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How things can sometimes happen when friends inspire you
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So, way back at the end of last year, I posted a Resolutions List, which can happily still be found here, wherein one resolution under PRESENTATION was, and I quote:
Find a signature item to add color & whimsy to wardrobe (ie: break out the tons of old 50s jewelry, especially necklaces & bracelets I already own)

One of my lovely friends, lisa_thecat asked about the jewelry, requesting a photo so, thinking that would be fun, I dragged out my jewelry finding this.

I had actually organized the whole of it last year getting rid of a bunch but still, a mess and never worn because of that. Feeling inspired, I went online and ordered six cute little tie hangers, coated with that weird velvet stuff for friction, which took forever to arrive. But arrive they did. And, with suggestions by Aaron, the stuff is now sorted and hung and attached to a bedrrom wall so I can finally post a pic, or two, for Lisa.

This is everybody.
Pins. Sortof ethnic necklaces. Sortof bling necklaces. Semi-valuable, but not really, necklaces. Bracelets
And finally what Lisa asked to see, my Grandmother Inez's's and my mother Mary's costume necklaces, mainly from the 50's, with a couple of them added by me over the years.

The little basket in the top photo went to Goodwill and the little baggies went to recycle.
Thank you lisa_thecat for requesting a photo. This probably wouldn't have gotten done otherwise and I'm so glad it has.

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Beautiful display, my dear! Funny how sometimes the slightest thing can be a trigger.

Thank you! It is funny how sometimes all you need is a little spark of inspiration.

Thank you for posting these pics. I love how colorful and cheerful they are. And they also have so many memories connected to them. I like the organizers. I will have to find a similar solution for my collection.


Thanks for wanting to see. Otherwise, they'd all still be in their little box in the closet. When you find your solution, I hope you'll post a pic also :)

Wow, you got some great looking jewelry and thanks to your friend, now you can easily see and find the pieces you want. Great job! :D

An LJ friend no less, from Romania. That's what I love about this place :) And thank you! I can just feel my mom's and grandma's smiles at your words because while not all of it was theirs, most of it was.

Like you, I cherish my friends from around the world. LJ is so wonderful for this!

What a wonderful collection! And your idea for hanging them in this way is brilliant. I can't seem to throw out anything and I still have jewelry from way back in the '50's too, so many of your pieces are very familiar to me. Few of mine are worth anything monetarily but are worth a fortune in memories. In my case my largest collection is in pierced earrings. I am going to try and think of a way to display those in a similar fashion. You've inspired me. Warm hugs, Grammy

I'm so glad to have inspired you! Once you do find a solution to your pierced earring collection, I hope you'll post a pic or two. Mine are poked into a postcard, for added strength, lying in a jewelry box, also my grandmother's, stuck in a drawer. Safe. Easy to use. But hardly artistic :)

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