Where does the time go?Â It seems like it was just January and now Mother's Day is on the horizon.Â The April topic for the Jewelry Artisan's Community
blog carnival is Mother's Day.
It's a time to honor mothers for all of the care, love and sacrifice they willingly and happily make for their children.Â I have always associated Mother's Day with flowers.Â Maybe it's because my mother loved flowers so.
To honor my mom's memory, I dug up the tiger lily bulbs out of her garden last July and moved them to my own home (both my mom and grandmother loved tiger lilies).Â It was the wrong time of year to move them and I wasn't sure if they'd survive, but they are coming up like crazy this Spring.Â Now six inches tall; they should start blooming in early June.
Looking at the tiger lilies reminds me of both my mother and grandmother and their beautiful gardens.
Thoughts of flowers inspired me to work on a wire wrapped flower design.Â After making many prototypes, much frustration and just enough success to keep me going, I finally have a design that I'm pleased with and that my mother would have loved.
First attempt.Â Um, no, just no.
A little better, but still a long ways to go:
Cute, but lopsided:
Many attempts later:
Next up, a smaller version for earrings - I imagine it's going to be fun along with another round of frustration scaling down the design to earring size.
Happy Mother's Day to mom's everywhere - enjoy your special day!
To read what the other participants of the April Blog Carnival have to say about Mother's Day, please click on the links below:Cat's WirePonder the CatBead SophisticateJeanne's Jems & Jewels