The first big event was a few weeks ago, in May. Our eight-year-old great niece received her First Communion. I decided a year ago that I wanted to make rosary beads for her and her mother told me that she would like pink. I was a little apprehensive about how much work it would be. I thought that making all the loops to connect the crystals would take forever, but once I figured out exactly how long each piece of wire needed to be, it worked up fairly quickly. To my surprise, I didn't get tired of making the loops. I was thrilled with my results and plan to make rosary beads for each of the other two great nieces when they receive their First Communion.
I will be making more rosary beads, which will be for sale on my Etsy site in a few weeks.
|Pink crystal beads, sterling silver wire for loops, pewter crucifix and centerpiece. Her name and the date of her First Communion are engraved on the back of the crucifix.|
Our second big event is our only grandaughter's high-school graduation, which takes place in two weeks. My husband and I and liked the chained pink crystals in the rosary so much that we decided I should make a necklace with matching earrings for her. I was very unhappy with the first set of earrings that I made because they were too ornate. Once I realized why they didn't work, I chose to make simple earrings, with a loop below and above the crystal, just like the loops that chained the crystals together in the necklace.
|Pink crystal beads, sterling wire for loops, sterling toggle clasp. |
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