Greetings! This is the fourth, and maybe the last, necklace I will have made in the Era of Coronavirus-19. Let us pray this virus ends soon.
The shutdown is mostly over in Boston. Some people are thrilled to be liberated; most practice social distancing and/or wearing masks; some prefer to remain inside; others are elsewhere on the Bell Curve. It’s all OK. My motto throughout has been “Be informed and carry on.” But I am fortunate that I have no underlying conditions except my age.
Speaking of age, in one week I shall wake up and be 78 years old and embrace the beginning of another year of my existence. I wonder if Max understands he is responsible for keeping my life full of laughter? The crazy Doodles are most capable of that task!
The Necklace: “Dreaming the Dream”
This necklace will always make me smile because I remember buying the eight large blown glass beads in a beautiful plaza directly on a canal in my beloved Venice in spring 2019. The cobalt blue and azure aqua are such refreshing watery signs of summer that I wanted this necklace to be July’s choice, my birth month. We Cancers are water signs as personified in the Hermit Crab (as well as nesters as personified by the home they carry on their backs).
All the beads I used are glass in those two colors; the 4-sided ones near the top are vintage as are the curvaceous ones under them. The clasp supports the watery theme with its sand design (as I interpret it…) and a well-crafted starfish in pewter. Matching earrings using the vintage beads and silverplate earwires. The necklace is 21” long. $119 the set plus $10 shipping since it will need to be double boxed.
A Max Moment
Max is happy and almost 2 ¼ years old. He is calmer each month. A charmer. Very cooperative. And indulgent of his septuagenarian Mom.
I have told you he is a curious dog and zeros in on what attracts his attention. I have featured him focusing on a plane in the sky, watching TV, and here he is, intent on the road as I drive him to playtime. There he will meet up with bro Ralphie. Oh, the latest news is the two bros have let a third Doodle bro, Milo, into the play-pack. They both greeted him after our short ride and dashed out to play.
Last month I made some edits after I published and when my blog appeared in your inbox, it was messed up. If you want a glimpse of what last month’s necklace looked like, it is available on http://www.priscillabeadle.com.