On our final morning together Cass and I paged through her craft book looking for something we could create with the supplies we had in the house. “If only we had some beads, we could make a mecklace.” (Yes, mecklace. Not very long ago we grieved the loss of Marissa’s mispronunciation of breakfast as brefkast. So we’ll enjoy mecklace until she figures it out.) The solution to our supply shortage was to head to the bead store not far from home.
Have you ever been inside a bead store? Well, let me just say that if you have trouble making decisions, beware. But Cass had no trouble deciding what she wanted. For the charm, Ariel (she saw “The Little Mermaid” on Broadway last summer). For the beads: red and pink. We took the bead tray to the counter and one of the store workers helped us choose the right length of wire. Then I told Cass she could choose to string two reds then a pink or one red and one pink, etc. I was intentional about having this be her own creation.
“Well, I was thinking I’d have all red on one side and all pink on the other.”
It’s just a guess, but I think this mecklace is unique, in the very purest sense of the word. Just like the precious girl who made it.