Friday, 18 November 2011

Happily Ever After - A Charmed Life

Sometimes our 'Happily Ever After' dreams end abruptly with the death of a loved one and we like to have something to remember them by.  That is why I ordered this pendant from Happily Ever After artist Renee Burke when my dog, Tessa died on Oct 3rd.

Sometimes we are living our 'Happily Ever After' and would like to be reminded of that daily.  This pendants with charms that I ordered from Renee is an exclusively made charm for members of Kelly Rae Roberts Flying Course Summer 2011 which I will wear to remember all the beautiful women I met on that course of which many are my friends.

Renee writes of the significance of each part:

The wing signifies flight and the feather, our tribe. The bead is a rose quartz colored glass bead - "Rose quartz is known as the love stone. It helps the user feel a strong sense of self-worth, therefore being worth love. Rose quartz is the stone of universal love. When worn in jewelry the wearer feels a sense of self-worth. Healing properties of Rose Quartz:Rose Quartz has a gentle vibration of love for the owner. It gives inner peace and opens the heart to love."

About happilyeverafterbyreneeburke

"I hope to honor, empower, motivate and inspire with my mixed-media art. I also lovingly hand-stamp jewelry with words or phrases that have special meaning to you or names of those you hold dear. Creativity and art, along with my family, make my heart sing and are my 'happily ever after'. I look forward to getting to know you and would be delighted to do the same! xo".
 I love my pendants and if you would like your own beautifully handcrafted, lovingly hand-stamped jewelry then contact Renee using the above links.

Thank you Renee, I will treasure them always.


  1. Oh, this is beautiful. I have my charm on a little sculpture I look at in my studio. Your Tessa Charm is lovely!

  2. I love Tessa's charm, and I love that you did such a wonderful post for Renee!

  3. What a beautiful way to remember your beloved Tessa! Both of the charms are beautiful and what I nice way to say "thank you" to Rene with your thougthful post today.

  4. That pendant is just beautiful. What a really nice idea .

  5. Michelle - your words took my breath. You were unaware that the day you penned this beautiful piece my best, good girl lost her mother and her Happily Ever After was forever altered.I am honored and thankful that you posted this beautiful piece. I was saddened my the loss of your Tessa and am grateful to take part in her memory. xoxo to you and your beautiful soul!

  6. The necklace for Tessa is a beautiful tribute. Makes me teary-eyed.

    Renee's designs are gorgeous!


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