Our past to the present day
This holiday season I had the privilege of making jewelry for 2 clients using their treasured family heirlooms.
For one client we took several pins and a bracelet from Grandmother and Great Grandmother that had been handed down through the generations. I designed two necklaces; one for Mother and the other for daughter in a style that suited them, yet still honored the vintage pieces. Using multicolored glass pearls hand-knotted on silk to make the necklace, I added the vintage pieces as the focal point.
|Kelly in her vintage necklace|
For the second client, I made a classic and elegant necklace which is her style. A rhinestone brooch of her mothers and elements from her mothers vintage bracelet were used for the focal point. The base of the necklace is made of cultured pearls. I also used elements from the bracelet for matching earrings.
Both of these pieces suit the modern woman, yet are a reminder of the loved one that passed on their treasures. It is a truly wonderful way to connect us to our loved ones; from past to present.