A little while ago, Kelly at Silver Parrot Designs sent me this photo of this very summery, very bright necklace she made using my daisy connectors and pendant. She said it was a gift. In fact that gift was for her mother. What a lucky Mom! But there is a story here. Her mother is a member of the PEO Sisterhood, along with her grandmother, aunt, and well just about all of the important women in her mother's life. The PEO Sisterhood is a women's charitable organisation that in particular promotes women's education and attainment through a variety of programs. Their symbol is the marguerite daisy and Kelly actively searches out daisies for her Mom. I couldn't be more pleased to have those little porcelain daisies go to such a special gift.
And of course life is full of coincidences. As it turns out my mother-in-law was a member of PEO. I had no idea. And...PEO was founded at Iowa Weslyan College. Guess what. Both Peter and I grew up in Iowa (oh so many moons ago). See we are all connected in so many little ways. I think that is just grand.
As for Kelly, she's a busy girl. She's a mom, she works, she designs and makes jewelry, she blogs, she has her own website....She just opened a new Etsy shop. So why don't you go on over and check it out, maybe even give her a heart. And by all means don't pass up her blog. Not only does Kelly share her designs and beady pics and favs, she gives a little insight into her daily life with a 5 year old. Like the story of the tooth fairy. After being caught twice sneaking into her son's room to deliver the goods, she announced that the tooth fairy had sent her a message. "please leave your tooth outside the door so that I won't wake you in the night." It worked! Truly inspired and only slightly devious. I promise you'll be entertained so don't miss her blog.
Kelly, thanks so much for using my beads in such a special way!!!!!