Monday, October 4, 2010

I Made It Monday: "Ruby" Jewelry.


When I was younger there was a wonderful older woman in our congregation named Ruby. I've never met someone as kind and purehearted as she was. You couldn't be around her and not feel loved. For graduation, she gave me a set of costume jewelry- a double row of pearls with earrings. They were a little large for everyday wear, but I used them on stage all the time, including for the talent competition the year I won Miss Auburn.
I hadn't worn them for years and some of the paint was chipping off the beads when I found the strands of pearls recently, but I couldn't even think of getting rid of them, so I decided to re-vamp them. I love the way they look, but I think I might add some color to the necklace with an organza flower pinned to the bow.

6 comments:

Stitching n Shipping said...

Loving your blog. It's laid back and easy going. Love your side knot hat. Great job! The kid, oh man is he a cutie!! Tammy

Elizabeth said...

What a sweet gift and your re-vamp looks great! They look good as they are but I'm always a sucker for a flower...

SarahJane said...

Awe. Ruby. I too have a treasure from her. I'm glad you could repurpose her gift.

Roemhildt Family Fun said...

I love it.

Ginger said...

Hey, I have an awesome idea of what you can give me for christmas... ;)

balloongal said...

That is so sweet.