Saturday, March 27, 2010
My Favorite Earrings
Darrell's last book was all about "Favorite Clothes" and how that came to be. I've never gotten too attached to a piece of clothing, but I do have a favorite pair of earrings that I paid homage to in this book. A friend of mine was a real pioneer of altered jewelry. More than 20 years ago, she was taking costume jewelry, breaking them apart and reassembling them into new, one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art. While I own many of her pieces, these were my favorite of all time. Sadly, I could not afford to buy them for myself. I used to go to all of her craft fairs and shows just to wear "my" earrings for a short period of time (until the next show). This went on for several months until one day, my beloved earrings were GONE! How dare she sell MY earrings! When I celebrated my birthday a few weeks later, my mother had presented me with an embroidered jewelry box. Inside the box--you guessed it--were MY earrings! I wore the hell out of them in the 90's! And, in case you were wondering...the earrings in my spread are done to scale. They really are that huge!