The clasp she used was among a set we bought at one of the many bead shows we attended together. I have a stash of those clasps too, but I had never ventured into using them. They were different and I wasn't quite sure how to secure them. Stephanie was telling me it was time to learn.
I completed the project, then wondered what to do with this beautiful creation. I knew this necklace wasn't meant for me to keep. It's Redskins colors and Stephanie knew I was a Ravens fan first and foremost. I decided to give it to her mom for Christmas. She loves the necklace and was touched by the story behind it.
I made earrings for myself
from the same set of beads.