As a teenager one of the coolest parents around was Mary, the mother of my dear friend Karen. She always treated us as people, rather than some alien species, and probably most important of all, she was not afraid of teenage house parties. As I grew up I saw her rarely, but when I did meet up with her again it just confirmed Mary as one of my favourite people. Mary moved to Spain in later life and enjoyed a few years of sun and Sangria before cancer tragically took her from us.
Recently my friend Karen read my Blog about Recycling and offered me some of Mary’s costume jewellery, so that I can reuse the beads and breath new life into the jewellery. I feel honoured, and give thanks to Karen for sending me Mary’s Treasure, and I will now set about the challenge of making beautiful and vibrant jewellery that will reflect the wonderful memories I have of Mary.