Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Power of Friendship

We all need a really good partner in crime. Someone to share your interests with, tell your secrets too, hold your hair if your sick, laugh at your jokes, cry with you when your sad, and tell you your being a pain in the ass, when you are....lol.

Friendship!!! What does it mean to me? Everything!! In my youth, I had to learn quickly how to make new friends because we moved alot. Although, It was very hard leaving my friends behind to have to start all over again, it forced me to grow as a person. I truly believe that our mission in life, is to learn and grow, and become the person that we are suppose to be...good or bad, and the relationships that we make in our lives help determine the outcome.

One thing I have always tried to teach my children is to treat your friends right. Lift them up, don't tear them down. I believe the best way to keep friends is to make them feel good about themselves when they are around you. Who wouldn't keep coming back for more. Don't take your friends for granted, let them know how much you care about them and never have any regrets.

With all this being said, I bet your wondering what made me decide to do a blog post about my feelings on friendship. Well this reason is simple, a very good friend sent me a gift some time back, when things were really tough for me and my family. This friend knew how much I loved this item that she had made, and she asked me for my address and sent it to me with no questioned asked. It was the most beautiful act, and I love her for it. She has taught me so much about love, grace, patience, generosity, and the power of positivity. She is the perfect picture of positivity and most of you know her. Her name is Diane Alves but most call her Dini. She owns Beadazzled of Oregon, and she is a wonderful friend that I will always love. She is also my co-manager of the Beadweaving Emporium Market at 1000 Markets. Her work is beyond beautiful and I urge you to check out her shop. She is the queen of freeform beadweaving and here is what she sent me and only an example of her brilliance.

Thank you Dini, I love you darling!!!


  1. Wonderful post Rachele. You are lucky. Not only to have such a friend, but you have learned the secret to being a good friend to her, too.

  2. What a great article, Rachele!
    Dini was the first person to welcome me to the EBW team. Her work is a constant sourc of inspiration, and she is a great warm-hearted person as well!

  3. The colors and design are fantastic!

  4. Oh my, oh my...so many beautiful words. A wonderful tribute to friendship. Thank you so very much. You know I luv you too, Sweets. XOX me

  5. OMG- that beaded gourd is fabulous! You're lucky to have a friend like Dini.

  6. That's a beautiful piece - and a wonderful tribute to your friend :D

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