Sunday, April 19, 2009

For Lisa

So Sunday afternoon was spent making this gift for my best friend Lisa. I've been meaning to make her something for awhile now and finally had the time to sit down and create. I was inspired by a necklace that Jacque, one of my housemates at Artfest and new friend, gave me for my birthday. The necklace she made me is asymmetrical, which I love and that gave me the idea for this piece.

I bought the ribbon in Port Townsend, Wa. at the bead store a year ago and had been hoarding it for some time, but it seemed too perfect for this project, not to use it.

I also got the hand charm at the bead store-I bought a couple because they are double sided. I love hand themed things.

You can't tell from this photo, but this side of the hand has numbers 1-3 on the palm, along the lines of the palm.
My best friend is an RMT and so I thought using the hands as a symbol for the healing work she does with her own hands was perfect.

Lisa is the kind of friend everyone should have. She is incredibly smart and wise. She is always giving and loving. I have great admiration for her as a woman and as a human being. She has stuck with me through the best and worst of times and always found ways to make the bad stuff laughable.

So Lisa, this one's for you dear friend, in gratitude for all the ways you bless my life. I am so lucky to call you my friend and to think of you in my heart as my sister. xo


halowrites said...

oh, that is GORGEOUS. I love the colours you used, and the hand charm is beautifully appropriate. she is going to love it. :)

sherry lee said...

Oh my -- this is beautiful! Lisa will be so pleased...and the hand makes it even more special.