June 7, 2011

Bauble Jar and the Little Girl Who Grew Up Too Fast

It's that time of year again....graduations, weddings, reunions.  Mine is coming up.  My college reunion, that is.  It means that I get to see my dearest friends for one short weekend that will last us all a lifetime of memories.

It also means that I get to see family.  And one particular niece that I'm going to see just celebrated a birthday.  She's in her twenties and married now.  Yes, I feel ancient.  Regardless, I had given her a bracelet on her wedding day that has since seen better days.  So I offered to spruce it up a bit.  And here it is.


I named this bracelet Bauble Jar a long time ago.  Have you ever had a Bauble Jar?   All of my kids do.  I made sure of it.  A bauble jar is any old jar that you fill with the little things that matter to you.  A special rock, a marble, a piece of sea glass.  Bauble jars are special.  I was hoping that this bracelet would be special, too.


I replaced the actual bracelet itself as well as some worn out pearls and beads.  Then I replaced the original clasp with a silver toggle.


My love of pearls is pretty obvious here.  And my love for the girl who will wear them is, I hope, pretty obvious too.  Happy Belated Birthday, Sara. 

We love you.

xoxo

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6 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a treasure for your Niece!!!

Privet and Holly said...

Gorgeous bracelet
and sentiments, too!
Love the idea of
a bauble jar. I
need to start one!
xx Suzanne

At Home in English Valley said...

Hi Kathy, I do have a bauble jar, though I didn't know it had a name till you mentioned it. Your work is so creative and unique, that's one lucky niece to have such a talented Auntie! Love, Penny

Denise said...

I think this came out very nice. I also like the items you have photographed in your header too. I saw you on Over 40 Bloggers. I am over 40 also but I do not have the button on my blog. I'm working on it. I am now following you. I hope you will stop by my blog and have a look around http://talesfrommyjournal.blogspot.com I can be found in facebook too http://www.facebook.com/DeniseMartin.LillaRose and twitter @DeniseLillaRose If you like/follow me there I will do the same for you. When you stop by my blog, please check out my kind of fashion (hair jewelry).

Tanya said...

That is so great! I love that you made sure your children had something to put all their special things in.
The bracelet is beautiful. You could make me one if you want;)

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

I don't have a bauble jar, but unconsciously I made them for my children. Thanks for giving it a name! By the way, your bracelet is lovely!

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