My grandmothers birthday is coming up. She will be 103. When she turned 100 I decided to make her something 'beadiful' for her birthdays from here on. I firmly believe that although one is 100 you are still young at heart and enjoy little luxuries. Forget about the soap and bath salts that are practical, if you can live this long you deserve special things and I hope she thinks they're special. She held out on using a walker until she absolutely had to and same for the wheel chair, and she still climbs those steep stairs to her house, but now goes down the stairs one by one on her butt...she's as sharp as a tack and when she smiles she still has that little irish twinkle in her eye and great sense of humor. I have to admit having a little selfish want in all of this too. I want a picture of my grandmother wearing her jewelry so that I have it to look at every day and know that even at 100 your beautiful. I live over 1000 miles away which is why I want those pictures.
These are brushed silver swarovski pearls and swarovski crystals. She doesn't know it yet but this will be my grandmothers birthday gift at the end of February. I love making this necklace it lies so nicely around the nape of the neck and I love the feel of the smooth cool pearls too.
My Grandmother Lucille
She is wearing the flower garden necklace I made her for her 101st birthday of pearls and crystals
This is the pin I made her for her 100th birthday