About EM

rose petal beads

When my husband and I got married, we got the best photographer in Cambridge.  He was thrilled to be the photographer because we were having a Scottish wedding, and the men would all be wearing kilts.  He hoped to enter our photos in a “Best Wedding Photos” competition.  Besides having a brilliant bagpiper, it was in a gorgeous old church, the perfect setting.  The bride (that’s me!) had a beautiful Christmassy bouquet for her long white dress, and there were wreaths and flowers everywhere.  How do I remember all the details?  I have had to keep them in my mind all these years, because….

The problem?
The photographer didn’t sync his camera with his flash, and all the photographs he took inside the church and the Graduate Center, where we had our reception, were underexposed and didn’t come out.

What did I do?
I was shocked, but then a bit happier later, as some photos taken by the family and friends who had been there were sent to us.  They were a nice reminder.  I took some of the tartan ribbons from the wreaths and put them on our own Christmas wreath for years until they fell apart.  I would have been even happier if I had known about turning flowers into beads.

Turning your flowers into beads
One of the things I love about turning flowers into beads is that you have something you can wear anytime you like that is a meaningful remembrance of an important day.  Of course, any time there are flowers, you can make flower beads.  See this bouquet?

make rose petal beads

My sweet husband gave me these for Valentine’s Day. So what did I do?

I turned them into beads when they were fading, and saved that love gift permanently as a Valentine Necklace.

I may not have many material remembrances of my wedding day, but I have a number of necklaces I have made over the years from flowers that were lovingly given by someone special, or to celebrate a special occasion.

The good news is that you can do this too.

All the best to you!

Elyn

 

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