When my beloved grandmother passed at age 100, I inherited her treasure trove of jewelry. A lifetime of gorgeous adornments lay hidden in her bureau drawers and by bringing them out into the light of day, I discovered that she clearly had many years of fun and frolic, long before I or my mother were born. It was a revelation to discover that my old-world, cookie baking grandmother had a past in which she ventured out in gleaming emerald Czech glass rhinestones, luscious pearl and rhinestone chandelier earrings and ornately beaded wrist finery.
I marvelled and cradled these stunning pieces until one day I realized that I wasn't really wearing them. Some were not so fashionable anymore and some had truly seen better days. So I gingerly began to take them apart with my little pliers and re-fashion them into more modern and wearable arrangements. Vo…
- Born on January 3
- Joined October 5, 2008