Thursday, December 10, 2009

Charmed, I'm Sure!

My friend Jayna works a full time job, and has created a business on the side making two-sided soldered jewelry charms. She sells her work in a local gift shop called Just a Bed of Roses, and has a loyal following of customers always anxious to see her newest treasures. I have several of them myself and thought I'd share them today.


She also does special orders and I asked her to do one for a Christmas gift a few weeks ago. When my mom was a teenager, she made a heavy winter coat and couldn't find any buttons she liked for it. Her dad ended up making some wooden ones for her and she's cherished them for years even though the coat itself is long gone. She recently sent them to me to use on a coat I was making, but I decided to use them for something else instead. I'm going to attach one of the buttons to a charm necklace and include this wonderful piece Jayna made for me incorporating a photo of my Grandpa and a nice saying. I think my mom will really be touched by the sentiment. I can't wait till she opens it - just wish I could be there with her to see her reaction, but we live 700 miles apart and we won't be together for Christmas this year.

13 comments:

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Awwww, that will be such a special gift! I have tears in MY eyes just hearing about it!
You are such a sweet daughter. I know your Mom will love it!

Nedra said...

What a wonderful present. As our parents age, there are very few gifts they really need, or don't have already. The ones that mean the most are the sentimental kind. I know she will love the way you captured the memories.

Joanne said...

What a great gift or your Mom - Can anyone videotape her reaction for you! Your friends jewelry is really cool too!

bayrayschild said...

Gayle, what a sweet daughter you are and such a wonderful idea!

I loved reading your story.
I'm sure your Mom is going to be so surprised and happy.

My Best!
Audrey

Willow said...

Gayle,
That is what makes me feel warm n fuzzy about Christmas ! When people really put thought and love in a gift. Your Mom is gonna love this.I'm getting a lil misty eyed just picturing her opening it myself.
Prim Huggs n Blessins
TJ

Charlotte said...

That gives me good ideas for future presents...

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

Oh Gayle. Homemade buttons! Home awesome that your mom sent them to you!
Your mom will love this sweet gift. I'm sorry she lives soooooo very far away from you.
Jayna makes beautiful charms. Is she the one who made your spoon charm?
Enjoy your day.
Mercy

Mimi Sue said...

What a great idea. Your mom will love it. Love all of Jayna's cute stuff. Mimi

weaverpat said...

Gayle, you asked on my blog about the little sheep ornies. Linda sells them in her shop, Grant Street Woolworks. You can contact her through her blog. They really are cute!

Cristin@ Serendipity said...

What a sweet, sweet gift! Your mom is going to love it!

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TamboinMO said...

I bet your mom is going to love her necklace....sentimental gifts are always the best!

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