After my early morning arrival on Sat, I took a short nap and later in the day we journeyed over to Manitou Springs where a music festival was occurring - a number of artisans had booths and so we wandered around these for a bit before heading off to the brick and mortar stores.
We came to a booth with some repurposed vintage pieces, a delightful mix of vintage/steampunk, some wirewrapping and their creator, Valerie. ONe piece in particular really caught my daughters eye, and although it was a reasonable $36. it was still more than either of us felt like we could spend - since my move will have to be paid for soon - the more we talked to Valerie, and she commented on the pendant I was wearing I then asked her if she didn't sell the necklace is she would be willing to tuck it away and perhaps we could do a trade later. She picked up the necklace and handed it to me with the agreement that I create a piece similar to the one I was wearing in different colors. Oh yeah, Valerie already knew I am in the process of moving, so getting this piece created may not happen for a month (or more), but was fine with that. I am honored that she trusts me to keep my end of the bargain so that my daughter could have something special in her sort of crazy world right now! Thank you Valerie!!All pieces shown are by Valerie from her etsy shop Roses Creativity
One of my my favorites is this "The Key to Reds" necklace - believe me the picture does not do this cool necklace justice! I'm actually kind of surprised to see it's still available.
I'm still in a bit of shock that this woman just handed me the necklace with compassion for my daughter, I mean seriously, I could be someone who won't make good on the swap, but I will, in fact, I can hardly wait to create her pendant...............but everything is 400 miles & days away - and once we get to Alb, it's going to be all about packing - with moments of creativity.
Serendipity - indeed!
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by. Please go visit Roses Creativity too!! :)