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Friday, October 23, 2009

Most Precious Jewelry

It is Carnival Time Again!

We are a group of jewelry artists working in various mediums who have chosen different topics to write on as a group.This event takes place about the same time each month. Why not visit the other artists listed below the following blog.

This months topic is:
Out of all the pieces I've created, which one means the most to me and why? (i.e., technical achievement, most beautiful, personal/emotional significance, etc.)

Well this one is, hands down, easy. First of all, I have the BEST sister in the entire universe. Lelana is, and always has been, the wind beneath my wings. Always supporting me in every creative endeavor, emotional highs and lows, taking care of our dear mother and just plain loving me. What more can one ask in a sibling? She has always treated me as a dear friend .... even had me go to Hawaii with her and her best friend, Patty, just after I graduated from high school. She had a year of teaching under her belt and took a very naive 17 year old on a major vacation... moi. That is my sweet sis.

That said. A while back she was diagnosed with breast cancer..... it shocked us all. Nowhere is that nasty, horrible disease in our family lines. We were blown away! She had surgery and radiation and the docs said they got it all and that it was a slow grower. She must have had it for years. What a blessed relief that she is cured. I don't know what I'd do without her in my life.

So, the first thing I did was to create 'SISTERS' pendants. It was an emotional and loving process that consumed me for days. I had just learned how to fuse glass several months before and decided to use the very same glass in each of our pendants. I took the glass and cut it and layered the pieces and then fused them . Then I ground the glass into shapes I liked and then fire polished them both. The next step was to make pure fine silver pendants for the glass.

And so.....

Wouldn't you know that they are the same but different.... just like us. GRIN

Do visit these very talented artist's blogs to fine what they wrote on this topic.


  1. Lovely, Lorrene, how things get expressed in just the perfect way ! o;-)

  2. My dearest, Lorrene,
    What can I say..I am blown away..I had to do a double take!! I love you so much and have learned many of my life's lessons from you. You have shown me the way many times. I still put my hands on my stomach and do my deep breathing...I have even taught all my students to do the same. Just today, I helped both sets of 8 year old twins relax so they could focus on our lessons. I heard Maya Angelou speak last Saturday at a gathering, and she said that we all need to be rainbows in people's clouds. And those rainbows reappear on and on from one of us to another. We have been blessed with the rainbows of our loving parents. Lelana

  3. Wow. Amazing, Lorrene. I love both the pieces and the story behind them. I'm so glad everything worked out well.

  4. How very lovely Lorrene. And I'm so glad your sister is well and doing fabulously. My Mom died of breast cancer in 1978. Very different, the treatment then. We're lucky that medicine and research has come this far now.

  5. wow. wonderful pendants. and oh so special .:)

  6. Thanks everyone. Your comments mean a lot to me AND my beautiful sis. It is interesting that I don't think about our topics for the blog until the day before it is ususally due. It is interesting because the words just flow without intention. It just is.

  7. Hello Lorrene your work is wonderfull. My mum had became the diagnosis breast cancer September last year. She´s well so i can understzand how hard the last weeks were for you and your familiy.
    I'm glad everything worked out well.
    I´´m german male glass bead and jewellry worker.
    i have a little campain at my blog
    I will people give little surprises and the had to do the same for another person who give a comment on their blog. Hope you``ll understand. For that i will send you and your sister a little gift to get and stay healthy and to fell a little bit happiness in these dark days.
    When you give me your Adress i will send it immediatly to you.

    God Bless you and your sister.
    sorry hope you understand that posting ;-)

    Greets from Germany