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For Anita

About this design:

Anita is the mom of 2 boys, one in heaven and one on earth. We have a mutual friend who asked me to make Anita a piece of jewelry, but not until I found the right stone and design. I apent a year and a half wondering what to do. Finally, one day I saw these rutilated quartz that I had pulled out for another project and I knew it had to be these stones. Weird, but our friend had told me that Anita feels specific stones are for specific people. Guess so. :)


Rutilated Quartz, antique gold/brass: rolo chain, leaf chain, filigree lilies,spacers,and findings.

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  1. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    This is really lovely and the filigree earrings are really a wow factor. I am sure Anita will fall in love with this set.

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    P HOWARD says:

    This awesome set! The stones and colors really makes you feel at peace. Anita will feel the same when she wears this beautiful set.

  3. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Wow Becky! The color of the stones is so lovely and calming!The double strand design is a standout! And the filigree earings are a nice touch as well. Anita will love this!

  4. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Lucky Anita!

  5. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    I feel “surrounded” by the outer strand and thus “safe” as the inner strand. Very nice design! :) Simple but high impact.

  6. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Its lovely Becky. I love your one part chain one part bead double strand design. And like everyone else love the earringd

  7. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Sorry so dark! I couldn’t get the gold needles in the quartz to sho when I used more light so I opted for dark.

    Anita’older son died on a wrestling mat. he was a ninth grader. He was wrestling an opponent and he suddenly went limp. There was a doctor in the stands who ran down to do CPR. They had a defribrillator and everything but he never came back. Autopsy was negative for everything. The wrestling team was traumatized. Hubby is the school counselor. They closed down the school for the funeral. The way the family handled it was wonderful. What a testament to their faith. Now you know why I wanted to make this really special for Anita.

  8. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    I love the design and the story.

  9. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    OMG…that is so tragic…I cant imagine how I would feel if one of my 3 nephews died that young. I don’t know how a parent can take that kind of loss.

  10. Frida
    Frida says:

    Becky this some really beautiful designs for Anita, much love in them I can tell. So tragic to lose a son like that. A huge trauma.

  11. Frida
    Frida says:

    ..or lose a son in anyway… I’m so clumzy sometimes…

  12. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    No, you care. :)

    Anita stood up at the funeral and thanked all the kids who were there for being so good to her son in the short time they knew him. She and her family didn’t get angry or lash out or blame anyone. The boy he was wrestling had to go to counseling for a year and Anita made a point of talking to him to be sure he knew it wasn’t his fault. The family was just so happy to have had their son for the 14 years he was here. It was an amazing learning experience for all the high school kids to see all of this. This family is special.

  13. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    A beautiful tribute for a special family. Although the loss is tragic, they are bleesed to have such special friends.

  14. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    What a testament to such a loving family. In spite of tragedy they chose to reflect on those who touched their sons life and memories of the years he was with them. Just Beautiful.

    The quartz was an excellent selection.

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    I Gang says:

    I was so touched by this story. But what a remarkable family, while so deeply grieving the loss of their son, still reached out to comfort another family’s son who was struggling with his own feelings. I hope all have found peace.

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