I told Colleen a year ago, when she did a Rivoli class, that if I ever did one, it would be a sunflower...for some reason, it's what I pictured when looking at the beautiful one she had done in purples. Well, here it is - probably more of a Black Eyed Susan, actually, but my version of that sunflower that I envisioned - two different color Swarovskis in a double row of "petals". This will sit atop a bracelet, eventually - I'm sure a follow-up picture is in the works, down the line. AND, I started on the black one this evening, while Olympic watching - it slipped from my hands in the stage before the crystals, and dropped to the floor - sadly to say, crystal Rivolis do not survive tile floor "incidents".
And, while I was tempted to post another picture of Mr. Flay on here for the romantic occasion, this Civil War age tintype arrived in my mail today - just in time to save us all. She has the prettiest face - she's wearing a beaded cherry necklace and earrings, and the flowers in her hair have a hand painted greenery added to them. No wedding ring, but I'm sure she was a treasured catch for someone. Hope you have a treasured catch to spend the day with, too - if not, there's a real nice picture of Bobby Flay on here, somewhere. XOXO - Happy Valentines Day!