She requested the bead be heart shaped, about an inch wide with a hole big enough for a ribbon. Blue and green were the color choices but she wanted a little gold heart to decorate the beads to symbolize the color of Olivia's eyes:
I just love when a client sends me photos and details about the animal or person who is being memorialized! I knew when I saw Olivia's eyes that Double Helix' Aurae was the color to use!
I have a little photo holder by my torch that will hold 5 pictures and after reading all about these sweet Dals, I placed them on my desk to supervise the work!
Their mom was kind enough to include lots of details about their personalities too! Lucy was a mother to 12 and very talkative!
Kramer was a father of 64, a clown and a food thief.
But, I have to admit, that Olivia with the gold eyes really touched my heart. Aside from being a drama queen (you Creekhiker readers know I have my own drama queen!), her mom writes:
Loved being the only dog, going on errands & peanut butter. We understood each other & loved each other when others didn't.
If you've ever had a dog like that, you, like me are probably shedding a few tears right now!
The process of making these beads is not always an easy path for a sensitive soul like myself. And, it's never just make a bead and mail it off! I have made as many as four beads in preparation, showing each to the client along the way. I made three this time.
The first attempt, I realized the aurae was too transparent for the background colors:
It was an honor getting to know these pups and their mom!