Thursday, July 31, 2014

Throwback Thursday

Ma kept this necklace made of shells and plastic bell-shaped flowers on a Lucite chain in her hope chest. The necklace had been a gift from my dad when he was in the Philippines during WWII, sometime between 1943 and 1945.

I never saw her wear it. Most likely, because the chain was broken, there was no clasp. I don't know if she ever wore the necklace at least one time. This wasn't Ma's style.

I decided to give the necklace new life by repairing it with a  length of gold-tone chain, and a magnetic clasp. I also removed two of the small shells from the ends to make earrings.

It's a bit gaudy, but I've been enjoying wearing my old, but new fashion jewelry.


  1. I love it. And knowing its history makes it even better. That style is quite popular right now.

  2. Aw, so sweet that you wear it! I bet your Ma is looking down and smiling!