Wednesday, December 8, 2010

After Gloria

It was war time 1942, and my Mother was in a beauty pagent running for "Miss Columbia Steel". She won, and found herself the object of many men in uniform. She has always been my mentor in all things of beauty.
I will always love you Glo A! 

This was one of her jewelry boxes that was actually a wood English tea caddy with shell inlay. She lined it with beautiful chartreuse silk that came off the hem of her Richard Tam opera gown. I added four of my favorite blue and green pearl pieces filled with rhinestones and assorted cluster earrings.

               The hues of turquoise and baby blues compliment each other and I can't help but think of the Caribbean Sea. The gold sea shells came off a broken charm bracelet from one of my Mother's admirers. The stars were her clip on earrings and the centerpiece a lovely broach.

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  1. Oh my your jewelry is gorgeous!! I viewed several other posts and love what you do with vintage pieces!!!

  2. Wow, what beautiful and unique jewelry. The same goes for your mother!!

  3. What beautiful pieces! You are Very talented! I especially love the name you've chosen and how it ties back to your beautiful mother! What a tribute!