I created this necklace in memory of my Grandmother, Ellen.
My grandmother was born in Greece. I'm not sure what part of Greece, but I know she met my Grandfather when she was just a teenager, and came to live in the United States with him and his family.
I am calling this necklace Santorini. I was caught up in dreams last night of going to Greece. I've always wanted to go but now that I've been traveling more for work, I feel like I really could handle a nice trip to Greece. At this point, I just hope that maybe they will contact our museum to borrow something in the collection. Otherwise, I think I will have to do a bit more than just a bead diet for 30 days to save some cash to get there.
I literally started with the pendant and just started adding stuff to this piece, until it was finished. The stick pearls are reminiscent of the white hill side buildings in Santorini. Although the colors are much more subdued than the pictures I saw online of the island, they play well with the metal pendant which as actually a Mykonos metal bead that I got at Saratoga Beads.
I was thinking last night that maybe the last minute addition of the pewter fish bead was a bit over the top but I think Fish are quite the staple in Greece and so, I think it works.
These are the bracelets I created last night. I was in a real bracelet mood, although one of them started as a necklace (the blue and green one) but then I got impatient and it ended up a bracelet instead.
These will head to the show with me Saturday. Unless someone contacts me and has to have one before then.
Some shoppers have done that. You never know.
My sister is going to come up and help me with the show on saturday night. The show continues on Sunday as well but I think she'll have to go back home Sunday morning. :( Maybe I can get Joe to come help me out.
I am just doing some last minute stuff to prepare.
Oh, a heads up. The shop is closing Saturday and won't reopen til next Mon or Tuesday. So if you have your eye on something, better grab it now.
HAVE A GREAT THURSDAY!