Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Collaboration for Little Miss Eight

She loved this ring I sold. It's was a big silver dome with green beads sticking out of the top of it. I would have given it to her, but it was so big for her hand I knew she wouldn't really be able to wear it. Clearly, she was going to need her own version of that ring for her eighth birthday. It would be proportioned for her hand and bear little pink crystal beads.

Of course, a ring like that would need to have a matching necklace. That necklace would have to incorporate all of her favorite things, like a horse, a cat, and Yoda, and those same pink beads.

The set of mama-made jewels was going to need a daddy-made birthday box, naturally.

It would be made in the USA with love,

and it would have a special place for the ring and for the necklace. The two compartments would form the number 8.

Little Miss Eight would use it to store her new bling, as well as the $8 she got from her grandparents. (She's that much closer to saving up for the horse she plans to buy someday. I hope she doesn't hock these jewels for one.)

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful, what an amazing and special gift for your not quite so little one. Great job!

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  2. What a lucky girl!
    Such beautiful gifts from the heart, the 'eight' compartment is great!

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  3. that is phenomenal amy! I love the box A made!!! Yoda rules in our house too!!!

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  4. That is an adorable present, what a way to celebrate age 8, and welcome the year ahead! The ring is beautiful!

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  5. Wow Amy this is truly great. My grandparents often made me gifts for my birthday and I still have quite a few of them. It seems the handmade ones are infused with so much love that they are worth saving...your daughter could have these beauties her whole life. The ring and box are both so beautiful. I love that horse, cat, and Yoda! So awesome!

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  6. Of course, the 8 box was all "A's" idea! Isn't he clever?

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  7. ooohhh, Amy! I love that necklace and ring set. And that jewelry box! Man, you have a talented family! What a lucky little miss eight.

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  8. Oh my that is the best girly birthday present EVER! I just love it all...down to the 8 shaped box. Very sweet. All made with love, so close to home, by Mom and Dad! I'm smitten.

    :)Lisa

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  9. Ahhhh! Yoda!!! you are the coolest in every possible way. what an amazing gift from two clearly amazing parents...xo

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  10. She is the luckiest 8 year old ever, what amazing and beautiful gifts! And as a nearly 40 year old I'd still love to have received them - so gifts that she will treasure for a very long time. Going back to your clutter post - this has got to be about as perfectly opposite to disposable stuff as it is possible to get - perfect all round! xxx

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  11. wow wow wow! that's incredible! the 8 box, the yoda + horse + cat! i can't believe it! i kept getting all tingly as i read through your post. lucky girl, indeed!

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  12. Awesome. Completely 8 year old, creative talented parent sort of awesome!
    Lucky girl!
    Nicola

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  13. lucky miss eight! she has excellent taste!

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  14. Oh that is so sweet Amy, what a way to celebrate your sweet one's eighth birthday. Hope if was a magical day

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  15. These birthday gifts are so sweet and thoughtful! I love the ring and the necklace lots! They are sooo beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing such gorgeous gifts and lovely creations! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to yoU!

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  16. Came to visit you and see how you are doing! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and all it's good with you! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

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  17. This is wonderful! I love the play of words and thoughtful creativity - talk about an heirloom!

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  18. AHHHHH! What wonderful gifts! The charm necklace is very cool and I know some little girls that would love that!

    It kills me when my girls want a softie I have made; it always puts me in a tough situation.

    lisa

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  19. That is the sweetest gift I have seen in a long time.

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  20. What a special gift. I love that you both put pieces of yourself into it.

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  21. Precious! Totally one of a kind.
    You are lucky parents and she's a lucky girl!

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