Showing posts with label In Memory. Show all posts
Showing posts with label In Memory. Show all posts

In Our Thoughts and Prayers

Our sympathies and prayers go out to all the families and friends of the 19 Firefighters who lost their lives in the Yarnell Hill fire this past Sunday, June 30, 2013.  Words cannot express our sadness.
To our friends who live in Yarnell, we're so very happy you are okay and will continue to keep you and your friends and neighbors in our prayers as well. Yarnell is a beautiful little place and our hearts ache for those who have experienced the loss of their homes and property.  
To all the brave men and women who are putting their lives on the line each day to fight this fire and all the other fires here in our state - you have our sincere gratitude and we pray for your safety.
If you would like to help or show your support for these fire fighter's families or families of any fallen firefighter in our country, please visit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation at

Memorial Day

Thinking of all the brave men and women who serve our country this
Memorial Day weekend
and remembering those who have 
paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Marine Sgt. Wade D. Wilson Memorial
Photo Credit - Portraits by Karen

Thank you for keeping me safe and
allowing me to live the life I do.

Marine Sgt. Wade D. Wilson Memorial

I honor you.

Week 5 - Year of Jewelry

I've been at the Tucson Gem and Mineral since last Thursday and so my post for Week 5 of Year of Jewelry is a few days late! (My bad!!)

The week 5 theme was "Down and Dirty" and I kept thinking of some sort of biker jewelry; we see folks all over here in AZ riding their Harley's having such a great time in our beautiful weather.  However, all I kept thinking of was the accident last year in N. Phoenix where several folks were riding their motorcycles, all stopped at a stop light, when a huge truck slammed into them - killing several and injuring even more of them.

So, this week, I created a commemoration pendant "In Memory" of those who lost their lives and those who were affected by the accident. 

My pendant was created with 16g sterling silver round wire that was hammered, forged and textured and then wire wrapped with 26g sterling silver round wire. I added two freshwater cultured pearls - one smooth and one faceted - and then liver of sulfured the entire piece, leaving some of the beautiful blue color to coincide with the blue of the pearl.

My wish is that everyone will pay attention while driving and watch out, not just for bikers everywhere, but for all those on our roads.

Until Next Time,
Peace, Love and "Safety First"