A brooch to ponder

Last night, we were at a wonderful birthday party – it was such a pleasure to feel so much love focused on our friend!

He deserves it.

Jim and I were sitting with friends, basking in the lovely time.

One of our friends is a young woman who is a gifted musician.

She opened her bottle of Jones soda and read out the ‘fortune cookie’ written inside the bottle lid.

It said: “You will be confronted with limitless opportunities”.

She contemplated it for a minute and said: ‘Confronted with limitless opportunities….. hmmmm’…..

and that began a heartfelt conversation between us…..

‘Confronted’ with limitless opportunities really does speak to the necessity of developing discernment and wisdom, doesn’t it?

She is a woman of deep heart and great intelligence – and she is a wisdom seeker.

I felt that this small ‘fortune cookie moment’ was filled with significance, so IΒ  asked her if I could take the bottle cap and make a brooch for her with it.

I spent the morning working on it, and have just finished it.

I hope that she will feel the love and tenderness in it……

(Update: Yes, she does like it πŸ™‚ )

Β Ending on a personal note, and speaking directly to my friend:

Jordan, my dear, may you be blessed on your journey!Β 

You are a gift and a blessing and you make the world a better place. πŸ™‚

As an older woman-even though I was born with the name: Crone, I am living it now πŸ™‚Β  –

speaking to a younger woman,

I spread my wings,

and I wish you well, well, well….

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay http://www.crone-findlay.com

To see how I make these brooches, please go to LINK for the post with instructional video.



Filed under eco crafts & green projects, gifts & easy to make gifts & presents, jewelry, weaving & handwoven

13 responses to “A brooch to ponder

  1. Susan Ernst

    O Noreen! How beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    All I can say…is that I sit and stare at your wonderful creations,in amazement…drinking a cup of coffee,with a excellent feeling of beauty!
    I look forward, to everyone of your post,and because of you…I am very talented on weaving the “continuance strand.”
    Thank you…for just being the MAGICAL YOU!


  2. Helen Hart

    Hi Norine (one r or 2?) I love your blog. Now remind me from the past if you will–how did you make the base for the bottle cap which I think is really neat. I live in Cheyenne, WY and I don’t think we have that soda out here. Thanks very much. Helen Hart, weaver and spinner etc etc.


  3. robert smith

    normally i do not reply, however, knowing the thought and love you put into this she will treasure the piece forever!


  4. great idea and a great brooch–am sure you friend will treasure it–I know I would.


  5. What a beautiful gift from a wise friend. Bless you!


  6. Alice

    Hi Noreen
    I love what you created . What a nice gift for your friend


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