Sunday, August 30, 2015

Wear Your Memories-Why Hide Them in a Drawer!

We all have them...those bits and pieces  from the past...keepsakes hidden away in a drawer somewhere. We love them and can't seem to part with them but we keep them concealed from our view.  Those trinkets bring fond memories and need to be used...worn to help keep that little touch of nostalgia present.

My jewelry is a reflection of my love of romance, family history, bits of vintage treasures with a little added bling. With this in mind I sometimes dig through those treasures to create a piece of jewelry for myself that can become a family heirloom. Wearing them gives me comfort and brings back pleasant times.

These are a few of the necklaces...

I collect pressed pennies from my trips.  A small souvenir that takes up a small space but but that return my mind to a special trip or fun adventure. I love the thought of having it close as a reminder of fun times. This was a very easy necklace to make...a bit of chain, a few jump rings  and a hole punch.

This necklace has a brass metal back plate and was made using vintage earrings and pins that belonged to my mother and grandmother.  Much better that hiding them in a drawer.

Another memory necklace using an earring and pin from my mother, my grandmother's watch, a crystal because my mother collected them, a pressed penny from my collection, my favorite word "Joy" and other bits and pieces...treasures to me.
And finally, the piece that started my jewelry making.  A bracelet with my grandchildren's pictures.

Do you have collage jewelry, memory jewelry?

I would love to see it!

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