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.