kate5kiwis: Elven Bracelet


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Friday, March 21, 2008

Elven Bracelet

A few weeks ago, Laura asked me to make a bracelet for her daughter Meredith, who is turning twenty one next month. Meredith is an artist, like her mother.

So while Bulldog and the kiddos snuggled up in front of Lord of the Rings last night, I lit a candle and gathered a bunch of freshwater pearls and crystal faceted beads and pearly seed beads and started arranging and threading, and it occured to me that I think Meredith looks very like the kind and graceful Arwen Evenstar.

Then I heard Galadriel say:
It began with the forging of the Great Rings. Three were given to the Elves, immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings...
Meredith and her brothers.
Pearls, for beauty and purity.
Twenty-one crystals, one for each year of your life.
Happy Birthday, Meredith, with love and sparkles all the way from Middle Earth X


OpenID hippyhappyhay said...

How wonderful. A breath taking bracelet for a breath taking beauty!
You are so creative and sparkly and wonderful :)
My mum was in LOTR did you know?

10:22 AM  
OpenID transplantingme.com said...

that's beautiful!

1:41 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Oh! Kate! That's so lovely! Meredith is at work, but I called her hoping she would pick up so that I could share my excitement. No pick up -- Rats!

I just can't wait 'til she sees her bracelet! (And she loves LOTR, so will totally appreciate the connection there!)

Thank you so much -- your work is so beautiful!

2:47 AM  
Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

What a beautiful bracelet, Kate!

4:25 AM  
Blogger Carnies said...

What a stunning piece - you're amazing the way you string your words and your beads together, what a gift xx

3:49 AM  
Anonymous katepai said...

Hi Kate.

Happy Easter.

Love the bracelet.


3:50 PM  
Blogger Liesl said...

You are so talented with pretty words and pretty beads, Kate. I love the bracelette.

3:56 PM  

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