October 25, 2009

Second Open Studio Comment Giveaway!


As you can see, I am getting ready for a productive, work-filled afternoon! But first, I have one more giveaway. This is from the Toolbox Treasures series of pendants. They can be found in a variety of designs at Fusion Beads. I created them with tools and odds and ends that I found in my grandfather and father's toolboxes and workshops. I treasure all these old tools and bits, and I love that I can incorporate them into my work to remind me of my family.

Leave me a comment and tell me about a family artifact or object that you treasure! At 3:15 pm today, I will choose one comment at random for the winner of the Toolbox Treasure pendant above!

10 comments:

  1. I have a desk and an armoire of my grandmothers that I just can't part with! They aren't in good shape or worth anything, but they were hers!

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  2. Hi Melanie

    Lovely piece. I would have to say that I treasure old family photos and my grandmothers lamps.

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  3. I have a piece of pink depression glass from my husband's side of the family I really love:) It's pink and frilly, not my style, but perhaps it's being an heirloom gives me an excuse to indulge in the overly girly;)

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  4. That is such a great idea! Let's see.. My most treasured thing is a quilt that my grandparents both made together, that was given to us on our wedding day.

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  5. What a lovely tribal looking piece. For me the things I cherish from my families past would be old photos of days gone by.

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  6. this is sweet! oh, the possibilities! :0)

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  7. I have an old greenware mixing bowl that my grandmother gave me. I watched her mix her famous oatmeal-walnut cookies in that bowl for years!

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  8. I have a knife. By itself it isn't much, but it is the knife I used to use to "break into" my great-grandmother's house every morning to leave her paper for her. Apparently leaving a knife stuck in the window frame was easier than having a key made!

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  9. I actually have two rings - one citrine and one "alexandrite" (probably synthetic color-change sapphire) in antique gold settings - that my mother gave me when I was a teenager and that were given to her by her father when she was a teenager. They were the first real pieces of jewelry I ever owned and they give me a nice sense of connection to family I never had the opportunity to meet.

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  10. My mother put together an album of all the pictures she'd sent to my grandmother and great grandmother that featured me. It's a true treasure knowing that my grandparents had cherished these, "watching" me grow up from afar.

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