Beads Beads Beads!!!

Just wrapped up a project inspired by some beads we picked up at the Hillsboro Gem Faire this weekend. It’s a nice-lookin’ necklace with a lot of turquoise and sterling-silver, in the style favored by my Mom. I’m thinkin’ early Mothers Day present. Check below for a picture of the finished necklace.

My partners in crime were my sister and my girlfriend (check out our site @! ), with whom I had a fun day doing the craft thing. For anyone who may have missed out on the Gem Faire and thinks it may sound like a good time, check out their schedule at the website; it looks like they’ll be coming back in March!


In Memoriam: Honeybear

Most of you already know this since it happened back in January, but we lost Honeybear. We found out in January of 2009 that she has a disease called Megacolon, for which there’s not really a cure. More information found here:

Once we found out, we started her on medication to help keep it under control and keep her healthy. The unfortunate side is that the medication can become less effective over time. This was the case with our little girl. We had her as long as possible with her healthy but had to let her go on January 3rd this year as the medication was no longer working. It was really difficult for me to let her go. I got her shortly before I finished high school when she was first born and had her as my little girl for almost 7 years. Nathan and I will really miss her craziness. I will likely be posting some favorite memories of her on this site eventually.

Photos of Honeybear are here: