We enjoy entering giveaways on other blogs. It’s a good way to support our fellow bloggers, and sometimes we even get lucky and win! Most of the time it’s something for the pets, but occasionally I win something for myself, and it happened recently that I won something very special and precious.
Our friends Caren and Cody at Cat Chat with Caren and Cody held a giveaway for a special piece of jewelry from Bellabeads – Flowers Forever jewelry. They handmake flower petals, pet fur, and ashes into beautiful jewelry and we won a double ring necklace pendant.
I knew immediately that I wanted to use some of our late golden retriever Sheba’s ashes, along with some flower petals from our own garden, to have our bead made. I chose flowers that were similar in color to a drawing of Sheba that I have on my wall.
All I had to do was mail the petals to them, along with a small amount of ashes, and they made it into a beautiful bead. I love that they also asked me to send them a photo of Sheba, so they could see our gorgeous girl before making the bead. When they completed it, they sent me this preview:
I couldn’t have been more pleased, and when I received the bead in the mail, I could see how perfectly it matched the drawing of Sheba on the wall.
They sent the ashes they didn’t use back as well, and both things were boxed up beautifully. I appreciate how much care they took to make everything so special.
So on this Thankful Thursday, I am thankful to Caren and Cody for the opportunity to win, and to Bellabeads for this thoughtful piece of jewelry that helps to keep Sheba close to my heart, right where she belongs.
Thank you to Brian’s Home for hosting the Thankful Thursday blog hop. Please visit other blogs through the links below.
Sand spring Chesapeake says
That is absolutely beautiful! Ibhave them bookmarked as I will be doing that with Norman and nellies ashes too.
Oh, that’s so wonderful! I can’t wait to see what you get for your special angels. ♥
Monika & Sam says
Such a lovely and exquisite tribute to have close to your heart.
Lynn LaChance says
Both the picture and the bead are beautiful reminders of your beautiful Sheba.
That is gorgeous and such a perfect way to have Sheba close to your heart. I too love hearing how careful the artist was in every step. They knew how important to you it would be.
I have something similar that I’ve been wearing for about 15 years. It will never leave its spot close to my heart.
I’ve never had anything like this before, and I really wish I could have one for each of my other past dogs too, but their ashes were all buried.
Morrie Major says
What a beautiful tribute – and such a perfect bead to remember Sheba by!
Lots of licks, Morrie 🙂
Karen cantlin says
What a special tribute to your sweet Sheba, it is so beautiful!
Mary McNeil says
What a beautiful tribute !
Brian Frum says
That is so pretty and such a nice thing to win. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
Edie Chase says
That is really a wonderful keepsake of Sheba. It came out looking great.
Thank you, Edie. They really did do a beautiful job, didn’t they?
Melissa K. Clinton says
That is so beautiful! Congratulations on winning. I know you will treasure your necklace forever.
That is so beautiful, and what a lovely thing Caren and Cody are doing. I can’t think of a better way to keep your beautiful girl close to your heart. <3
caren gittleman says
That pendant is just GORGEOUS, SIMPLY EXQUISITE…………..the colors are so vibrant, just like Sheba’s life and your beautiful flowers. They both exude vibrancy, I am soooo happy that you love the pendant and we just love Bella Beads!! Their pieces are beautiful and they are incredible to work with too! We are sooo happy!
Thank you for your thoughtful and sweet words, Caren, and for your part in bringing me this beautiful necklace!! ♥xxoo
Jodi Stone says
Oh Jan…it’s raining on my face right now. What an amazing and beautiful keepsake. I can see why you love it so.
The Island Cats says
What a beautiful way to remember Sheba.
Shadow and Ducky's Mom says
Oh, that IS beautiful! And I can easily see how well it matches the picture of your sweet Sheba. She will always be in your heart, and this jewelry piece will always be a special reminder. ❤️
Now I have this one as well as the beautiful one from Sue as well! 🙂
that is a wonderful memory… and a wonderful way to have them in our heart and super close to us for ever…
Every keepsake of our late loved ones is so precious, isn’t it? ♥
That is truly beautiful and a great way to preserve a memory!