We enjoy entering giveaways on other blogs. It’s a good way to support our fellow bloggers, and sometimes we even get lucky and win! Most of the time it’s something for the pets, but occasionally I win something for myself, and it happened recently that I won something very special and precious.
Our friends Caren and Cody at Cat Chat with Caren and Cody held a giveaway for a special piece of jewelry from Bellabeads – Flowers Forever jewelry. They handmake flower petals, pet fur, and ashes into beautiful jewelry and we won a double ring necklace pendant.
I knew immediately that I wanted to use some of our late golden retriever Sheba’s ashes, along with some flower petals from our own garden, to have our bead made. I chose flowers that were similar in color to a drawing of Sheba that I have on my wall.
All I had to do was mail the petals to them, along with a small amount of ashes, and they made it into a beautiful bead. I love that they also asked me to send them a photo of Sheba, so they could see our gorgeous girl before making the bead. When they completed it, they sent me this preview:
I couldn’t have been more pleased, and when I received the bead in the mail, I could see how perfectly it matched the drawing of Sheba on the wall.
They sent the ashes they didn’t use back as well, and both things were boxed up beautifully. I appreciate how much care they took to make everything so special.
So on this Thankful Thursday, I am thankful to Caren and Cody for the opportunity to win, and to Bellabeads for this thoughtful piece of jewelry that helps to keep Sheba close to my heart, right where she belongs.
Thank you to Brian’s Home for hosting the Thankful Thursday blog hop. Please visit other blogs through the links below.