Remembering the Fallen
by Judy Ellis
One fateful day in September our lives changed in an instant. I still remember the phone call I received from my husband. He asked if I was watching the TV? I told him no, as I didn't normally watch TV in the morning... He said " Go turn it on, you won't believe what just happened.." and there was something in his voice, something frantic and scared. It was in those brief moments, as a nation, we were changed forever. I personally will never forget how I felt that day.

Today we commemorate one of the most dramatic attacks on our nation that most of us have seen or will ever see in our lifetime.
Judy Ellis's Remembering the Fallen - , Inspiration, Beads, 9/11 remembrance
As I have pondered this important day, my thoughts wandered to how we, as creative artists, express our emotions. Some of us paint, some of us dance, some sing. For those of us who create art it represents so many things - it express our emotions and it shows how we feel and what we think. Today I decided to share with you a few jewelry artists and how they express their feelings about 9/11 .

I dedicate this post to those fallen heroes, to those who lost their lives on 9/11, and to all of our service men and women who continue to fight for our daily freedoms!
Memorial Patterns:

Commemorative jewelry by Maryanne Murphy.
A note by Maryann as quoted on Jewelry Making Journal:


"This isn't so much about the piece of jewelry, but why it was created. We are in the hot August dog days of summer. School has started here in Georgia and Labor day is just around the corner. There's something else that's just over the hill too. Something that 10 years ago changed my families lives and thousands of others in ways we never would have expected. September 11, 2001.

I've created 4 pieces of special jewelry in memory of all the lives that were lost and effected by the tragedy of that day. A quiet memory of lives lost and changed, of hero's not expecting to be made, and a Nation unified in the presence of unspeakable horror

These are my personal expression of healing. Something to hold onto, something to remember, because we should never forget, and I'm honored and proud to be an American. These are just very simple necklaces embodying deep, profound personal meaning.

Glass heart beads in red, white and blue are individually hand-wired and attached to four different symbols. A five point star, a single angel wing, a double angel wing and an open heart. The necklaces are 19 long and closes with a lobster claw clasp." - Maryanne Murphy

Named:
The Heavens Increased By 2,986 Stars
A Wing And A Prayer
Wings of Protection
I Heart America
Judy Ellis's Remembering the Fallen - , Inspiration, Beads, Star necklace
Judy Ellis's Remembering the Fallen - , Inspiration, Beads, Wing necklace
Judy Ellis's Remembering the Fallen - , Inspiration, Beads, 2 wing necklace
Judy Ellis's Remembering the Fallen - , Inspiration, Beads, Heart necklace
Personalized 9/11 memorial Bracelets - Designs by Debi
A note by Debi from her personal website regarding her jewelry:



"As a Nation, the horror of 9/11 will be forever etched in our minds. On that tragic day, nearly 3,000 people lost their lives and their families and friends lost their loved ones forever.

If you lost a loved one in the September 11th attacks or just want to be sure we never forget those lost that day and the families they left behind, a Remember 9/11 Memorial Bracelet is the perfect way to do so. It's a heartfelt tribute to those who died that day.

Design #1 is made with sterling silver flag blocks, beads and heart toggle clasp; Swarovski® crystals in red, crystal and blue; fiber-optic flag beads and a sterling silver 'Remember' Twin Towers charm.

Design #2, a personalized version, is also made with sterling silver beads and heart toggle clasp; Swarovski® crystals in red, crystal and blue and a sterling silver 'Remember' Twin Towers charm, but instead of flag beads, it has your loved ones name spelled out in sterling silver letter blocks. You can also add an 'In Memory' Dangle, Branch of Service Charm and/or Awareness Ribbon Charm to your bracelet."

Judy Ellis's Remembering the Fallen - , Inspiration, Beads, Patriotic bracelet
Judy Ellis's Remembering the Fallen - , Inspiration, Beads, Personalized Patriotic Bracelet
I hope that you have been touched by a few of the ideas today, as I have been in researching them. I would hope that you will take a few moments and remember those fallen heroes who gave much for our nation and our freedom.


Resources:

Jewelry making journal/ Maryann Murphy commemorative jewelry
9/11 Memorial at: https://www.911memorial.org/about-memorial
September 11 attacks on Wikipedia

Materials

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Soft Flex Beading Wire--Medium--.019
BDC-419.00
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Silver Filled Crimp Covers 3mm - Pack of 25
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4mm Crystal Aurore Boreale 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-94A
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4mm Light Siam 5301 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-121A
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4mm Aquamarine 5301 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-56A
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Sterling Silver Beads Corrugated 8mm - Pack of 2
K9-154
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Sterling Silver Beads Corrugated 5mm - Pack of 10
K9-152
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Sterling Silver Saucer Beads Corrugated 6mm - Pack of 5
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Sterling Silver Toggle Clasp 15mm - Pack of 1
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WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
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Mighty Crimper
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  • Category: Inspiration
  • Technique(s): Beading