Sunday, August 10, 2008

Day 224: Prepare to be Jealous!

Look what my sister-in-law, Barb, gave me for my birthday! 4 necklaces, and 2 sets of earrings, all made by her! I was secretly hoping for one, but four!!!! It's going to take me a long time each morning trying to figure out which one to wear that day. And look how beautiful each of these turned out. She combines glass and metal, melting them in a kiln, to create these wearable works of art. Each one turns out different, and all are dramatically beautiful!





This is the same sister-in-law who had the heart valve surgery in June. She is doing extremely well now. I've put a link to her (Barb & Bob) blog in my blogroll on the right. It's so much fun watching someone come back to life right before your very eyes; Barb has energy again to do things that she loves and are of interest to her.
TFL!

13 comments:

Mom2Drew said...

Does she have an etsy site? If not...she totally should. That is some wonderful craftmanship.

pat said...

Oh yes, I'm jealous! Those are wonderful; she is really talented. I'd buy from her in a heartbeat.

Jena Photography said...

You are right I'm jealous. Happy Birthday! My birthday was yesterday.

Sharon said...

Very beautiful!

Amy said...

OH GORGEOUS! I love the third and fourth ones!

Kristina said...

What an awesome gift! They're beautiful.

Mandy said...

OOOO....those are so amazing. I love all of the colors. I am SO jealous. I am glad she is doing better! What a talent to have.

Jeanne said...

I'm so happy to hear (and see) how well Barb is doing! Those are some fantastic pieces. She's got talent for sure.

Lucky you to be the recipient of such beautiful craftsmanship!

Jess said...

WOW WOW WOW! These are AMAZINGLY gorgeous! I have to ditto Heather's thoughts on an etsy shoppe if she doesn't have one already- I would LOVE to have a set (or two or three!) of these!

Happy birthday! :)

Sarah said...

Those are gorgeous! I am not a jewelry person, really, but I would totally wear something like that. I especially love the bottom one! You are one lucky girl!

Becky said...

How great to hear she's doing so well and back to doing what she loves. These are beautiful. I was at a big craft fair yesterday and was admiring pieces like this. I hope she makes a ton of money!

Becky said...

I forgot to say: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Amy said...

Those are all such beautiful, crafty pieces! My favorite is the last one. Happy, Happy Birthday!!!