Nearly a year ago on April 21st, Prince died at his recording studio and home in Chanhassen Minnesota. In honor of Prince’s life and on the first anniversary of his death, a four day Celebration will take place at the Paisley Park complex between April 20 – April 23. Celebration 2017 organizers write: “ bringing together of musicians, creative personnel, special guest and friends who worked closest with Prince and knew him best, these four days will feature live music, panel discussions and presentations on Prince’s tremendous talent, influence and importance as a composer, musician, producer, live performer and filmmaker.”
Many of you know that since 1998 Prince wore ear wraps that I designed. My Crescent Moon Ear Wrap morphed into his iconic Crescent Ear Wrap set with 7 CZ’s. He also wore pairs of my Dolphin Ear Wraps, Comet Ear Wraps and Wave Ear Cuffs. I have been especially busy over the past few weeks, making and shipping many of the ear wrap designs that Prince wore. I surmise this is because of the upcoming Celebration to honor Prince’s legacy.
As a special request from a customer, Ro, I created a Crescent Pendant set with 7 Purple CZ’s. She intends to wear the pendant to the Celebration. Last week, she contacted me to tell me she had an extra VIP ticket to the Celebration Event and asked if I would like to attend? It was a very generous offer but I needed a little time to consider and rearrange my schedule. My schedule is now cleared and my plane ticket purchased and I am looking forward to attending the Celebration as well as looking forward to meeting Ro and making a new friend.
Stay tuned for a follow up blog post, post event.