Tuesday, August 20, 2013

"Oh What a Beautiful Morning"

The theme of this months Etsy Beadweaver September Challenge is "My Favorite Song" .  We were asked to create one new beadweaving of your own design (not from a tutorial, kit, book, magazine, or class) that best represents the theme.  I love music of all kinds so this was a little difficult for me to choose until I really thought about it.  Every morning for a few years, I have been going to "the Barn" and helping my two elderly aunts clean the horse stalls and feed and care for the horses.   The eldest aunt passed away a year ago but her memory sill lingers every morning as the other sister and I still go to the barn.   Most every morning as we were working she would break into song.  "Oh What a Beautiful Morning" and I would join her.  She was a very pleasant, good attitude lady and a joy to be around.  Now every morning I remember her and in my thoughts be singing show tunes with her.  FYI the other sister does not sing and always shook her head at us which made us giggle and sing harder.

"My Favorite Song" is titled "Oh What a Beautiful Morning"  is the opening song from the musical Oklahoma! written by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein.

This bracelet is a very simple but elegant bracelet just as my Aunt Mildred was.  It was made in a simple 3 bead Right Angle Weave using two tone glass beads with gold colored seed beads as spacers.  It has a simple handcrafted loop and toggle clasp. It measures 7 inches closed and 3/8 inches wide.