A Jewelry Gift Honoring Our Grandmother

My grandmother had a collection of thimbles that she gave me a few years before she passed away.   They have been in a drawer in my jewelry box for about 10 years.

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I was looking through them a few months ago and found one that had a hole in the top of it.   thimblecharmneck2B

I think my grandmother must have used this one so much that her needle went completely through the top of it.  I had seen a few thimble necklaces on Pinterest, so I thought it would be fun to make a necklace for my sis for Christmas.  I began with this thimble and then added other things that were special and sentimental to our family.

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I also have a wonderful vintage button collection, so I added some of them to the necklace and made a separate shorter necklace that could be worn with the thimble necklace.  I used one of my mother of pearl buttons.  (Beautiful button, but did not photograph very well…)

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I made another button necklace for my niece out of some fresh water pearls and a mother of pearl button from my stash.    MotherofPearlButton2B

For Christmas, My Aunt sent me one of my other grandmother’s thimbles, so I am going to make a thimble necklace for myself.   I just loved the one I made for my sis.  Now I am totally hooked on button and thimble jewelry!

Have a wonderful, creative day, Janell

 

Some Days are Harder than Others

Last week was a tough week and I just didn’t feel up to posting to my blog.  Our precious family cat, Button died.  We were lucky to have him with us for the past 10 years.  We miss him so very much.  I have had other pets who have died over the years, but it just doesn’t seem to get any easier.  They bring such joy and love to our lives.buttonandJazzy1W

We adopted him from a shelter when he was just a few months old.

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At the shelter, they named him Button because they thought he was “Cute as a Button.”  We totally agreed!

 

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It was right before Halloween and they were having an adopt a black cat day.   It was a Saturday and I was at work at my photography studio.  My daughter called me between shoots and said that she and her dad were at the shelter and she asked if she could get a cat.  (For the past few months, she had been visiting the shelter after her horseback riding lessons. ) I said, “What did your dad say?” She said, “He said I could if you said I could.”

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So when I got home that night, we had a new member of the family.  And he was most definitely, Cute as a Button!

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Hopefully I will get back to painting and posting new art to my blog soon.  I am off to my WP reader to catch up on what all of you blogger friends have been posting.

Have a wonderful, creative day, Janell