Saturday, July 4, 2009

"Pleiades" Earring

I've done it again!! More Lizbeth and more beads!! I think that this pair of earrings has to be my favorite. I love the sparkles in the center ball which are really glittery so the pictures doesn't do it much justice. The small, clear beads set it off the center bead pretty well. My mom was very excited to see these so we'll have to share this pair. I've given this one a special name: Pleiades' Dance....allow me to explain....



The Pleiades are actually a bright cluster of stars that can be seen during the fall and winter months here in the Midwest. There are nine stars that make up this cluster, but only seven are highly visible with the naked eye, so they are commonly called the "Seven Sisters." My dad loves to watch the stars and has always taught me and my sister what constellations are where and at what time. I remember the Pleiades being one of the first one's that I could remember the fastest, so there is something special to me just in hearing that name.

Now that we live on the farm we are able to see the stars every night. When we go out to check on the horses for the last time, which is usually around 9:30/10pm, I'll stop and look at the stars and instantly think of my father and also my Heavenly Father. To think that He put everything from the grass to the stars in existance for us and Himself to enjoy makes me feel so loved, overwhelmed actually, almost to the point of tears.

It's intimidating for some people to look at the stars because they feel alone or that we are so small and insignificant, but when I look at the beautiful constellations above me, I feel nothing but joy and gladness because 1) My Heavenly Father loves me so much 2) because my earthly Father means so much to me and I appreciate him beyond belief. LOVE YOU DAD!

4 comments:

TattingChic said...

Your earrings are lovely and that sounds like a perfect name for them.
I feel blessed everytime I look at the stars. Thanks for sharing.
Have a wonderful 4th of July!

Four Winds Farm said...

Allison, I am so immensely proud of you. Your creativity shines almost as brightly as your love for your Heavenly Father. There simply are not words that I can put down to tell you how amazed I am at your talent. I am blessed to have you as a daughter! I love you so deeply!
love, mom!

Randi said...

Lovely work, Allison, and lovely thoughts to inspire us all. I look forward to the Pleiades meteor shower each Aug. This year my DH and I will be able to view them from an overlook on Trail Ridge Rd. in the Rocky Mtn. Ntn'l Park...an amazing experience. I am certain to think of you when we do! God bless!

Allison & Scout's Savvy Spot said...

Thank you mommie! Love you so much! Thanks for the note Randi! We love our meteor showers here in IL. What a gift to be able to see them in that setting! i'm jealous....

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