As I was thinking about what I wanted to post as my favorite this week, I thought about my grandmothers and their jewelry.
My father’s mother, Granny, had a charm bracelet that was really neat and had all sorts of charms from places she visited. I remember that I thought it was really cool and that I wanted one like it. never happened. I wonder where that bracelet is now.
My mother’s mother, Dessie,* wore a bracelet with all the names of her grandchildren on it made by Mik Stousland. Her bracelet was wonderful. Made me feel really special that she carried my name with her wherever she went. A favorite for another time. As a side note, Mik and his wife, Betty, were family friends. He was a professor at Miami of Ohio where my grandfather was also a professor. Katie posted about them here. And here’s a link to Chris Stousland’s website where you can see Mik’s jewelry and some of Chris’s as well. I think my favorite of the originals is “He Loves Me” -- an optimistic look at pulling the petals off the daisy. Why go any further than the first one?
However, my favorite this week is the other jewelry that Dessie used to wear: fishing lures. I have a few pairs (hopefully, my sisters and cousins do too).
My grandmother had a huge collection of these earrings in lots of bright colors. She always wore them, she seemed to have every color possible to coordinate with whatever she was wearing.
Okay, now, I know you think they are kind of goofy looking earrings. I do too.
Maybe it's just because she was my grandma, but I think the earrings look great on her -- classy even. They were made by my great uncle (Eddie Pope) and that may be why she wore them. Another side note, he had two design patents (D152,287 and D161,870) for fishing lures and these were made from those fishing lures.
I thought I had a second pair that was light blue but I don't. I looked for the earrings on eBay but could only find the fishing lures. Anyway, seeing these always makes me smile.
They were never adapted for pierced ears and I’ve thought about doing that .. if I could find some it might be a fun thing to do for all the cousins .. hmmm.
So that’s my favorite this week. To see what everyone else is into this week, check out Shay’s blog.
*Yes, we called our grandmother by her first name. Weird, I know.