Thursday, April 29, 2010

Three little birds...........

Three little birds.....sat on my window....and they told me I don't need to worry......
Oh, I love that song by Corinne Bailey Rae(Put your records on).
I've had a sad week.  My "abuelita"(grandma) is ill.  She will be passing soon and I saw her more as a child, but as an adult......I guess I got busy.  This Sunday will be her 92nd birthday!!!  She has had quite a life, but I guess as I get older it seems like it's harder to see family pass.  I'm hoping to make the 5.5 hr drive to celebrate her last birthday with her this weekend, but I'm still in shock that it will be her last.  
Here is a photo of her and my grandfather and their first child......my Papi.
So, I thought.....WHAT A GREAT PHOTO!!!!!  I really need to make a pendant for myself and my Primos(cousins).  And this is how I did it........
I scanned this lovely photo and got out my glass slides and glass cutter.
After that I cut the slides in half.  Now they measure 1.5"x1" and put them together with copper foil.
Time for my soldering iron, gel flux, and silvergleem solder.
VOILA!!!!  Here is Hermelinda in all her glory.  Isn't she gorgeous?  I left everything very rough, so it would look vintage.
I really like how the solder went all over the place.  Usually I'm such a perfectionist, so this was super fun.
I really love how they all turned out.  Hopefully my Primos will too, LOL!






A very long time ago...................
Abuelita-  What do you have on your teeth?
Me-OH, this is for my teeth.  My dentist told me to wear this.(I had aluminum foil on)LOL!
A-How long do you have to wear it for?
Me-Until my teeth are straight.
A-I can tell that they are getting better.
Me-It may take years!

18 comments:

  1. My dear Carol
    I am so sorry for your grandma! I understand how you feel ,my gran passed away last spring at 97..I still miss her
    I hope you'll get the chance to see her and celebrate her birthday, the moments we have with loved ones are precious and stay with us forever.
    My friend, your pendants are awesome, what a better way to pay homage to such an important woman in your life?
    Have a great weekend
    with love
    Flaviana

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  2. Oh am so sorry your grandmother is ill! :(
    I pray that you will be able to spend time with her on her birthday. Your pendant is beautiful, it is such a beautiful way to commemorate your abuelita.
    xo
    Mary

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  3. Thank you so much. I will be making the drive with my cousin=0) It will be nice to see a lot of family. Hopefully, my abuelita will be feeling better and gets to eat a slice of cake.

    xoxo,
    Carol

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  4. Oh Carol!!!!!!!
    I'm so so sorry!!! But the pendants are SOOO thoughtful and beautiful (as is your Abuelita!!!!). I love them!!!!! Your cousins will be so touched. I hope it's a peaceful birthday for her, and for all of you too! Sending you a hug!!!

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  5. I am so sorry sweetie :(
    This is so tough.
    I love the pendants. How special :)
    You are so talented.
    The picture is beautiful. They are so good looking :)
    Big hugs
    Frenchy

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  6. SO creative! Love those. :)

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    http://lewiscrazyhouse.blogspot.com

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    Big hugs.
    Frenchy

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  8. Your Abuelita is beautiful and you are doing such a great honor to her with this post and the pendants.

    Visiting and following from Friday Follow. Hope you’re having a great weekend thus far.

    ~ Lynn
    http://www.middayescapades.com

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  9. those pendants are gorgeous and a great tribute to your abuelita. i hope you get some time with her. i lost my grandmom 5 years ago at age 97, and i still miss her all the time.

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  10. Oh Carol- What can I say, I wish I could take away the pain! I am so sorry, grndparents are so special, i lost my grandfather just a few months ago and I know how it hurts! Make the best of the time you have with her, remember the good times! Your pendants are lovely!
    Take care, thinking of you!
    XO
    Kristin

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  11. Carol.. I am soooo sorry about your Grandmother.. My heart and prayers are with you.... I love the pendants// Im following you now,,,,HUGS!!!

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  13. THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!!!! I did make it to visit my abuelita this weekend and we celebrated her 92nd bday. She is doing better, but her time with us is very limited=0( I can't thank you guys enough for your SWEET words....IT MEANS A LOT!!!!

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  14. So glad you had a great week end :)
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  15. What a beautiful abuelita you have, What tender honoring words. You have a great sense of style with your words, I look forward to reading your blog.
    Your new bloggy friend,
    Nicki (surviving little people)

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