Google has marked the leap year with a doodle that pays homage to the composer Gioachino Rossini.
Rossini, who was born on February 29, 1792 in the Papal States in Italy, composed William Tell as well as the comic operas The Barber of Seville and Cinderella.
The son of a trumpeter, Rossini became a conductor when he was no longer able to sing after his voice broke.
He learned the violin, horn and harpsichord by the aged of 15 and wrote his first opera, The Bill of Marriage, in 1810 at the age of 18.
Rossini visited London in 1823 where he met King George IV and conducted concerts.
Back in Paris, he composed a cantata – The Journey to Reims – for the coronation of Charles X. He died in the city aged 76.
CREATIVE MIND says
well done my dear, what a cute lovely necklace, I love the pink & gold combination..very smart 🙂
thanks for sharing Andrea..
miss flibbertigibbet says
How cute! I love hardware stores….
Missy Shay says
Your necklace turned out great!
I do like your sweet necklace my friend…what a great idea. And yes even I could do that!! Thanks for sharing and have a great day. xoxoxoo
Posy and Co. says
Adorable, Andrea! How sweet would this be for Easter? Much Love, Lisa
Eclectically Vintage says
I’m NUTS for that necklace! Great idea – you’re one stylin’ and profilin’ hottie!
Awww! This is CUTE! 🙂
that’s so cuteee!! =)
I would totally wear that in the upcoming season!
thanks for the suggestions <3
Claire Jain says
so pretty 🙂
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog says
Wow, you post title says it all…and super cute! Great idea.
Gumdrop Pass says
Hi Andrea — I just LOVE this so much. I featured it at my Favorite Finds Friday 🙂
I love it. Very creative!
Oh so sweet. Thank you for posting this practical diy. Happy Pink Saturday!
Happy Pink Saturday!
It is always nice to see what each lovely lady is up to…and the creativity that flows…I pray that you all have a blessed week !
Please come by my blog anytime…I love having you!
Lisa ~ The SweetTalk Shop says
I saw this last week on one the days I was racing through my blog reading just getting the gist of the post. I love this, I can think of so many differnet color combos to use with different ribbons. You are a very creative crafter!
Lindsay and David says
Wow! What a great necklace! I love the colors, what colors did u paint them?
Lindsay and David says
I love this necklace ! I really love the blush color and ivory, do you remember what paint you used?
amy and jesse hudson says
Very cute! Thanks for linking up to Drab to Fab! This week’s party is up again, so please come back and party some more with me! You can link up old or new 🙂
Here’s a link to the party:
Have a great weekend!
Amy @ Sugar and Spice