Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Grandma's beads



This poor tangle of broken old beaded necklaces has been sitting in my mum's jewellery box, and now my little drawer, for years. They have a rather lovely tribal thing going on, and I've been wanting to fix them up somehow and wear some of them for ages. Fixing the whole thing would be a mammoth threading task, but I've got a few strings done and a little extra necklace so that I can wear Grandma's beads again.

Does anyone else sentimentally hoard old broken things like this? :)

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9 comments:

Cat said...

I am raising my hand! I totally hoard sentimntal bits of goodness...brooken or not :) I have an amazingly sweet mental heart necklace that my mom worn when she was in her 20's that I LOVE mainly because it was such a part of her :)

Love your "new" tribal looks!

xx Cat

Becky said...

I hoard pretty much everything so sentimental things definately get kept, but they also get saved when I have a sensible throw things away day.

silverpebble said...

That is one of the most precious necklaces ever that you've made there. Love their colours.

And yes, I hoard things. Just stumbled on my Mum's hippopotamus whimsies - the really old kind with the Disney-ish eyes.

Krystal said...

I am digging the tribal...very cool! (ha! twitterangel:))

Vivienne said...

i think i also own most of my granma's beads & jewelry, love it!!! x they just have a much better quality & vibe than today's stuff <3 x

Lindsay said...

these are so pretty! I've got lots of broken bits and has inspired me to do some fixing!

Louise said...

Thanks everyone. Glad to hear I'm not the only one!

Silverpebble - those hippos sound amAzing

x

heather said...

these are so awesome. i love sentimental boxes like this, even if they aren't paid much attention to... like you say, for years. the beads are v. beautiful!

Kristine said...

Gorgeous!