It is never easy to say goodbye to a friend. My little miniature dachschund, Sweetheart, had been at my side for over fourteen years. Technically she was my son's dog, but she had decided long ago that I was her human and anyone who's had a doxie knows there is no changing their minds. Ever. They are very stubborn little critters and unfailingly loyal.
Someone suggested I make a piece of jewelry in her memory and it was incredibly theraputic. I spent a day looking for a photo, which led to looking back through fourteen years worth of happy memories. I found myself smiling more than crying.
I decided to use a color palette based on Sweetie colors (or Boo as I called her), with black and brown and white cord and beads. I made micro macrame bracelet and I think it's really beautiful.
A long time ago I'd picked up some doxie charms. It adds the perfect little touch:
Goodbye, Boo. You will be forever in my heart.