My Dad asked me to come and help go through her clothing and personal belongings. She had a lot of clothing, some not even worn - still with tags. She was a bit of a shopaholic - like me. We donated most of the clothing to a local charity where it will be put to good use. But as I dug through her closets and dressers I found some real treasures to keep for myself.
One of the treasures was an entire chest of drawers filled with her costume jewelry from over the years. In her younger days, my Mom loved to deck herself out with costume jewelry, although in recent years I only remember her wearing her wedding ring and her topaz birthstone ring. Finding these beautiful baubles brought back many memories - I remember her sometimes letting me play "dress up" with some of her jewelry. Mom loved jewelry and passed this love on to me, and over the years I developed a love for making my own jewelry.
Even more amazing than the amount of jewelry I found was the incredible way she had organized it. Everything was stored in an orderly color coded fashion inside egg crates and candy boxes. There were boxes with black jewelry, white jewelry, rose colored jewelry, blue jewelry and so on and so on. For this post I thought I would share her collection of black jewelry.
|My Mom's Collection of Black Jewelry|
|Black and Gold Deco Beaded Necklace|
|Black and Gold Deco Beaded Clip-on Earrings|
|Bold Black Glass and Silver Deco Necklace w/Matching Earrings|
|Bold Black Glass and Silver Earrings|
|Black Beaded Stretch Bracelet|
|Black and Rhinestone Bangle Bracelets|
|Floral and Black Clip-on Earrings|
|Black and Silver Clip-on Earrings|
|Black Rose Clip-on Earrings|
|Large Black and Gold Oval Clip-on Earrings|
|Black Glass Flower Earrings|
|Round Black Glass and Gold Earrings|
|Faceted Round Glass and Silver Earrings|
|Round Glass Screw-back Earrings|
|Textured Round Black Glass Earrings|