The Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic, and this darlin' friend of mine who kept encouraging me to start attending that celebration with our grandson, is the inspiration behind this wonderful creation. Aimee has always loved the balloons, and she finally got me hooked. So, a few years ago when I saw that Bo Hulley was making these incredible balloon pendants, I immediately knew I had to have one. Bo is not making beads now, so this balloon took on a very "secure" life thereafter - mostly staying securely in my bead room :) Ha! It has also taken me a few years to "feel the creativity" of properly accentuating the pendant with beads that make it stand out. A light bulb went off while watching a Heather Powers Bead Table Wednesday video on how to make this wire component. I really love the hammering of metal and the process of creating your own form. No one makes one the same way, so "original" still applies to the finished product. Happy Birthday Aimee!!! I hope you enjoy it and feel the balloons soaring above every time you wear it.
The earrings are the modified St. Petersburg stitch, and I originally posted a Halloween set on October 24. I love that the earrings are light on the ear lobe and also the way they drape so nicely.