Off Christmas for a brief moment, I thought I would share with you a little bit of re-purposing.
As you will know if you have been following for a while, my mum sadly passed away in October. A couple of weeks ago, we spent the weekend at my Dad’s, doing that saddest of things of trawling through someone else’s clothes and possessions and bagging most of it for the charity shop.
I never knew she had so many clothes! And bags, and shoes.
And then we had to sort out the jewellery, which somehow feels even more personal.
My mum had three rings that she wore all the time: her wedding ring, her engagement ring, and a cygnet ring that belonged to my Great Great Aunt. I have a brother, but I think being the only girl now in the family, both he and my Dad assumed that I would want the rings. But there are only so many rings one person can wear, and I already have my own wedding and engagement rings, and my Nana’s engagement rings, sooo0…
My brother now has the cygnet ring.
We have had the wedding ring re-sized and made big enough for my Dad to wear (he never had a wedding ring when they got married-I guess it wasn’t the done thing back then).
And a very lovely and talented Goldsmith, called Rachel Ann Bird, in nearby Frome has made the engagement ring into a set of earrings and a pendant, so now I can wear them everyday.
Here are some pics that Rachel took:
I am really pleased with them. I wanted to be able to have something I would wear everyday, as I know it is silly, but it makes me feel like a part of mum is with me.