26 Feb 2013

Sparkly goodness

Many millions of years ago when my grandma died one of the things that she left for me was a pair of earrings. I loved them, really loved them but unlike the other jewellry that she gave to me I never wore them. They were just too fancy schmancy and not something that someone with my life style would wear so I sat them in a safe and gazed at them occasionally.

I often thought about turning them into a ring but then decided that that would be just as daft since in my line of work I don't wear rings. Next? I was clueless so for countless years ( hah who am I kidding I know exactly how many years it been but it just seems like a big number so I'm not spilling those beans) they sat in the safe.

A few months ago I took a trip downtown with the girls and visited my favourite jeweller and friend and turned them over to her and said, please do something. She took Lily aside, asked her a couple of questions, asked me a couple and told me to leave them with her. Her husband was furious at me for changing them. He said they were all the rage, Edwardian is in, he said, you can't change these, they are stunning, he said. She told him to mind his own business and with that the girls, her and I went out for lunch.

I just got them back a couple of weeks ago and I am so happy that I chose to have them re-set because now I have something wearable. Something that I can wear everyday and better still I have 2. My friend took into account that I have 2 girls and wanted to make something so that one day they will both have a piece of their great grandmas jewellry.




Necklace one
Necklace 2
 earrings 
From one came three.


Of course it would have helped if I had taken a before photo but I forgot. I think I might have one somehwere, I will have to look.

11 comments:

likeschocolate said...

A Brillant idea!

val said...

Love.....perfect!

Andie said...

They look beautiful, what a great idea to have two. Much better than Edwardian if you ask me!

Vivian M said...

I am sure the earrings were beautiful, but these are very pretty! And the best part is that both girls will have the same necklace. I think your Grandma would be very pleased.

Briana's Mom said...

They turned out absolutely beautiful!! So lovely!

Catherine said...

Beautiful and what a treasure!!

Regine Karpel said...

Beautiful!
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Julie said...

Turned out gorgeous! What a wonderful idea. I think I may have some of my grandmother's jewelry lying around ... hmmmm ...

Joanna B said...

Those turned out beautifully!

Candy said...

I was going to ask about a before photo. The necklaces are beautiful. I'm sure your girls will love wearing them. They have such a Beautiful story behind them.

Tammie said...

Simply lovely. I think it's great that now you each have a piece of your grandma with you. Being able to enjoy these pieces is so much better than leaving them to lay about in a safe.

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