April 14, 2012

Flap Your Wings Artist Tribute: Judy Glende


 When I sat down to create this necklace, soft piano music was playing on my iPod and thoughts of Judy and how she influenced me and so many of my blog friends. We are all so blessed to have known her even for such a short time! She was a strong member of our beading community, and a successful designer- just look at all the publications she was in recently!  I will never forget how we all collectively sent her well wishes and cards as she was going through treatment. We lost not only a wonderful artist, but we lost a wonderful friend.
 


 I have decided to keep this necklace for myself as a token of my appreciation for my friend Judy. Something I can wear and be reminded of all that she meant to so many people. She will always be missed.



Details:

Amber glass rounds
Faceted Amethyst nuggets
Faceted Nephrite Green Jade
Brass chain
Bird- Elemental Adornments
Brass HOPE ring- Vintaj Brass Co.
Brass chain
Brass wire
Lampwork glass round- Magdalena Ruiz
Resin charm-  Stephanie Meisel

THE PARTICIPANTS

25 comments:

  1. I never would've considered putting the orange in with the purple and green but wow... it really all pulled together beautifully :) I don't blame you for keeping it!

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  2. This is a remarkable necklace. The birds are such a strong image for me when I think of Judy. I love that you centered this necklace with hope. Judy was always powerful in hope. I miss her dearly and thank you for creating this beautiful tribute to her.

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  3. this is a lovely piece! so natural and it gives a peaceful feeling, even with the vibrant colors!! great job!

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  4. I just heaved a sigh of joy as the image resolved on the computer screen. The strong purples, the soft greens, the patina on the Hope circle, they all make such a warm, lovely statement. I think keeping it to remind yourself of Judy is a perfect idea. The special people in our lives should have a place with us afterwards, in just such mementos. You are a wonderful designer, and I count my blessings to know you (virtually) as I did Judy. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  5. This piece makes my heart sing..
    a beautiful tribute to our friend Judy.

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  6. I can see why you want keep this one! it is beautiful!

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  7. What a wonderful tribute, just gorgeous.

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  8. I'm not a purple girl, but those beads are seriously making me reconsider! Such a beautiful creation...it's happy, yet makes you stop and think for just a moment. Thank you for creating such a happy tribute to Judy!

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  9. Beautiful necklace and a lovely tribute! The colors are wonderful together!

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  10. This is so beautiful. Seriously felt like an Etsy stalker last night because I kept coming back to it! Everything works so beautifully together...a wonderful celebration of her life.

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  11. You have done Judy proud, and can see why you want to keep this necklace. I would too!

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  12. Your creation truly reflects your feelings for the friend you lost. As you wear it, she will be with you! Beautiful work.

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  13. Your creation truly reflects your feelings for the friend you lost. As you wear it, she will be with you! Beautiful work.

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  14. I am sorry that I did not get to know Judy, she seems like a wonderful lady. Your necklace is beautiful.

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  15. Simply stunning. I'd wear that -- purple, and the memory -- gorgeous.

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  16. I love this! The colours are all gorgeous, and go perfectly together. I'd definitely wear it!

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  17. It's so pretty - I didn't know Judy well, but the little interaction we did have definitely showed me she was a kind person. It's great to have your own memorial necklace for her :)

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  18. Your necklace is so beautiful Lorelei! I can see you really poured some love into it. Everything about it goes together so wonderfully!

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  19. This is a gorgeous piece. What a lovely reminder of your dear friend.

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  20. It's gorgeous, enjoy thinking of Judy whenever you wear it...

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  21. That is gorgeous!!! What a wonderful reminder of Judy! =)

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  22. Lorelei, your necklace really is a beautiful tribute to our friend Judy. I think that is nice that you are chosing to keep it as a reminder - I think she would have liked that.

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  23. Wonderful colours in this necklace.... those faceted amethysts are gorgeous! I'm sure you will enjoy wearing and all the thoughts and memories it brings.

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  24. It's just beautiful!

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Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
Buddha