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Family heirlooms

Recently I had a chance meeting with an old friend who was looking for someone to recreate a family heirloom to cater for some new additions and keep a longstanding Christmas tradition running. 98 more words

Special People

Heirloom Keepsake

Fashion Friday
I wanted to take a short break from our Capsule Wardrobe Series to share a special piece of jewelry dear to my heart. This custom locket is a birthday present from my parent that will be treasured for many years for a variety of reasons. 183 more words


Forty years...

Yay! My parents are finally in town visiting and I can share this special project! They celebrated 40 years of marriage at the end of October but since I knew they would be visiting around Thanksgiving, I decided not to ship their gift. 373 more words


Pop's Writing-Box

Some not very good photographs of Pop’s writing-box:

I believe that the outer casing is made of walnut. The magenta ribbon I glued across the joins in the writing surface to cover surgical tape that Pop had used to fix it years ago. 127 more words

Historical Records

A few months ago my Nana moved out of her house, where my mum and her siblings grew up, and into a residential home. Nana’s children and their families then had to clear the entire house of possessions, large and small, valuable and disposable, so that it could be put on the market. 587 more words

Tell Me a Story. How Jewelry Connects Us.

My husband gave me this nest necklace soon after our third child was born. I wore it for years. My favorite thing about it was that the kids would climb up in my lap and ask “Which one am I?” It prompted conversations about the eggs being cradled in the nest, how the nest and branch were like the parents, supporting and holding up the precious eggs. 445 more words

Handmade Jewelry