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Family Rag Rugs

Family Rag Rugs

I was lucky to able to make a trip to Europe in April and I saw Paris for the first time. If I ever need to run away it will be to Paris.  If I ever need to loose myself for a week it will be in Paris.  If I ever need to have my … Continue reading

Rings On My Fingers

Rings On My Fingers

One of my most favourite games as a kid was called “Rings On Your Fingers”.  It was basically a memory game using plastic rings, that had stickers of gemstones on them.  When you made a match you got to put the rings on your fingers. Although I don’t own the game any more, I do … Continue reading

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Follow Up on the Pearl Brooch

Follow Up on the Pearl Brooch

My Mom read the last post I did on her silver and pearl brooch and she sent me a message with a picture of another brooch.  It turns out that the one I found in that little leather case is not the one I remember looking at when I was a kid.  She bought that … Continue reading

Sterling Silver Pearl Brooch

Sterling Silver Pearl Brooch

I was back visiting my family recently and I had another look in my Mother’s jewellery box to see which other pieces I remember looking at when I was little.  I opened up one of the small drawers in her jewellery cabinet and found this beaten up little black leather case that I was instantly … Continue reading

My Favourite Vintage Kinetic Necklace

My Favourite Vintage Kinetic Necklace

I remember getting this necklace at a church bazaar in Cranbrook when I was about 8 years old.  I loved it instantly.  It reminded me of a card game we had where your goal was to get the right cards to build your creatures body.  There is four sides to this necklace, a mermaid, a body … Continue reading

Rose Petal Necklace

Rose Petal Necklace

When I was about 8 years old, I saved up little rose coupons that came on the outside of the boxes of Rose Petal Dolls until I had enough coupons to send away for this necklace.  It is still in pristine condition and hangs on my wall of jewellery I’ve created in my home. 

Enameled Bluebird Necklace

Enameled Bluebird Necklace

Another childhood favourite of mine was this lovely little bluebird necklace.  A gift from my Nana and Grandpa.  My sister Kim was given one too.  Her’s  was exactly the same except it  was white gold, which as kids we of course just called silver. As you can see from the picture mine was well-loved.  The … Continue reading

Vintage Gold and Black Coral Ring

Vintage Gold and Black Coral Ring

As a little girl this ring was my absolute favourite. It’s my Mothers.  It was kept in her jewellery box that sat on top of her dresser.  I would ask to try it on constantly. Even as an adult when I think of my mom’s jewellery this ring stands out in my mind.  There were … Continue reading

Gold Forged Bracelet

Gold Forged Bracelet

I have mentioned jewellery given to me by my Auntie Kay in Australia a few times.  This hand forged gold bracelet was given to me by my Auntie Marion and Uncle Dan, on my Dad’s side of the family, who live in New Hampshire. I grew up with just my immediate family around me, my … Continue reading

My Beautifully Imperfect Patsy Brooch

My Beautifully Imperfect Patsy Brooch

My Auntie Kay gave me this brooch when I was a baby.  There is a photo somewhere of me wearing this brooch clipped onto a yellow knitted dress that I will have to dig up and add to this post.  My name was hand engraved onto it.  It’s only after learning engraving in jewellery design … Continue reading