A while back I decided to participate in the 3rd Use the Muse competition. I ordered the kit from Scarlett and when it arrived, I discovered the muse to be a metallic butterfly.
Having lost my Mom earlier that year, and being that butterflies were among her favorite things I knew immediately I would participate.
I pulled together her favorite colors, her most favorite being aqua and added a large selection.
I decided on freeform so I could wander with my thoughts.
Post competition I was asked by Gail Crosman Moore if I would consider contributing a piece for an auction to benefit Michelle Goldstein and her children after the loss of their father. I decided 'BellMabel' (Mom's name was Mabel Bell) would be the perfect piece. The auction happened, the piece was bid on and I was happy.....
And then! While at Bead and Button I got to hear the 'rest of the story'. You need to start with, I have always loved Kelly Angeley, since the first class of mine she sat in, her contribution to the gallery of my book, her journey to being a Bead and Button teacher, and her stunning smile, obvious talent and kindness. Over the years I run into her and husband Barry often and it's always a treat. It truly brings tears to my eyes, to have heard that Barry went to that auction site and was the high bidder on BellMabel which he bought for Kelly's birthday! I couldn't be any more pleased to know that Kelly owns that piece. You rock Barry!
What a great story!
I love Kelly and Barry.
Kelly is very lucky! This is such a beautiful piece and really stood out for me at the time of the contest. I love the colours!
precioso trabajo, la variedad de color es fantástica!!
Yes, I am very lucky! Thanks for sharing the story, Marcia. I love that bracelet and it means so much to me. P.S. I love you, too, Kate!
And I totally love that Kelly's email is beadologist!
Thank you so much for sharing how this special bracelet was created and then found a home with someone who can truly appreciate everything about it, Marcia.
Fantastic work...lovely colors!!!
What a great story and an even more amazing bracelet! I don't think of you as a freeform kind of beader but clearly you are as talented at that as you are at everything else!
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