Time Stands Still Reminiscence Heirloom

September 15, 2010

Last Friday I posted about what's been inspiring me for Inspiration Friday over at Common Ground.  If you read it, you know I shared a Sundance Jewelry necklace entitled Trinket Watch Necklace.   Here it is.

Sorry, but that's the clearest I can manage to get the picture.  Anyway, I'd been wondering for a while (oh, about a year or so!) what I could do with an old watch of my mom's.  She passed away when I was in my twenties so anything of hers is pretty special to me.  When I thought about it recently, I realized why I love this necklace so much.  The watch face reminded me of one of my mom's old watches that were just sitting in my jewelry box.

Once the light bulb went off, I couldn't wait to start creating.  I really do love it. 

Mom's old watch {plus} a vintage Saint (Padre) Pio medal {plus} a flea market rhinestone ball all add up to a smashing combination.  Especially coupled with the two-part chain ~ part rosary bead, part gunmetal.  And I always use antique brass findings and toggle clasps whenever I can.

I guess it's just another example of vintage blessings ~ my favorite kind.

I'm linking this up at:

Someday Crafts 
Somewhat Simple
Everything etsy 
Paisley Passions
Today's Creative Blog

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Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

What a special and spectactular piece!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So Pretty! What a great way to wear your Mother's watch.

Old Souls Emporium said...

sorry I don't get the chance to comment more often, but please know I stop by to peak at all your ! pretties !! - - Hope you are well !!

Melissa said...

The second necklace with your Mom's watch is gorgeous...great way to use a memento from her life to make something to wear in your life.

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

I love this idea! This is a precious and beautiful way to incorporate those family pieces you'd like to keep but have no idea how to use! Thanks for showing us!

Twincerely,Olga said...

just gorgeous!!!I love charm bracelets! stopping by from FF!!

Sassy Sites! said...

Thanks for being a part of the Sassy Sites blog hop! Happy Friday! xoxo

Marni @ Sassy Sites

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Come on over and link this up at my place too! Having an Open House today. xxoo

Pamela Scott said...

so so pretty...stopping by from Follow Friday over forty hope you stop by today..
I am your newest follower..

Jami said...

That is really beautiful! Stopping by from TT&J.

Carrie @carrieloves said...

Hi Kathleen, I love making jewelry and your necklace is so beautiful! I found you on Follow me on Friday on Never Growing Old and I'm following you now (I hope you'll follow me back!)

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Great use of a sentimental piece, now you wear it close to your heart.

Kerri said...

hi kathleen!
oh, i LOVE your necklace using the watch- i've had some watch faces for a few years that a friend passed along to me and altho i loved them i couldn't figure out what to do- i don't have any kind of attachment on mine, but looking at yours is such inspiration and maybe i can figure something out.

very glad to have run across your blog!

also, like the music you've chosen...which one played on the post page?

Our Hopeful Home said...

There's a virtual "MP3" player in my left sidebar that plays videos along with my chosen songs. Not sure if the first song comes up each time you log onto my home page, but you can easily click the arrows on the player and see the name of any song you're interested in! Thanks for your kind words!

Anonymous said...

Your jewelry is beautiful! I am sharing your blog with all my friends in North Carolina so they can appreciate your work too. Looking forward to more creations!!!

Bella @ Bella before and after said...

Great piece, your blog is so neat, Im glad I found you. Please stop by and link up some of your beautiful creations some time, I host a weekly party that starts every Tuesday. Thanks, Bella

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

So pretty! You have some gorgeous stuff on here. Thanks SO much for joining in on Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passions. I hope to see you again next week :)
~Lori S.
Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions

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