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For Kathy H.


About this design:

This is a gift I made for my friend Kathy last summer before she started her Chemo treatment and surgery for ovarian cancer. She never took off that plastic teal bracelet that says "FIGHT". And fight she did with grace and dignity. Unfortunately yesterday she passed. I saw her on Monday...it was heart wrenching. It's been a tough year...the loss of my beloved cat...the sudden loss of my older brother and now my dear friend.
So I hope you can bear with me as I get back to my abby-normal self. The picture of the fresh flowers are from my back yard that I took to her husband today and the card is something I made real quick. Flowers will fade and wither but the card will not.

Components:

Teal glass pearls, antique brass chain, round links, key charm, earwires and toggle.

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  1. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Sweetie…. you have my deepest sympathies on the passing of your dear friend. Your losses seem to almost mirror mine so I can so relate to your hurting now. I’ll keep you in my prayers that some blessed peace will come.

    All my love, Nancy

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    P Gillooley says:

    So sad to hear of the tough year you have endured and all of your losses. I wish you peace and comfort. Keep beading, gardening and crafting – your work is beautiful. Blessings!

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    Ann-a706 says:

    Your work is beautiful it should bring you some comfort, you thought enough of your friend to make some so pretty. Your love and support must of been good for her. She is sleeping peacefully now with out pain.

  4. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Terri, I’m so sorry to hear of your dear friend’s passing. It must have been such a blessing for her to have you as her friend and, of course, for you to have her. There are no words to comfort you at this time. Just know she is at peace now. I’m sorry you’ve had so much loss this year — it makes it even harder to cope with. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    This set you created for her is so beautiful! I love the design and the color is amazing. :)

  5. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. The jewelry is lovely and so are the flowers and card. Take comfort in knowing that you made your friend happy with your kindness and generosity.

  6. Asia
    Asia says:

    This is a gorgeous bracelet, you put so much work and taught into it, life is not always fair, but at the end we grow stronger, you loved ones will always be there in your heart.

  7. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    Dear Terri,
    I am so, so sorry for your loss of your dear friend. I’ll keep you in my prayers and ask the Lord that He give you strength to get through. You’ve been through so much and surely your heart is breaking. Let Him carry you. Much love, Lois.

  8. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    Stay strong. Losing a brother,a close friend and beloved pet in the same year is overwhelming. You are lucky to have so much talent to keep your hands busy while you grieve. As Asia said, they are always in your heart.

  9. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Sorry to hear about your loss of loved ones this whole year. Stay strong and keep your mind and hands busy, making beautiful stuff like this.

  10. Laud
    Laud says:

    So sorry to hear about your losses. I’m just getting used to the death of my friend in April. Time seems to be the only remedy, but staying busy helps, too. Keep beading!

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Terri, I’m so very sorry for all your recent losses. Remember, none of your dear ones are gone, only out of reach for the moment……you will be reunited again.
    Please know you are in my prayers for peace & healing of your heart.
    A *HUG* for you.

  12. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    So sorry for your recent losses, Terri. May God bless your healing and that of your friend’s family. She must have been a special person to elicit such a response in you and your design and other gifts to her and her husband reflect your truly caring nature. Hugs and healing, friend.

  13. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    I’m so sorry for all of your losses. You have really had a difficult year. I hope this next one is bright and better. Friends and family are so hard to part with. I know from personal experience that the burden does gets easier with time. When ever you are feeling really low. Just remember all of the good times and the silly ones. That was one thing that helped me.

  14. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Your words of comfort are much appreciated. Today was the funeral and it was full of family and friends. She was such a sweetie and everybody who met couldn’t help but love her.
    The weather was mixed, rainy for half and sunny for the other half. Kinda like our emotions.
    Thank You all so much.
    Big Hugs

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