Friday, May 29, 2009
I decided to make myself a Mother's Day and Birthday present to celebrate being "A MOTHER"! I used a heart brooch that was made by my Grandpa Toar for his mother, my Great Grandma Ivory. My Grandfather was a tool and die maker/machinist by trade and photographer and "Rock Hounding" were his hobbies. He fashioned this brooch out of metal heart with a plastic-like heart that he carved "Mother" into and welded a cut out of an old coin to the front and used an actual safety pin on the back as the pin as a fastener. I have had this pin for some time now and realized it needed to be made into a necklace. I chose to use black glass beads, vintage rhinestone rondelles, black glass roasary chain, oxidized sterling silver chain and wire and black fresh water pearls. I think it turned out quite lovely. An heirloom to pass onto my daughter Ivory.