What a wonderful few days….
Yesterday at work I was helping our Maintenance chap to clear out rubbish that had accumulated around the site (the things I volunteer for! But I do believe that Managers need to get down and dirty sometimes). I not only found a £10 note, but then found hidden away in our Storage/Workshop unit a horde of Crystal Chandelier Drops. They are not faceted, but beautifully crafted just the same and I immediately thought of jewellery.
I am going away for the weekend tonight so won’t get chance to play with them until next week but I have lots of wonderful ideas for these gorgeous crystal beauties.
- Chandelier Rain Drop crystal
- Chandelier Smooth Almond crystal
I am beginning to think that I might have been a Magpie in a previous life! It never fails to delight me the infinite variety of items that can be put to fabulous use in Jewellery.
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.
I will post any jewellery I make from this stash so that you can see the transformation, and obviously any pieces Karen likes will be her’s.