Hoping for sixty years more
Six years ago, I was reciting my wedding vows. I wasn’t collecting beads at the time, but I started thinking today about what I would have worn if I had been. I’m pretty sure that I wouldn’t have worn a full bracelet, so my first stop in my bead box was to grab one of my bangles. The silvers were next and were easy to choose: Jugend to match the curlicue pattern of the embroidery on my dress, German Clover for luck, and Lotsa Love for the obvious reason! I quickly picked out the red and white unique to represent the red embroidery, then grabbed my white glass beads. With the Viking Knot to even out the silvers so that the red bead could serve as the focal bead, I was ready to start playing!
Ultimately, I narrowed down my whites to just two so that the bangle wouldn’t be too heavy. I wouldn’t usually double up the silvers on each side – instead I’d put a glass bead between them – but I really like this arrangement. And now I have something to wear for our anniversary dinner tonight :)