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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Waterford: A Moment of Inspiration

Merritt's Gift for the Sidhe Queen

As many of you know, I planned to use my experiences on our recent trip to Norway, Scotland, Ireland, and England to plot and write Merritt's story...the final book in the Lifethread Trilogy.

Our visit to the Waterford laboratories helped me to create the gift Merritt needed to present to the Sidhe Queen.

Waterford crystal is all hand blown...

And many pieces are one-of-a-kind...

My imagination played with this concept and I ran it by Merritt, Shealie, McKenna, and The Guys. They all agreed that a magick necklace would be the perfect gift. It turned out to be beach glass rather than blown glass, but without the inspiration from my visit to Waterford...well, Merritt probably still wouldn't have an appropriate gift.

And this is what it looks like:

And a brief excerpt from Destiny...

Gabe hit me with a stare. "Whatcha planning to give her?"
My stomach did a flip. "How'd you know I have to give her something?"
His eyebrows hiked up a notch.
Okay. So it was probably a dumb question. "I haven't got a clue. What would entertain the Sidhe Queen?"
"Something she can't create," Shealie said, licking a smear of butter from her finger.
My brain kicked into gear. "How about something you can create?"

A question for my readers: Do you think the Sidhe Queen will be happy with her gift  (magick intact, of course)?