I absolutely love it when Erin of Treasures Found has a blog hop. This time around it centers around music and Erin asked us to think back to a time in our lives where we underwent some changes and a song that relates that to time.
The time that I went back to was 1981. Yeah I am that old. Any ways this was the year that I joined the Army with the young man that I was thinking that I would marry and spend the rest of my life with. We headed off to Basic Training in the winter. Now I was from an area where it gets cold in the winter but we didn't get snow. I learned the meaning of snow that winter in South Carolina. What got me through basic was a song from Journey called "Don't Stop Believin'". Those lyrics spoke to me and convinced me that I could finish that run...that I could do those push ups. They helped me make it through a tough time in my life.
Since this challenge is all about symbolizing a time in my life which was hellish but made me stronger, I wanted to make this necklace for myself. And I tend to wear simpler, longer necklaces so that is what I made. The tag is from Nunn Design and the lampwork headpin is from StudioJuls. I am actually quite happy with it as it was the first time I have tried stamping. Oh and I intentionally lined the letters up wonky because that's how I felt a lot of the time back then. And it is longer as the chain is 28". Just the right length to wear with some of my other favorite necklaces.
Now that you have had a chance to check out my offering for this challenge be sure to click here to see what everyone else came up with. There is sure to be some real eye candy.