Today would have been my sister's 33rd birthday. She passed away suddenly 4 years ago from a blood clot. Missy and I didn't exactly have the same fashion sense. She made fun of me every holiday because I like to accessorize to fit the occasion. Of course, the more she teased, the gaudier I had to be! She probably would not have been caught dead in most of the jewelry I make. I miss her terribly, but she left behind a little boy, Jourdyn (and yes, I tried my best to talk her out of that spelling), who is exactly like her--in looks and in actions.
On the far left is my daughter, Katie, who appeared to be a little leery--like her mama! Then, my other daughter Hannah, Savannah, and my niece Grace. I liked the cute furry animals a little better! One of my favorites was the spotted leopard. In his (or her?) honor, I made these earrings:
If I had been on the ball, I would have made these ahead of time and worn them to the zoo. That's something my sister would have rolled her eyes about!