Awhile back I gathered together some old jewelry that my mom doesn't wear anymore, some from my deceased aunt and some of mine. I had a pretty good sized pile. Some pieces were broken, some missing stones and some very cool vintage pieces. I decided to make some necklaces for myself and my daughters. Here are a few of the finished pieces.
This necklace includes my 83 yr. old mother's high school graduation watch she received from here parents in 1945. I just love this! I incorporated several vintage pieces from my aunt.
This piece also has one of my mom's old watches in it.
Mom obviously likes small watches! I really like the big pearl earring in the middle.
All the necklaces have broaches, earrings, pieces of necklaces and bracelets, charms and beads in them.
I made 2 more but my daughters have them so those pictures will have to be posted later. I had so much fun creating these that I think I may start doing this for other people who want to use their family jewelry to create a new heirloom.
Next week starts a NEW work schedule for me. I am cutting back to 2 days a week.
I am so excited to have time to get back into my studio and get my hands busy
creating fun stuff!