Thursday, October 28, 2010

ALCYONE



My daughter, Briana, named this necklace for me. Alcyone is a greek mythological figure that you can read about here. This post is about love above and beyond, as with Alcyone. Yesterday, as Briana went with me to my plasmapharesis treatment, she, out of love, and not being asked, took the time and discomfort to donate platetes while she was with me. Most people don't do it because of the 17 gauge needle, and platelets only last 5 days and then have to be discarded. I don't need platelets, they are for other autoimmune disorders and for cancer patients....I need plasma. But that is not the story. The story is that I am proud I raised a loving and unselfish woman. The necklace will be in my etsy shop tonight.

23 comments:

Tuire Flemming said...

Lovely necklace and really lovely daughter you have! (I love that "snakeskin", too.)

Best wishes, Tuire

brenda said...

Great necklace, i really like the rivet in the middle to the metal. Unexpected and very cool.

You have a very generous daughter!

Lenna Young Andrews said...

your new necklace is as beautiful as the story you told, sharon. i am finding it hard to put my feelings about this into words.

The metal part of this necklace has words etched into it! i have seen similar things you have done like this before, but still find it amazing. I can read the words 'wish' and 'imagine'. very special, both you & your daughter AND the necklace!!!
xoxoxox

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Just tripped down the page ... you have a beautiful blog! -J

stregata said...

You do have a wonderful daughter - I believe she takes after her mother.
Your necklace is gorgeous - I particularly love the copper wire spiral at the bottom!
Wishing you halcyon days...

steufel said...

The necklace is great, but your daughter sound even more so. H

mairedodd said...

you do have a wonderful daughter - and you have set an incredible example... it is not what we say, but what we do that they remember... the necklace is lovely -

Terri Kahrs said...

Isn't it amazing how our children surprise us?!? How wonderful and what an unselfish act on your daughter's part to help someone. Way to go, Mom!!!

Love the new necklace. Sharon, I adore your etched copper pieces. Hugs, Terri xoxo

Judy said...

She is a blessing...I am glad you had her there with you, it makes the day so much easier when you have someone special to spend it with.

I just love the necklace and especially the green focal...where did you get it?

Pretty Things said...

Awesome!

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Sharon, thanks for stopping by. We are all so lucky to be able to share our lives with each other through this blogging land. I love it, and I'm glad we found each other too. Please take care, sending lots of love your way. What a wonderful thing for your daughter to do. Riki

Cindy said...

Sharon, what a great...you must be so proud of Briana. It must have been quite tough what she went thorugh - a 17 gauge needle! I have needle phobia so I can appreciate what she went through. She has a wonderful role model, and you have yourself an incredible daughter. I hope you are doing well and feeling good. Thinking of you!

Marilyn Rock said...

It's no surprise, to me, that Briana is a loving and caring person! The apple doesn't fall far from the tree! Your necklace is gorgeous and thank you for sharing this; I know you are proud of your daughter and should be. She's a gift to this world! xxoo

Halle said...

Beautiful piece! And obviously you have raised a wonderful daughter as well!

Diane said...

What a wonderful story Sharon--it made me smile! If I need help (which I know I will :) with jewelry making, can you help? I kind of feel a new addiction coming over me ;)

Debrina said...

Hi Sharon - I loved the story about Alycone and I loved the story about your fantastic and kind daughter. :-)

The necklace, in turn, is just stunning!

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Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Oooh,Sharon you must be so proud of Briana!Love your necklace - it's gorgeous!Have a wonderful weekend and give Briana a big hug
from me.
Hugs,
Marie

~*~Patty S said...

such a beautiful post and story of Love ... hugs to you and your precious daughter Sharon!

the piece you created is gorgeous ... the touch of rhinestones seems so symbolic too!

rest easy dear friend...your creativity and strength continue to WOW me!

oxo

sanda reynolds Mullingar,Ireland said...

Hi Sharon,
Your new necklace is AWESOME, I LOOOVE the etched piece!!!
Briana is simply wonderful, very much like her Mom! And the story is beautiful... Reading your posts is always a delight for the eyes and the heart!
Much love and big hugs,
Sanda xoxo

rosa & josie said...

Oh, my...isn't that the desire of all good and faithful parents...to teach our children to think of others before ourselves.
I am so very proud for you Sharon. And, this necklace is beautiful...especially that dangle on the end~love it=)

Esther said...

Sharon!! you can be proud of Briana!! She is like her other, generous and unselfish!! this necklace is stunning .. love is name too!

chrisw said...

absolutely stunning

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