I was visiting my grandma Leona and Grandpa Joe the other day. One of the things that I love about visiting with them is learning new stories about our family. My grandma often shows me things she finds that had belonged to her mother, Crystal. My great-grandma Crystal was a crafty gal! On the visit before this one, my grandma gave me a ton of yarn. It was so fun going through the big boxes and seeing what kinds of wild colors my great-grandma used! On this last visit though, she brought out another treasure. It is a gorgeous vintage crystal necklace and earrings. My grandma would love to wear this beautiful set, it reminds her of when her mother used to wear it. But it isn't in the best shape. Luckily I am a jewelry maker! Did I never mention that? Oh, sorry friends. I will have fun jewelry posts in the future. Anyhoo.... I am so exited to get this necklace and earrings taken apart and re-strung. They are strung on some sort of clear cording (used to be clear, now is yellow). I'm going to clean these crystals and get them sparkling again. I can't wait to get this set back to Leona, just in time for Mother's Day.
I love the crazy shapes of these crystals, they're bold, but feminine and pretty.
Speaking of pretty, get a load of Leona's wedding picture, and my handsome gramp too of course!
These two are lookers! I've always thought that my grandma was the most beautiful woman I'd ever seen. She still is.