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I'm a little shy about my inspiration story but here it goes. About a month ago I found out I have breast cancer. So when I started chemo I bought this pendant wanting a necklace that didn't say sexy or elegant (something a little more fun) since I'll be hairless for a while but still love jewelry! I came up with this design using the golden mica faceted hearts, links, czech glass, seed beads, some of my Grandma's pearls and a little bit of white fiber. So this is my treat from me to me. Hope you like it!


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    love to bead aka Donna says:

    Diane after I read your inspiration for this piece it tugged at my heart. I feel positive you will make it through this I felt that you aren’t going to let breast cancer take over. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    Thank you Donna :) Everything has gone very well so far with surgury and chemo so I have absolutley nothing to complain about. As I like to say “It’s all good”. As far as losing my hair I’m looking forward to being able to make and wear earrings now that someone can actually see :D Gotta look on the bright side!

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    Janet Miriam says:

    Diane, this is truely a wonderful and special piece. I absolutely love the way you used the hearts,the clock and the paddlock. The fact that you included your grandmother’s pearls is very touching. I’m glad you made a special piece of jewelry just for you.

    My heart goes out to you, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. grandblessings
    grandblessings says:

    I really like your jewelry. The style is beautiful. The fact that you personalized it with your grandmothers pearls is so endearing. Best wishes and prayers for a quick and full recovery.

  5. Skittles mommy
    Skittles mommy says:

    What a great piece to celebrate your life – love that you added a personal touch with your grandmother’s pearls. We need those special items every once in a while. Breast cancer will just be a part of what you go through in life, not who you are. I will pray that God bless you during your treatment and for your quick recovery.

  6. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Oh, what a touching story! I love how you have incorporated the different elements to make this positive and fun piece and as the other ladies have said, it’s great that you have used your Grandma’s pearls as well. Best wishes to you….with your positive attitude I’m sure everything will turn out great. I’ll be thinking of you! :-D

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Diane, you are most certainly in my prayers for a full recovery. Your positive outlook is an inspiration, so thank you for sharing your journey with us.

    This necklace is a wonderful “story necklace” with lots of beautiful components, each with their own meaning and special touches. Glad you made it for yourself. It truly is VERY beautiful!
    God’s blessings to you!

  8. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    Thanks Janet, Melinda, Skittles, Elaine and Mary :D :D You all make me smile.

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    Judith Ann Boyer says:

    This piece is so adorable and reading about your inspiration and your upbeat attitude makes it that more special. You are in my prayers Diane and I know you will have a quick recovery…The yarn kind of looks like smoke slowly rising out of the fireplace! Very special piece! Take care.xxo

  10. Gina P - Delta Chick
    Gina P - Delta Chick says:

    This is the best kind of jewelry! I too, love that you used your grandmothers peals! Doesn’t it just feel like she is with you when you wear it? You have such a positive outlook, you are a great inspiration for us all!

  11. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    Please know that by sharing your story and your positivity, you help others who may be going through a tough situation as well. My prayer is that you will be victorious!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Diane You are certainly in my prayers. With god grace you going to have a full recovery!

  13. Rosie
    Rosie says:

    What a beautiful necklace! Your positive attitude is an inspiration to everyone. You will be in my prayers for a fast & full recovery.

  14. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Diane, this is a beautiful piece with beautiful sentiments attached to it.
    Thank you for sharing your journey with us. I will include you in my daily prayers. I share everyone’s wish for your full and speedy recovery!

  15. Jade aka Caryn
    Jade aka Caryn says:

    What a pretty necklace. Sorry to hear about your bad news.

  16. Vee aka Dream Chickie
    Vee aka Dream Chickie says:

    Diane, I really admire your strength and bright outlook on what you are experiencing and life itself! You are and will be fine! I will send you healing energies every chance I get. :)

    I totally love this necklace!! It is so unique and I love the inspiration behind its creation. Very cool! Fave! :D

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    Mary Ellen Parker says:

    This is a truely WONDERFUL necklace !!
    I was immediately drawn to the design itself.
    I just love that way you combined each element.
    Cute ..but. not too cute… just PERFECT !!!!
    When I read your inspiration for the piece it touched my heart .
    Thank you for sharing your story.
    You are in my thoughts and prays

  18. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Diane, this is such an inspiring piece, and it is truly beautiful!!Your story is an inspiration to all of us that are going through difficult times, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

  19. CAS
    CAS says:

    Diane, my thoughts and prayers to you. As an ex-RN who specialized for 21 years with cancer patients, I’ll tell you that an upbeat positive attitude goes a very long way to beating cancer of any type.

    This piece is utterly gorgeous and inspiring in so many ways.

  20. Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick says:

    Wow! This is so cool! I love assymetrical design, but it is so hard for my brain to do…it’s a little OCD! Love these mica hearts, they look so good!

  21. Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick says:

    I just read the inspiration behind the necklace. Your strength and beauty and wisdom will guide you as you conquer this disease! The necklace is the perfect gift to yourself, and a talisman for your journey. Praying for you!

  22. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    Thank you so much everyone! I’m really glad you like it and thanks so much for all the positive energy. I went to chemo today and feel just fine so everything is going as well as I could wish it to. :D

  23. Bead-itudes
    Bead-itudes says:

    I echo the sentiments of the other posts. This piece is very unique and way cool. My sister is a two time cancer surviver. And she would be the first to tell you a positive attitude goes along way in conquering the things life throws at us. As with so many things in life, we can choose to be a victim or victorious. I pray that you have a good support system who will be uplifting and encouraging in the days and weeks ahead. Thank you for sharing with us. You know your Lima Beaders are here for you.

  24. Chicky Suz aka Susan Z
    Chicky Suz aka Susan Z says:

    What a lovely design, Diane, I am so glad that all is going well with you. You have an awesome attitude and I believe that helps tremendously. Stay positive and strong! I wish you the best of luck!

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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Diane, this necklace is perfect in so many ways – I echo the sentiments of everyone above. I’m sure it had to be hard to share your story, but you know our thoughts and prayers are with you for a speedy recovery!

  26. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    Sorry my friend to hear of your troubles I will keep you in my prayers : God only gives us what we can handle and though some get more than others we survive you are young and strong and I will be praying you will beat this! I love your new design and your inspirations are becomeing strong! i love ya my friend take good care and keep me posted you can message me on facebook privite if you want to talk your friend Deb Hugs!!!

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    keep positive! and take care!

  28. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    After reading all the comments and your story and inspiration for your necklace, ther’s not much I can add…but I will send you prayers and energy to help guide you home when you start to feel lost, that energy will hug you tightly when you start to feel alone and it will be the glow inside you when all seems dark. That I can do for you and I do so freely and with love. Cookie

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