Thursday, 23 September 2010

A Squirrel Forever

This jewelry is very special to me. Last year I was in London and went to Kensington garden to feed the squirrels with nuts. And it was such a happy moment. I could have stayed there forever with these wonderful creatures. They just came and took the nut from our hands. And they stayed right beside us to eat our treats.

We took a lot of photos of them. And one of the squirrels became my jewelry. I took one of the photos and minimized it, and cut the squirrel out. Then I glued it on a digital sheet from Etsy. I took a vintage chandelier prism and glued the whole thing on.

In addition I bought a charm with a squirrel from Hint just to make it a bit more personal.

I cherish the memories of that moment and now I can wear it as well. And it hits me: It´s always the little things that really matter. And they are often free of charge. And it´s those moments that makes us rich and happy.

Here are the squirrel you see inside the chandelier. He´s eating one of the nuts I gave him.

And this is my hand (with my polymer bracelet) feeding a squirrel.


  1. Lovely necklace - wonderful idea!

  2. Oh my goodness this is the sweetest piece of jewelry ever! How sentimental. I love stories behind jewelry. Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed your post.

  3. Thank you stregata!!

    Thank you BundlesOfBlossoms!!! It´s so lovely to see that you´ve read it!!! Hugs!!

  4. i do love the one with your hand!!!
    So so nice!!!
    Yes it is so wonderful to make story jewelry, difficult to sell, but so good for hearts!
    bye bye!

  5. It is the little things and the friendships we weave!!
    Beautiful Lone.
    Blessed beyond belief,
    Love and hugs.

  6. Thank you so much Wolf - I couldn´t sell anyway... And yes - our hearts need all it can get!! Nice to see you!! Hugs

    Oh, thank you Marie. I really agree with you!! Big hugs and love!!!!

  7. That is so sweet -- and the chain is terrific, too!

  8. Thank you so much Lori!!! I found the chain on Etsy:
    Great service and A LOT of nice things there...

  9. What a beautiful photo of the squirrel and what a moment to be able to feed them up close. I love how you took the memory of this experience and used the photo in your necklace. Thanks so much for including my squirrel charm and wearing it next to your heart!! Beth

  10. Thank you so much Beth. I´m happy to have found you on Etsy!!!

  11. What a beautiful way to remember a fun day! Trying to catch up with all the blogs. For some reason there is no comment box when I go to your blog using Firefox (where all my RSS feeds are) but IE works--still working out some bugs, LOL!

  12. Thank you Debbie!!! Hope the bugs will fly away!!!!


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