Monday, December 8, 2008

master six produces a necklace

ben's necklace for katie

You might remember I've talked about our plans for a hand made Christmas in the Goldfish household. Basically, instead of buying gifts for one another, we will be making them.

Well... over the weekend, Master Six worked on his gift for Little Miss Four. She is very much a girly girl who loves her jewellery, so he was very keen to create a necklace for her.

I was actually quite surprised at his forethought with this project. Twelve months ago he would have strung on a random handful of beads and the job would have been finished in two minutes flat. But he has matured a great deal this year. There was a long involved process of choosing the beads... then laying them out in the order he wanted... then measuring to check the length of the elastic... all very precise and planned. It was beautiful to watch him putting in so much effort, all because he wanted to make something really special for his little sister.


Anonymous said...

That is so gorgeous! What a beautiful big brother. He has done an exellent job on it. I received a necklace for my birthday made by the boys and it was so nice but very random :-)
Looks like he could be a budding young designer.

CurlyPops said...

That's so sweet, and he definitely has an eye for it with a lovely selection of beads. Maybe he should open an etsy shop!

Puglette said...

oh, that is just lovely! I love his color selection and the thought he put into the shapes and very mature in thought.
that necklace is wonderful!

KAF said...

That is just gorgeous. I'd love to wear it myself. I hope it becomes a lasting treasure.

The author said...

I've really enjoyed reading your blog. I'm very intrigued (hope that's spelled right!) about your homemade Christmas. I would love to try that with my family. Are you allowed to buy materials or just work with what you have on hand? (Sorry if I missed that somewhere.) I can't wait to see how it works out. The necklace is very cool.

Rima said...

The necklace is stunning!!! I love jewelery, and would love to have that one!

whatsonox said...

The necklace is wonderful. I like the way he has planned it and I'm guessing his sister will love it - it looks so grown-up!

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Excellent for master 6, he'll be designing in no time!

Karen said...

Your suggestion to your family for a handmade Christmas is certainly proving to be a 'gift'! The necklace is exquisite.

Crafty Gardener said...

What a pretty necklace. Excellent job Master 6

Anonymous said...

Oh Mrs Goldfish - that is just beautiful.
Master six has done a stunning job. You must be very impressed. And knowing Miss four - she is going to be over the moon with this.
How lovely your family is.


laughing purple goldfish said...

jacqui - he did do an excellent job, thanks

curlypops - hmmmm... yes.... he's six years old... it's about time he started to earn his keep around here! lol :)

puglette - it was gorgeous to see him putting so much thought into the selection

kaf - most of her necklaces are broken by her brothers playing tug-o-war... hopefully he will be too proud of this one to destroy it!

the author - actually... I don't think I mentioned it earlier... we are allowed to buy the materials to make the gift with... it's all a bit short notice this year, but with more time to plan for it next year, I will be encouraging everyone to consider recycling

rima - we haven't spoken for so long! thanks for stopping by :)

whatsonox - she will love it... and she will really love that her big brother made it just for her

cat - wouldn't that be nice!

karen - I'm delighted with the way the kids have jumped into this

crafty gardener - thank you

sharon - thanks for stopping by :) you're right... she will be quite the little princess in her new necklace!

misha said...

This is so beautiful and neat, have to keep reminding myself it was made by a six-year old!

Queenie said...

that is not just a beautiful necklace but a beautiful heart that made it.

AuntieElle said...

Wow - he's got an eye for design there. It must run in the family. Doesn't that just melt your heart that he was so thoughtful to his sister? The necklace is just beautiful.

laughing purple goldfish said...

misha - isn't he clever?

queenie - you're right about that heart

elle - he really surprised me with this one!

Sam said...

It is a beautiful necklace, and as the others said, you obviously have another (budding) designer in the family.
It's such a thoughtful present :-)b

laughing purple goldfish said...

sam - it is thoughtful... and he demonstrated a patience which I didn't know he had!