I received a surprise package in the mail this week - my prize from the Art with a Heart challenge.  There was a couple strands of stone and glass beads, a Softflex wire trio of lime green, purple and turquoise (Egg Hunt) and a large bag of resin beads.  I've been dying to try all the cool shapes that Happy Mango Beads has for sale, so this will give me a great start.  Also among the goodies was a purple stone peace sign.  It caught the attention of my daughter Emma, and although she would never come right out and say "I want that", I recognized that look of beady covetiveness in her eyes.  So late last night ('cause all beading in my world happens late at night) I wire wrapped it, and attached a small amethyst stone, to use with the cord from her first day of school necklace.  I left it on the kitchen island for her to find this morning.

Notice anything amiss?  Like maybe my peace sign is upside down?  Now in my defense, in my day job, I don't really spend a lot of time around peace symbols.  But in a jiff  fixed it up:

Much better (now go brush your hair!)


  1. You are SO awesome! It had to be hard to part with such an awesome focal, and you can bet your pretty girl loves it the most.

    PS. I don't think there is a 'right' way to display such a universal symbol~ upside, downwards, sideways...it still means the same thing.

    I happen to think that some things are better when presented in an unexpected way. :)

  2. What a great mom! So know that look in my daughter's eyes. Love that purple to. Here's to a great way to start a Friday!

  3. What a sweet gift from a great mom!!!!


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