Sunday, May 22, 2011

wearing jewelry

Here is a great photo of my mother and I.  It's from Sam's graduation (I'm still feeling so happy about that event), but the real reason I wanted to put it on my blog is because it shows us wearing bead jewelry that I made, not just photos of the jewelry.

My mother is wearing a necklace that I made for Beading for a Cure 2010, which I actually beaded in 2009.  On her wrist is a Wave Me Down bracelet by Shelley Nybakke, who designs wonderful right angle weave bracelets, among other things.  The bracelet uses silver metal beads and 3mm turquoise AB 2x crystals. On my wrist is a right angle weave bracelet that is embellished with pearls and crystals.  The bracelet matches the strand of pearls that Dennis gave me as a gift.

During the visit my mother also wore my Beading for a Cure 2011 bracelet and earrings.  When I find the photo I will put it on the blog.  I think it's fair to say that my mother is my biggest supporter and benefactor of my jewelry.  Thanks Mom!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Sam's graduation


Sam and Jason - Go Green, Go White  (MSU's colors)
Today was Sam's commencement from Michigan State Law School.  Look at how happy he is!  It was a long road for Sam, through teenage years filled with turmoil, and a long road for us as parents trying to keep him from sinking in quicksand.  He turned his life around, worked hard, and graduated cum laude.  I shed many tears of despair over the years, but today they were tears of pride and happiness, not only at what he has accomplished but also for the opportunities he now has for the future.  Congratulations, Sam, we love you!