Monday, October 23, 2006

Simply Charming

So this morning I had THREE (count 'em three!) packages in the magical mail box!

Package number one came from Ruth Rae. As you can see, she had the goodies inside beautifully wrapped. It was almost too pretty to open, but I knew what was waiting inside so I carefully undid the string.


Underneath the first layer of wrapping was a second layer! LOL! Nothing like prolonging the anticipation! Too funny!
I carefully unwrapped that layer too and inside were 25 beautiful handmade charms-one of mine plus 24 others from my art sisters.






I had already created this really cool necklace and so all that was left to do was to attach all the charms. No mean feat let me tell ya-balancing colour, size, shape and weight so the whole thing would be harmonious took a bit of doing. Fortunately, I had a new Bob Dylan cd to keep me company. (The Essential Bob Dylan, in case you're wondering.) It took me about an hour to get the whole thing together and here it is! (Oops! Just realized the charm at the center bottom got cut off in the pic!)

Thank you, thank you to my art sisters! I just love it! The fact that no two charms were alike is a testement to your amazing creativity and I am so blessed to have been able to share in this project with you. A BIG thank you to Ruth Rae for all her hard work in hosting this project. To see a close up of all the charms, click on the Simply Charming button on the sidebar on the right.

I am going out tonight with the family to celebrate my Father-in-law's birthday so I will get to show off my new treasure. I'll share my other goodies tomorrow-I have to run some errands now-off to the mall!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very cool necklace, Lelainia! It shows off the charms really well. :)

liz said...

SO beautiful!!! i can't wait to get mine--hopefully in the next few days. LOVE the button necklace too!...AND i have the bob dylan cd--it's one of my favorites!! our musical taste is SO similar!! hope you had a good time on granville island too--i often think about our day there together!
liz xx

lindaharre said...

Lelainia, what is that cool button necklace you attached the charms to? How did you make it? Oh Please do tell! Thanks, Linda

Contessa Kris said...

Ohhh, what a yummy necklace! Have fun wearing it. Everyone was so creative!

Shari Beaubien said...

I love what you did, Lelainia. And of course, you incorporated your beloved buttons! Really wonderful. Hugs, Shari

debra said...

Wowee!! That thing is gorgeous, Lelainia! Are those buttons?? What a fabulous idea for the charm necklace. Super cool!!

Anonymous said...

oh that button necklace is genious..i might have to take a stab at it as i have tons and tons of pearl buttons!! just beautiful!
xox~-k

MarilynH said...

Lelainia--You did an amazing job with the buttons!! I have seen buttons bracelets before but what you have done is really cool--different than buttons bracelets. :) I am really kickin' myself for not joining that swap!

One Crabapple said...

Doing a little catch up on your blog - and saying hi as I come by for a visit. I love seeing your photo shop developements...I can see you love it just by the great artwork you are turning out.

LAughed at the beaver story (Go Beaver!) and laughed at your husband being born at recess...

YOu did quite a little goodie delivery and the necklace looks great !

Love, S.

Judy Wise said...

What a beautiful, tangible object reflecting the love of many friends; it is glorious.