Day Eighteen

It aint' all Couture…..

 Sometimes it's a handmade sea themed necklace….

Sometimes it's a handmade sea themed necklace….

 How do you balance this necklace? With a Madewell Long sleeve Tee, navy blue silk DVF parachute pants, a Tiffany's Elsa Peretti cuff and Martiniano Shoes:)

How do you balance this necklace? With a Madewell Long sleeve Tee, navy blue silk DVF parachute pants, a Tiffany's Elsa Peretti cuff and Martiniano Shoes:)

       Ok-so my mom had a lot of stuff, some fancy, some not, some great, some junk, and within those categories, things could also fall into another sub-category "fun"  No doubt this necklace falls into the fun category.  I mean look at it-it's a sea themed handmade hanging fish necklace!  Now here's some more backstory on this necklace; in the second act of my mom's life, she met and fell in love with my stepfather Mike Lawrence, whom I love and adore and have never spent a day not considering my father.  After all the kids had settled into college, and were spread out across the country, Mom and Mike bought a house in Sanibel Fla. where they would spend their winters. This would be the ushering in of what I will call the "seashell themed jewelry" era of my mom's life.  If you look at the details of this necklace, it is actually quite beautiful.  Each fish, shell, etc., is handmade, and it is all solid sterling and either brass or bronze.  My mother had an artist's eye and was a very talented artist in her own right, (an accomplished pastry chef, floral designer etc.)  She knew when something was well made, and I can just hear what she might have said seeing this for the first time: she would have gasped and said "Oh! Isn't that exquisite!?"  Yes, mom, it is, and so were you.  Love you. xoxo