Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Challenge of Music Blog Hop

Beautiful Day Charm Bracelet
David Christensen cane glass, my lampwork glass spacers, charms

Charms from Hint, Candace Wakamoto, Green Girl Studio


Charms - Andrew Thornton pod headpin with swarovski rondelle, Thai Hill Tribe heart


It's a Beautiful Day

The incredibly talented Erin Prais-Hintz of Treasures Found is hosting a blog hop today, the Challenge of Music! We were to pick our favorite song and design a piece of jewelry related to that song.

I have many many favorite songs. Probably you do too! Many songs that speak to you, remind you of days gone by, boyfriends, rough times, fun times, plain old joy. Music has really always been a part of my life - at one point I played the piano. At one point I played the flute. My dad used to quiz me about songs on the radio on the way home from my grandmother's house on Sunday nights. My first record was a Van Halen song! My cousin dated a radio dj and send me tapes of really cool bands like Santana. We would make up dances to songs we played on our boom box with my neighbors. Music is always there. When you're happy, when you're bored, when you're sad, when you need some noise.

It was really really hard for me to come up with a favorite song. I love Led Zeppelin - almost every one of their songs. Thank You has to be one of my favorites - it almost became the subject of this post. However, after thinking and thinking and waiting until the last minute, I had to pick Beautiful Day by U2. This is about a man who loses his material things and feels better because he realizes the value of what he has. There are many reasons I chose this song, and you have many blogs to get through today, so I'll leave with you with video and the words. Maybe you'll have a beautiful day today too!

Here are the lyrics, and a link to the music on youtube!

The heart is a bloom
Shoots up through the stony ground
There's no room
No space to rent in this town

You're out of luck
And the reason that you had to care
The traffic is stuck
And you're not moving anywhere

You thought you'd found a friend
To take you out of this place
Someone you could lend a hand
In return for grace

It's a beautiful day
Sky falls, you feel like
It's a beautiful day
Don't let it get away

You're on the road
But you've got no destination
You're in the mud
In the maze of her imagination

You love this town
Even if that doesn't ring true
You've been all over
And it's been all over you

It's a beautiful day
Don't let it get away
It's a beautiful day

Touch me
Take me to that other place
Teach me
I know I'm not a hopeless case

See the world in green and blue
See China right in front of you
See the canyons broken by cloud
See the tuna fleets clearing the sea out
See the Bedouin fires at night
See the oil fields at first light
And see the bird with a leaf in her mouth
After the flood all the colors came out

It was a beautiful day
Don't let it get away
Beautiful day

Touch me
Take me to that other place
Reach me
I know I'm not a hopeless case

What you don't have you don't need it now
What you don't know you can feel it somehow
What you don't have you don't need it now
Don't need it now
Was a beautiful day

Here's a list of everyone who is participating today - check out what kind of music they like!

Erin Prais-Hintz
Marcie Abney
Christine Altmiller
Elisabeth Auld
LJ B
Lori Bowring Michaud
Shannon Chomanczuk
Cece Cormier
Jenny Davies-Reazor
Malin de Koning
Beth Emery
Michelle Escano-Caballero
Erin Fickert-Rowland
Therese Frank
Amy Freeland
Tanya Goodwin
Stephani Gorman
Amy Grass
Beth Hemmila
Kristina Johansson
Jennifer Justman
Tari Kahrs
Susan Kennedy
Ema Kilroy
Kathleen Lange Klik
Kirsi Luostarinen
Paige Maxim
Beth McCord
Natalie McKenna
Alice Peterson
Cat Pruitt
Bobbie Rafferty
Johanna Rhodes
Cynthia Riggs
Sally Russick
Sarah Sequins
Amy Severino
Staci Smith
Kristen Stevens
Lola Surwillo
Stefanie Teufel
Sandi Volpe
Holly Westfall
Shaiha Williams

31 comments:

Lori Anderson said...

LOVE furnace glass, and the addition of charms is great!

Alice said...

I love your bracelet with all the bright and colorful charms!

Pearl and Pebble said...

What a great bracelet Sue! Great song too:)

steufel said...

I love this song! Always humming along when the play it in the radio. And your piece totally nails it! Love that!

Holly said...

U2??? Swoon... ;)

And your bracelet is just lovely, swingy, full of motion and I just love it!

Amy said...

This piece is so cool! The song is amazing, and you captured the joie de vivre" feel of the song with this cheerful, beautiful piece!

Stephani Gorman said...

It is a beautiful day and beautiful piece!

Christine Altmiller said...

I can absolutely see Beautiful Day all over this bracelet and hear Bono too :-) Fantastic piece!

Cynthia said...

Your bracelet is stunning.

Maneki said...

Very pretty and colourful bracelet! I really like the added tiny charms (especially the cute cat charm of cause!).

Saturday Sequins said...

I love the bracelet! The glass beads and the charms are fabulous and cheerful, and they go so well together.

That song is great, too -- it's one that always makes me feel better when I listen to it.

-- Sarah

Jennifer said...

Led Zeppelin was on my short list too. I like the charms and the gypsy feel of your bracelet. Treasure collected together... and I hear the song in my head. It looks like the song sounds, even tho the song's message is more minimal. They fit, it seems to me.

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

I love that song- I love to listen to it when i run- it makes me feel like my heart could just burst out of my chest (in a good way- not just from the running LOL) I think your bracelet is perfect for this! First, it looks like a musical instrument- I can practically hear those charms clinking and swinging together-second, all of the color and handmade beads and charms reflect the beauty of the creative spirit- great job Sue!

Designs by Dawn Marie said...

Beautiful Sue! I love the whimsy and happy that this bracelet exudes! Great design!

{Hugs!}

beth hemmila of hint jewelry said...

Oh my gosh what a sweet surprise to see your piece includes some Hint Jewelry charms along with some of my favorite creative friends! What an amazing piece full of joy and to go with such an amazing song. Blessings to you :) xoxo Beth

Shaiha said...

You so hit the feeling of the song with the bright colors and the general feeling of happiness in your bracelet.

Lola said...

It's a beautiful day, and it's a beautiful bracelet! I love all the beads and charms ... I bet it makes its own awesome music as well!

SoulsFireDesigns said...

Amazing bracelet!!! Just wonderfully rich and joyful!

Sally Russick said...

Wow! Sue you nailed it! This is such a fantastic bracelet and compliments the song beautifully!!

adlinah said...

Love your choice of song. I listened to a lot of U2 way back when. I like how you included the silver charms in the bracelet. Very pretty!

Therese's Treasures said...

Sue, U2 is one of my favorite bands and I love your song choice. Your charm bracelet is beautiful and I bet it catches the light when in the sun.
Therese

maryharding said...

Love your bracelet. The furnace glass is so cool and goes so well with the art charms you chose. I love bracelets with lots of beads and charms and yours is very wonderful.

EB Bead and Metal Works, LLC said...

Love the bracelet and all the different glasses and charms!

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Great song choice. What a fun and "beautiful" bracelet! I Love the variety of glass beads and charms. It makes me smile! I too picked a song that speaks about joys in life and created a bracelet!

Kristen said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your choice of song and the bracelet totally speaks of it!

TesoriTrovati said...

Love the movement, the color and the heart in this piece, Miss Sue! I bet this would be a blast to wear. You cannot wear a charm bracelet without having smile on your face and this is just plain fun! Great song choice. I admit that I never really knew all the words. It reminds me that I need to stop and appreciate all the beauty that is right in front of me this minute. It is all about the attitude and this bracelet and song are so upbeat and positive. Thank you for sharing your awesome talent with all of us and for joining me on this musical journey! Enjoy the day.
Erin

Emakaye said...

A beautiful charm bracelet for a beautiful day. Your bracelet is bright and fun. I love all the various charms you have incorporated.

Pixiloo said...

I love charm bracelets, though I have never been brave enough to try to make one. Yours is just gorgeous. It really is a beautiful day bracelet. I bet the way in jingles will make the wearer happy all day. U2 is a favorite of mine also and I do love that song.

Marcie Abney said...

This is great and has such movement! I love it!

Copper Diem said...

That is a fantastic, fun bracelet! Love it!

Cillaw said...

Your bracelet is beautiful. So much to look at. I love the design and all the artists who are included in it. Beautiful!