Friday, January 11, 2013

Memory and Thanks Hop

We all have been touched by someone who has had to deal with huge challenges in their lives.  I have one very dear friend who has had to deal with more challenges then anyone I know before the age of 40.
So this necklace is in honor of her.

Each charm represents a part of her life.

1.  The blue crystal is for her son.  

2.  The pink is for her battle against breast cancer.  She beat it!

3.  The star is for her angel in heaven, we love you Angelina. 

4. The purple heart represents the foundation she started in honor of her young daughter to provide funding for metabolic research.

5.  The word "life" is for her great joy of life.  She has so many friends that have helped her through the rough parts, but she has given so much more then she could ever comprehend.  

To learn more about the Angelina Foundation and all the work we have done over the years, check out the website.
 The Angelina Foundation on Facebook

So far the Angelina Foundation has raised over $71,000 for 

Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia.  


Don't forgot to hop around and check out all the other blogs from the participants of the 
Memory and Thanks Blog Hop!

Hostess, Lori Anderson       Pretty Things
 Adlinah Kamsir                   Dream Struck Designs
 Aimee Biondolillo               Aimee's Jewelry Treasures
 Alicia Marinache                 All the Pretty Things 
 Andra Marasteanu               Handmade by Indra Marasteanu 
 Andrea Trank                      Heaven Lane Creations
 April Grinaway                   Brooklyn Bead Goddess
Barb Solem                         Vivi Magoo Presents
Becky Pancake                    Becky Pancake Bead Designs
Beth Emery                         Stories by Indigo Heart
Bonnie Coursolle                Jasper's Gems
Cassi Paslick                       Beads: Rolling Downhill
Catherine King                    Catherine's Musings
Cece Cormier                      The Beading Yogini
Chandra Leitz                     Juniper Goods
Charissa Nesler                   FireStorm Designs
Charlie Jacka                       Clay Space
Christina Hickman              Vintage Treasures Jewelry
Christine Murrow               Charis Designs Jewelry
Christine Stonefield            Sweet Girl Design
Chrizette Bayman               Bead Soup Mix
Cindy Wilson                      It's My Sea of Dreams
CJ Bauschka                       4 His Glory Creations by CJ
Crystal Thain                      Here Bead Dragons
Cyndi Lavin                        Beading Arts
Debbie Rasmussen             A little of this, a little of that
Denielle Hagerman             Some Beads... and other things I like
Diana Gonzalez                  Arte y Poemas
Diane Hawkey                    diane hawkey
Dita Basu                            ankarshilpa
Donetta Farrington             Simply Gorgeous
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell     Deeliteful Jewelry Creations
Emma Todd                        A Polymer Penchant
Erin Kenny                         beadiful therapy
Erin Prais-Hintz                  Treasures Found
Gina Hockett                      Freestyle Elements
Gloria Allen                        Innovative Dreams Jewelry
Heather Marston                 CSW Designs
Inge von Roos                    Inge's Blog
Iveth Caruso                       Creative Atelier
Jacqueline Marchant          Fiddledeedee Jewelry
Jami Shipp                         Celebrating Life!
Jean Yates                          Snap Out of it Jean, There's Beading to Do!
Jennifer Reno                     Musings of a Crafty Jenny
Jenny Robledo                   Peppa's Dream
Jennifer VanBenschoten    Jewelry, Art and Life
Jessica Klaaren                  Cellar Door Jewelry
Jessica Murray                   Whimsical Monkey
Joan Williams                     lilruby jewelry
Jo-Ann Woolverton            It's a Beadiful Creation
Joanne Browne                   josjewels1
Jodie Marshall                    Jodie Marshall Lampwork Beads Wearable Art
Johanna Rhodes                 Fire Phoenix Creations
John Rasmussen                 Rasumussen Gems and Jewelry LLC
JuLee Wolfe                       The Polymer Penguin
Julie Bean                           Blue Pig Blog
Karen Mitchell                   Over the Moon Designs
Karin King                         The Sparklie Things Blog
Karin Slaton                       Backstory Beads
Kat Douglas                       Washoe Kat's
Kay Bolton                        Toodles and Binks
Kelly Hosford Patterson     The Traveling SideShow
Kim Ballor                          Vitamin C ... A Daily Does of Creativity
Kim Dworak                       CianciBlue
Kim Houston                       The Pink Martini
Kym Hunter                         Kym Hunter Designs
Laren Dee Barton                Laren Dee Designs
Lea Avroch                          LA Jewelry Designs
Leanne Loftus                      First Impression Design
Liddy McLaughlin               Liddy McLaughlin Art
Linda Florian                       Lily's of the Valley Jewelry & Creative Creations
Linda Inhelder                     Must-Haves Jewelry
Lisa Hamilton                      Simply Irresistable Jewelry
Lisa Suver                            Fancee That
Lori Bowring Michaud        Artfully Ornamental
Lori Poppe                           Adventures in Creativity with Lorillijean
LouAnn Elwell                    Southpass Beads
Mandi Effron                       Craft-o-licious
Marcia DeCoster                 MadDesigns
Marcia Dunne                     The Alternative Foundry
Marie Covert                      Creating Interest
Marjorie Savill Linthwaite     bennubirdrising
Marlene Cupo                        Amazing Designs by Marlene
Martha Aleo                           Ornamento
Marti Conrad                          Marti's Buttons -n- Beads
Mary Ellen Parker                  BeeTree by m.e.
Mary Govaars                        MLH Jewelry Designs
Mary Lindell                          Mary Lindell Artisan Jewelry
Maureen Connolly                 Mrs Beadsley's Workshop
Maybeline Tay                       The Jewelry Larder
Melissa Elgin                         The Addicted Beader
Melissa Mesara                      one-eared pig beads
Menka Gupta                         Menka's Jewelry
Michaela Pabeschitz              la mar de bonita
Mischelle Fanucchi               Micheladas Musings
Mona Rae Baroody               Who Does She Bead She Is?
Nan Emmett                          Spirit Rattles -- Spirited Earth
Nancy Pedersen                    Something Heartfelt by Nancy
Natalie Davidson                  NorthShore Days
Nikki Douglas                      Bead It and Weep
Pam Farren                           re-maker
Pam, the Crazier Sister        The Crazy Creative Corner
Pam Traub                            Klassy Joolz
Priya Krish                           Hellopalz 
Rebecca Anderson               Song Beads
Rebecca Sirevaag                 Becca's Place
Robin Kae Reed                   Artistry HCBD
Rochelle Brisson                  a creative chelle
Rosa Maria Cuevas              Helena de Troya
Sabine Dittrich                     perlendschungel
Sandi Volpe                          Sandi Volpe
Sandra McGriff                    Creative Chaos
Sarah Goode                         Pookledo
Sarah Singer                         String a Song of Sixpence
Serena Trent                         All Things Made Jewelry
Shai Williams                       Shaiha's Ramblings
Sharon Palac                        Sharon's Jewelry Garden
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson    Sharyl's Jewelry & Reflections
Sheila Davis                         Stone Designs
Shelley Graham Turner        Fabric of My Life
Sherri Stokey                       Knot Just Macrame
Sherry Baun                         Unicorns Jewels
Skylar Bre'z                         Brising Beads
Stephanie Haussler              Pixybug Designs
Tania Spivey                        Moobie Grace Designs
Terri G.                                Blooming Ideas
Terry Carter                         Tapping Flamingo
Terry Matuszyk                    Pink Chapeau Vintage Jewelry
Toltec Jewels                       Jewel School Friends
Tracy Kruse                         Goldkisses Art
Tracy Martin                        Nutkitten's Jewelry
Zia Parks                              Anzi~Panzi's Work Shoppe
Zoe Marcin                          Beads, Tea and Sweets

 Thanks for reading!  



  1. What a beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing.

  2. An elegant and fitting tribute

  3. Such a beautiful and unique piece...a wonderful tribute

  4. The meaning and symbolism of each of the elements makes this a wonderful tribute piece in honour of your friend.

  5. What a story this necklace tells so beautifully. Kudos to you for honoring your friend.


  6. Wow this is a powerful piece, you honor your friend so well.I just love the necklace.

  7. What a wonderful way to pay tribute to your good friend and her experiences. Your necklace is simple and oh so powerful.

  8. What a wonderful necklace. So full of meaning. Thanx for sharing.

  9. Some are given much, some less. I truly belive we are only given as much as we can handle. She must be a strong woman, and your tribute to her reflects that perfectly.

  10. Such a lovely necklace and tribute!

  11. A beautiful piece and very touching tribute to your dear friend. How lucky you both are to have one another.

  12. I can only imagine how thrilled your friend is with your lovely's a beautiful piece, and so meaningful.

  13. A delightful necklace rich with meaning and memories. Thanks for sharing your story. Hope you are enjoying the swap.
    Terri G.

  14. A wonderful gift for your beloved friend - she must be a wonderful and strong person. Pls. tell her, I hold her deeds in veneration!

  15. Such a beautiful heart felt necklace! I like talisman jewelry, where each part tells a story and make up a unique whole. I am sure that she will love it! Thank you for sharing your story. Enjoy the day. Erin

  16. It's lovely. Thank you for explaining each of the elements, and for sharing.

  17. Such a beautiful necklace. Love the meaningful charms!

  18. Angelina's story is so heartbreaking. I spent 8 weeks in the NICU with my daughter and some of the things I saw while I was there have forever changed me. I was lucky enough to bring my girl home in the end without further complication. Best of luck with the fundraising and I'm sure your friend will love this beautiful necklace

  19. Thanks everyone! I really enjoyed this challenge and hope my friend will love her necklace.

  20. That's absolutely beautiful and touching.

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