Tuesday, July 6, 2010

handmade by steven

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Back in June for our 5th wedding anniversary, Steven surprised me with a beautiful moon and star pendant that he made just for me. To start with, he chose a piece of wood from my dad’s stash; South American fine hardwood in a very pretty color. He hand shaped the tiny pieces into a moon and 2 stars with a small saw and sandpaper. Then he coated it with beeswax oil to protect the wood. He bought a beautiful silver chain and hid it away until June 11th!  

I made him a small photo book of our many adventures here in Florida since we left CT last December. Here’s Steven opening my present for him when we went to Siesta Key to celebrate,  you can see my jewelry box with  the necklace is on the table. 

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I always wear the amethyst my dad gave me for my 40th birthday, so Steven’s present now joins it! Besides this wonderful sculptural wood piece, my husband is also very talented with lettering & painting. In fact he did a lot of this when he was younger! I loved it though the other night, when I started getting questions from him on where my paints were . . . and if they were waterproof when heat set! : ^ D
Steven painted a cap with the name we have finally decided to call the sailboat he is restoring with my dad,  S T A R  F I S H !
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It is coming along and getting near the finish! My dad and Steven work on it most every day in the workshop space they are renting.

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with love, from lenna and steven in FLORIDA!!

5 comments:

  1. You two are quite the team!! That necklace is so cool, and such hard work to do that so small!! More Steven...more!!

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  2. That is sooo lovely! A moon and stars - sigh! And love the starfish also!

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  3. What a wonderful gift, Lenna and how lucky you are to be adorned daily by two beautiful pieces of jewellery from the two most important men in your life!! So special.
    And the boat looks stunning, it's hard to imagine what a wreck it was before the work started. Really impressive!

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  4. Hi Lenna,
    I agree with Sharon - you two are a great team.Congrats on your aniversary.BTW, love the necklace
    And the cap came out great.
    Any news on the house? Still keep my fingers crossed.You two have a wonderful day.(three; your Dad too)
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  5. Sweet necklace!!! Love the boat-can't wait to see the finished work!!!

    Happy Anniversary!!!
    hugs chris

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