Thursday, January 9, 2014

More Things From Mom's Treasured Jewelry

We had a prayer gathering to start 2014 out right for our family and sister, Jackie, had made these neck pieces for our other sister, Shirley, and me by attaching pieces from our mother's jewelry to specialty yarns and silk ribbons that she had crocheted together. Mine had a real leaf that had been dipped in gold and a couple of other dangles from different pieces that had been part of one of our mother's favorite things-her jewelry-and she had tons of it. 

Mom  passed in June, 2012 [it really doesn't seem that she has been gone that long] and this is the second idea that Jackie designed which allows everyone to have meaningful treasures that reminds us of her every day. The first project was Christmas ornaments. We had a great get together with nieces, nephews and even great, grandchildren that each made their own decorative piece to be displayed at Christmas or year round. 

You can check out those artistic creations @
and @

Here is my necklace Jackie made for me in tones of gray-
 I went home and gathered some silk ribbons, jute and craft cord that I had for possible use
 these are clip on earring bases that were in my jewelry findings that I have had for years
 a pin and pin backs that can turn almost anything into a pin with a little glue
 an odd earring-now where is the other one?
 a couple of sizes of jump rings-very handy
 odd pieces that I have picked up here and there
 a lion that fell off of a barrette a long time ago, I knew there would be a use for it one day-yes, I hate to throw anything away
 lobster clasps, and I think the others are called crimps
 specialty yarns that will make very interesting things

Of course, I always have my camera with me so out it came so Jackie could explain to us what she had done:

If you have some old jewelry stored in the back closet not doing anything, these are a couple of things you can do. You can share your creations with us on my Facebook page, Carolyn's Canvas, @ We would all love to see them.

God bless you in this 2014.
Thank you for joining me here
Carolyn Wainscott
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