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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Grandmas Jewels....reinvented.


I have a customer who recently gave me a bag of jewelry, that once belonged to her Grandmother. She has requested that I design 4 sets of jewels for her,  from a wonderful selection of vintage beads and baubles.

It was a lot of fun going through the bags and boxes of  necklaces, bracelets and brooches, and playing around to see what beads and sparkly gems went together. After taking apart several necklaces, a few old earrings, chains, and repurposing a rhinestone brooch into a pretty pendant, I came up with the first of the four matching sets. I am really happy that I have managed to create  "new" fashionable pieces  that this lady can wear, while still keeping the sentimental value of the vintage jewels and most importantly the special memories  of her Grandmother . Pin It

4 comments:

Nancy said...

Wow..you know, that's such a meaningful thing to have done for someone. I think it's hard for some to see items like this messed with, but you know, if it will make you wear it and love it it's kind of reincarnation, right?

Lin said...

Oh WOW! What a cool idea!! How nice of you to take on that challenge. I couldn't think of a more talented designer to do the job!

Catherine said...

This is such a cool idea! How wonderful that grandma's jewels will be made into new works of jewelry art. Love it!
xo Catherine

Sweetwater Designs said...

what treasures those pieces will be..and what a blast going through the box!! beautiful work Sue..

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