Do you have a trinket or jewelry box full of items that you never wear, but that are of sentimental value to you either because of how you received it or because who you received them from and you know you would never toss them out?
I am sure you do I know I did, I happened to be looking through my treasure box of jewelry items, and I came across a ring I loved, it was the engagement ring, Frankie purchase for me from an estate, after he asked me to marry him. It is a gorgeous princess ring with stones all around the band I had it no time and a stone fell out, I took it to get it put back in, which they did, but the jeweler then gave me some bad news, the ring should only be worn on special occasions as it was very fragile, but it was my princess engagement ring and I loved it! I hadn’t thought about it in awhile but now there it was in all its sparkling glory blinking up at me, it made me cry.
It got me thinking and I decided to design a charm treasured memory necklace using my beloved ring and other trinkets and charms. I made it in hot pink, cream and champagne. It came out beautiful and my ring now has a special place front and center on my necklace. My necklace also has other beloved charms such as a heart that says mom, a prayer box charm and a crystal heart from my daughter, a shell from my beach wedding necklace, a beautiful crystal brooch I loved but could not wear because it was broken, my graduation charms that were from my parents, scissor charm from when I got my state cosmetology license, and a few other little charms, a little dog, a pony, and a good luck charm. Check it out in my Etsy Shop
After creating my own memory necklace have posted it on ETSY as a model. I now am taking orders in my Etsy Shop.
My 2nd Treasures necklace I created for my mother in law.
Here is a pix of the jewels she gave me for her necklace and the finished piece below
I love when I am presented with these beloved charms, trinkets and treasures it allows me to use my creativity as I design a unique piece just for them.