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Monday, June 20, 2011

.....................still waiting!

For those of you just joining me, I am writing about the process of creating a made to order neckpiece for an Australian bride.  The dates at the top of each post show the time period covered.

January 24, 2011

In my last entry, I told you I would wait 6-10 days and let you know when/if the neckpiece arrived in Australia.  Well, it has been 10 days and still no word.

On January 22, I left for an annual cross country ski trip in Algonquin Park in Canada.  It was killing me to leave without knowing whether or not the piece had arrived.  So I bought an international data plan to stay in touch.  Every time my email notification went off, my friends would say- "Check your email, Betty.  It could be Priscylla!"  But I still had not heard from her when I arrived home on the 25th.

On a good note, the trip was great fun!  Every year, we get together with a group of our friends for a weekend of skiing and eating.  The weather is almost always cold and snowy, this year we had temperatures as low as minus 30 Fahrenheit.  I just thought I would include this pic of myself and 2 friends after a day subzero skiing.
We are a bit frosty!

After I returned home, I couldn't wait any longer and emailed Priscylla to see if she had heard anything.  She had not.  I began looking for the paperwork for the postal insurance- just in case...and worrying!  Nothing to do but wait.  Some more.

I will post again when there is any news.  The wedding was Feb. 12- so there was still time.  But really- I was worried!

Meanwhile, I thought it would be fun to post some pictures of some of the pieces I made with the "leftover" components and beads from the neckpiece.  If you have been following the blog, I'm sure you will recognize a lot of these pieces!!

So till next time...!



  1. You tease!!! Ack. Well, the "leftovers" are gorgeous and yes the components look very familiar!

  2. wow the necklace is stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. An unique an amazing collar, BRAVO!!!
    Best greetings from Lower-Austria:

  4. Beautiful necklace!

    Was everything OK with the bridal piece?

  5. Thanks for your nice comments. It is always a good feeling to use your leftovers- isn't it! You will soon find out if everything was OK with the bridal piece- I don't want to ruin the suspense. (yes, I know, I have been told more than once that I am mean!!)

  6. your works is amazing! how long does it typically take you to complete a piece?