Week No. 17 - Fragment Charms

Well, it's Week 17 on the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge over at Linda Ledbetter's Studio L3, and wouldn't you know that this week's challenge on Page 64 is "right up my alley"!  And if you hadn't read the blog post title already, and you know ME, then you probably could have guessed that the challenge would have something to do with Fragment Charms!  


So here's my submission for the challenge.  I don't know if this is cheating or not, since I didn't make this charm necklace "just for the challenge", but the pieces were made using the techniques on Page 64 nonetheless :) . . .
Charm Necklace was made with Fragments, laser wood cut pieces, a few game pieces, other embellishments and some TH papers (of course!)

And guess what ELSE is going on this week?  I will be teaching my very first workshop since before my surgeries the week of September 12th.  Yep, I will be getting together with the Orange County Art Makers (OCAM) group this Friday morning.  I'm still not able to drive, so my friend Linda Bucci is coming by to pick me up and take me to the venue, which happens to be really close to where I live.  So you can only imagine my excitement of getting out and being around like-minded people for a few hours of art-making.  Oh yes, color me excited!!  


PS  A few additional RAK's received last week . . . a note of news, tea and a tag from my friend Janice Golden
Janice created this prayer box necklace for me the night I had my first surgery. She said she made it from nervous energy.  It is just beautiful! . . .
Here's a close up of the soldered beauty . . .
This candle (which is burning in my living room as I type!) was included in the package from Janice . . .
And the good news that Janice shared with me was that she got published for the first time!  I am so proud of her for taking the plunge and submitting a piece of her work to Stampington for publication.  You can see the piece to the right on the paper my prayer box is laying on below . . .
Received some cards from friends and family and a novel from my friend Dianne back in Chicago . . . 

PS  The Warrior Women Blog Hop begins tomorrow.  What's THAT you ask?  Be sure to stop by HERE tomorrow to read all about it!  I can tell you this much . . . there's going to be a lot of fun going on!!

24 comments:

Nancy said...

YOU were my first thought, when I saw the Compendium challenge for this week! I'm so glad you're submitting one of your creations!

What fun you'll have with your class! Please don't overdo it - and enjoy every moment.

Can't wait to "hop" to tomorrow!

Terry said...

So awesome to see you once again at the CCC! Beautiful charmed necklace! Have a wonderful time on Friday! Hugs to you!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Well, this not only made my day, it made my entire week! Sherry it's so good to have you back, I'm tearing up a little here! It's like the universe has righted itself.

You fragment charms set the standard, and I still remember the first time I saw a photo of one of your exquisite necklaces. I just sat there staring at it, saying, "Oh, how COOL!" over and over. You've inspired me from day one, and continue to do so in ever-increasing ways.

Your life is your art, and you're creating such a masterpiece!

Love,
Linda

Chris said...

First of all I am your surgery is behind you and I wish you all the best and will keep you and everyone with this #@%@## disease in my prayers.
Now, this a fabulous charm bracelet. Each charm is so unique. FABULOUS!!!

flutterbycrafter said...

Beautiful bracelet and I am so pleased that you are getting back to normal, well done, enjoy your classes and continue creating such beautiful artwork. xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

fabulous!

great bracelet!

Samantha Marshall said...

I'm glad you're feeling a bit better and what a lot of lovely gifts you've received. Good luck with your submission and your class!!!

Sam said...

fantastic bracelet, its beautiful, and I am so glad you are going to be teaching this week, wow, you wonder woman, keep it up, you are an inspiration x

Lori said...

Yep, when I saw the challenge title, my first thought was, Sherry will be all over this one! lol! Your fragment jewelry is exceptional, I love all of it. And how great to come back from the cruise and find the news that there is no chemo, no radiation? WONDERFUL! I'm so happy for you! That is the best news EVER!

donna said...

Wonderful charms! I am so glad you don't have to do chemo or radiation. I am also glad you are getting so much support. Sharing your story helps us all.

SusanK said...

Keep on doing what you're doing - it's obviously the right stuff! Love the necklace even though jewelry isn't my thing. Have fun teaching but take it easy. Maybe you'll blog your class project?

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Absolutely fantastic piece of jewellery. I have just participated in the blog hop and I just wanted to pop by and say how wonderful it is to here the positive news that you do not need chemo or radiotherapy. I am so so pleased for your and glad to hear you are recovering well. The blog hop really made me sit back and think as my Mother-in-Law has beaten breast cancer and sometimes everyday life takes over and it is good to sit back for a while and just think of others. Much love and positive vibes I'm sending your way. Tracy Evans x x

Lynn Stevens said...

Sherry, so glad to see you back at creating! and what a beautiful piece it is.

paperqueen said...

The only thing better than my cruise experiences was coming home and learning that you won't need chemo or radiation therapy. You go, girl! You are a warrior woman!
And of course, I LOVE your fragment art!
Eileen

Yelowflower said...

This is an awesome piece of art!!!! I'm so glad that the news is good about your health! My M-I-L is also a survivor and it always makes my day to hear of someone else beating that horrible monster!!!!

Terri Kahrs said...

AWEsome,Sherry! And it's so good to hear that you'll be teaching again!!! YAYYYYYY for YOU! Creativity and art are the BEST medicines!!!! Hugs & Blessings, Terri xoxoxo

Bearcrazyman said...

Beautiful, Likes its creator. So glad you are back in the swing of things.

Friends
Stephen

Myra said...

I am so happy to hear you're going to be back up and running with your teaching. Love that you got to get your beautiful charm necklace in a challenge!! Also, I hope you like the book your friend sent you...the author is my sister's friend. ;-) Keeping you in my prayers.

Sandi M said...

Sherry, it's so good to see that you're creating art again! Beautiful necklace for your CCC entry :)

lena said...

Beautiful charms - and so many of them!

Netty said...

So pleased you are feeling so much better. Your creation is just fabulous what a clever lady you are. Annette x

Plume said...

Your bracelet is just fabulous! bravo what a sense of style!

Julie Forest said...

Hi, Sherry!! Stunning jewelry piece! I love the kitty ticket fragment...too cute!! Very, very cool!! So good to see you, too! :)

MarleneMAZ said...

Sherry this bracelet is fabulous! I knew this would be right up your street as I have admired the other fragment charm bracelets you have made. So glad that you are getting back into teaching your classes again.