Sunday, May 14, 2017

My favorite things 20

My mother loved big jewelry, and liked feeling the weight of a substantive hunk of stuff.   Once I made her a necklace from stitched cords and beads, and she complained because it was too light; she couldn't feel it around her neck.  So I took it back and added another strand containing some big coins with holes in them.  I would have gone crazy wearing it, but Mom loved it in the heavyweight model.

After she died, my sister and I divvied up the jewelry, but I don't wear it frequently just because of the weight; Mom's big earrings fall off my ears (none of us pierced our ears) and her big necklaces make my neck hurt before the evening is over.  (I took back the stitched one, cut off the strand with the big coins, and happily wear it in the lightweight version.)

But I do love this big bracelet, oh so deco with its big rhinestones and elegant styling.  It's not the sort of thing you wear to the office, but since I'm retired I don't go to an office.  Every now and then I put it on and feel like a diva.

I'll be wearing it today to celebrate Mother's Day.  Somehow I don't think it will feel at all out of place, even cooking in the kitchen or holding the baby.  Thanks Mom, for this bracelet and for everything else.  Wish you were here.

1 comment:

  1. What a great way to remember your mother! I need to get out my Mom's rhinestone treasures!