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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Rosary.... for me


I never make myself anything. The things I make are always with the thoughts of selling it or giving it to someone. So yesterday I sat down at my worktable and made myself a necklace. I have all these charms and crosses and beads that I like and have saved for a someday, and so I put it all together in a necklace for myself. The first little cross on the right is a cross I got when I was "confirmed" in the Methodist church, probably 8th grade, still have it. The tiny black beads are from a rosary I found in an antique store, the peace sign from a favorite pair of earrings, bone from my pal Laura, stick from Linville Gorge last month, sea glass from a blogger friend, rock from Maine, pearls from a junk shop, ribbon from Nina Bagley. Lots of little mementos and treasures all in one necklace. I have some other things I haven't attached yet, it's a work in progress and the fun part is that I can add to it as I get new things.


and here I am at my 10% Weight Watchers goal weight! 
145 as of today, YEAH! 5 more pounds to go to get to my final goal of 140.
I started at 161 on July 5 this year, and I have literally worked my ass off to get here.
Feels really good! This belt I have on is in the last loop and it's too big, ha! 
Not too shabby for a 53 year old, of course it helps that I am a 10 year old mentally :-)

28 comments:

oldgreymare said...

clap clap clap applause applause :D

Tracey Broome said...

Thanks,
xo!

DirtKicker Pottery said...

Your necklace is beautiful and very cool.
I'm jealous. You look freaking fabulous!

Trish said...

Congratulations, Tracey...way to go..yay, yay!!! :)
..love the necklace..
..have fun. T.

Dennis Allen said...

You make that necklace look good.

Tracey Broome said...

Thanks you guys, feeling pretty good these days!

gz said...

You're looking good!
Thanks for the incentive, I need to make the same weight adjustment :/

Lovely work

Tracey Broome said...

Hey GZ, it wasn't hard, portion control and writing down what I eat, that was about it. Less calories in and burn them up!

smartcat said...

Congratulations on the weight , and the necklace is wonderful. It's great that you made something for yourself. Little treats can change the world.

Sandy miller said...

Love the necklace! And the new look :) Lighter and brighter!!

lacing up my shoes and heading out the door. great inspiration!! Thanks!

Lori Buff said...

Making the necklace from little mementos of your life is a great idea. Of course it would turn out beautiful.

Tracey Broome said...

Thanks all of you really sweet folks out there!!!!

Michèle Hastings said...

Hurray! You look awesome, and so does the necklace.

Scott Garrett said...

That's amazing Tracey! what a great object....and you get to carry it around with you, perfect!
Great to see you popped over to Mark's blog too, Gerry's going to enjoy the projects going on over there. He's a truly lovely guy Mark.

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Michele, thanks, Weight Watchers is the way to do it!
Hey Scott, yes, liked Mark's blog, thanks for the link. A little alter for my neck now, quite nice!

Peter said...

Nice idea to have such a collection of memories as a necklace. I guess it is a "rosary" in a sense, and it must be good to carry around so many reminders of places, people, and times. Well done with the weight reduction thing! I got quite a buzz out of going to our local sadler and getting him to put another couple of holes in my belt when I lost some weight.

Tracey Broome said...

Hi Peter! I guess I call it a rosary since I used beads from one and a cross from one. It does feel good to notch those belts, I'm doing it too!

handstories said...

absolutely love the idea of this...just beautiful self care & bejeweling.

Mari LaRose said...

Hi Tracey- I met you at the workshop in Wilmington. I love your necklace! I hope to work on my wrap bracelet someday soon! Been busy with school and art parties! I just found your blog....want to share your bird houses with my students! Hoping to come up with a lesson idea for 4th grade.
Congrats on the weight loss! You look great!

Mari Beth LaRose

Mari LaRose said...

Hi Tracey- I met you at the workshop in Wilmington. I love your necklace! I hope to work on my wrap bracelet someday soon! Been busy with school and art parties! I just found your blog....want to share your bird houses with my students! Hoping to come up with a lesson idea for 4th grade.
Congrats on the weight loss! You look great!

Mari Beth LaRose

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Ann Shirley said...

That's a really pretty rosary you created! Nice work! I really love the style of a rosary bead necklace and yours looks nicer than many of the ones in stores!

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