by Helen Steiner Rice
--The Gift of Friendship--
Friendship is a priceless gift,
that cannot be bought or sold.
But it's value is far greater
than a mountain made of gold.
For gold is cold and lifeless,
it can neither see nor hear.
and in a time of trouble,
it is powerless to cheer.
It has no ears to listen,
no heart to understand.
It cannot bring you comfort,
or reach out a helping hand.
So when you ask God for a gift,
be thankful if he sends...
Not diamonds, pearls or riches,
but the love of real true friends.
Enameled Face is on copper, using reticulated foils technique, unleaded enamels, gold decal, flower wafer and fine silver wires and ball.
- Rose Quarts Heart - for self love and love of others
- Turtle - creativity
- Chinese Symbol on back - Sage. The sage is gifted in the arts of listening and speaking. Since the sage has found oneness with the universe, which is eternal, (s)he too is enternal an thererfore divine. You are always so great to talk with.
- Butterfly - long life
- Opal - Enhances your ability to communicate what is in your heart
- Hearts - because I love you
- Flamingo mermaid - a mermaid because you are special
- Painted Glass - something you taught me to make
- My favorite beads - the ones surrounding the painted glass you taught me to make
- Inspire sign - you inspire me to be a better person and to be creative and you have inspired students for years.
- Square Pearl - something I love
- Antique Blue Button
- Hair bugles - I just love these beads