thought you might like to see what's made that carpet ride around the world from my studio.
Something For Sharon from Scotland. Sharon likes pink and girlie things, nothing flashy and bold, a bit vintage too. So I wracked my brain and spotted a necklace I'd made for one of the possible prizes for OWOH. This caught my eye because it had a vintage rhinestone pendant, spelling out LOVE (what better for one world one Heart?) and I had also attached a silver Hershey's Kiss charm. I live near that Chocolate wonderland so thought being from Scotland she might like something that was 'native 'to my area. To the silver chain I added tiny pink silk ribbons, they were in four different shades. I knew it needed something to make it all hers, and made a heart shaped pin to which I embossed with Queen Annes Lace and her initial, 'S'. I attached this to the side of the pendant a bit off center for more interest. Since it is a little pin or brooch she can detach it and wear it without the necklace if she chooses.
I then decided it needed a special box so I took a Laughing Cow box that I had been saving to used and covered it in Pink roses fabric using Mod Podge. I finished it off with a Lime Green Polkadotted green ribbon. I sent it off to Scotland over a week ago so I hope it's reached her!
Jennifer from Canada was one of my winners. Jennifer loves birds and collects birds nests. I know this wasn't made especially for her but when I got to know Jennifer I realized it was! It was my Bead Swap creation from Lori Anderson's Bead Swap from January (Psss! She's having another one very soon!) My 'Swinging on a Breeze' Necklace. I felt that this necklace would be perfect for Jennifer and got it shipped off to her. She was so pleased that she sent me some goodies (I'll get pictures and share with you soon, Thanks Jennifer! I love sharing the love from this event and the connections it makes. :)
More updates soon on the other One World One Heart special gifts.