Thursday, September 18, 2008

FamiLee Update

The FamiLee Jewels have been keeping very busy finishing up special orders and gearing up for the Holiday season.
Bonnie has just finished one of her wrapped agate slice pendants as a special order. It is actually a reproduction of a piece that sold a year ago. The blue agate was chosen because of the patterning in it that resembles an ocean scene. The sterling silver wire work was then done to enhance that effect. The pendant is hung on a necklace of turquoise blue glass beads imported from Greece, sterling silver filigree beads and sterling silver chain maille in the Byzantine pattern.
Becky is finishing up an order of Motorcycle Mama earrings. Over the summer Becky made some earrings using a stylized wing design. Turns out that it resembles the wing logo for Harley-Davidson Motorcycle. People loved them.
Bonnie has been working this summer making jewelry pieces out of items that she has scavenged while working At The Warehouse. She has used brass escutcheons, antique drawer pulls and bits and pieces of wire and brass. She has embellished rhinestone pins and repurposed vintage jewelry findings. The Salvaged Style Collection will be unveiled soon At The Warehouse.

Other FamiLee news:
Becky is feeling well. The twins are 2 pounds 3 ounces each and still in transverse position which unfortunately makes carrying them awkward for her.
Freddy is growing like crazy. Forget walking he runs!!!!! He throws the ball (and any other toy he can get his hands on). He flirts outrageously. He loves the park (especially the slide). He recognises many objects by name but doesn't yet use the words for them. He keeps Mim and Pip laughing.
Ella remains deployed with the American Red Cross, still in Hattisburg when I spoke with her last night. That center is closing soon and the volunteers will be sent to Texas.

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