Monday, October 13, 2008

Butterscotch Creme

She let the silky sweetness gather in her mouth; butterscotch creme was more than just a treat, it was a trip back in time. Her Papa had always had butterscotch in his shirt pocket, and he always offered them to her, right away, holding them out before she even came into the house. She never, ever had to ask.

For awhile, after he died, she couldn't bear the smell of butterscotch; its sticky sweetness was repulsive and cloying to her senses. But now, nearly forty years later, it had found the power to open her heart again.

© 2008 Cynthia Newcomer Daniel

Seed beads. Based on Kepler's Star, a bead weaving pattern created by Gwen Fisher of BeAd Infinitum. Hand fabricated.


simplybeadiful said...

I came to your blog via Art Bead Scene and all I can say is WOW! The stories you weave are as intriguing as the jewels...who wouldn't want that story swirling in their heads each time they wear a piece of your jewelry!? What an amazing gift you have with both writing and beading. I have no patience for the seed bead way, but I appreciate how artful it is and the time it takes to master it. And master it you have. I am inpsired by your example and will mark your site to come to recharge my creative spirit! Enjoy the day! Erin, Tesori Trovati Jewelry

Zsuzsi said...

Mouthwateringly beautiful work - both with the story and the jewellery. Thank you for sharing.

Betina Sandra Guelman said...

beatiful work!
I invite you to see my blog!

Ingrid said...

I have to say that I adore your blog. It's so sweet with the additional texts, and all your jewlery is stunning. And I am regularly checking these pages to look for new posts.
Can't wait until your new piece is ready.


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cmct188 said...

Your version of the Kepler Star pattern is simply beautiful, and I love your description too... tugs at the heart strings!

Great work. :)