As you may or may not know by now, I’m a “Plain Jane.” I don’t have pierced ears, rarely wear necklaces and only wear my wedding rings and my college ring. My daughters keep me apprised of the trends, but I’m usually pretty behind on most of them.
I don’t know when/where/how the vintage jewelry trend started, but I LOVE the skeleton key necklaces that abound on Etsy. My husband surprised me by purchasing this lovely handmade necklace at a local boutique.
(Note to others: If I’m wearing it, it is no longer a trend!)
My mom is turning 81 tomorrow and she IS quite fashionable. It has been a rough couple years for her. We lost my dad and then after a long winter she had a terrible ankle break. She had a long summer of recovery and is still in pain at times but is getting out and about. She loves to go out to eat so we plan to celebrate at a local restaurant. She doesn’t want presents, just the family dinner, but I thought it would fun to make her a skeleton key necklace. You can bet I will be scouring garage sales and thrift shops for these keys. But for now, I found supplies at Joann. I made the chain long enough for her to place it over her head.
If any of you know the next fashion trend (besides wool socks, wool sweaters….) please let me know!
Your mother will love this gift, very interesting concept, isn’t it? I love both your gift from your husband and the one that you made. Great gifts!
I love these, too! And I rarely change my jewelry – it has to be something really great for me to do it and I’ve been considering one of these!
Good luck on the drawing! I’ll be rooting for you!
I really like those skeleton key necklaces! I don’t think I’ve seen them before. You did a great job making one for your mom, it’s adorable. I’m a plain jane like you; I rarely wear jewelry. Lately just a silver necklace I bought myself for the holidays and that’s about it.
I am one of the least fashionable people you could ever know. I don’t have the first clue about what’s cool. I just wear classic things and try not to stick out like a sore thumb! I love those necklaces. Love ’em!
I love that necklace! Is that a glass bead before the key?! They’re both so pretty- I’m sure your mom will love it!
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While I make a lot of jewelry, I wear very little and barely have a clue as to what’s trendy. I think your mom will love that necklace because it’s heart felt and it’s from you!
Oh gosh they’re both beeeautiful necklaces! what lovely thoughtful gifts (both to you and from you)
I’m with you on not often wearing jewellery. I have my ears pierced and stretched, but I wear fairly plain plugs in them (ammonites!). But the only real jewellery I wear is my wedding and engagement rings. I favour plain clothes too and tend to wear solid plain colour long sleeve t-shirts most of the time, so just putting on a bracelet makes me feel a bit gussied up 🙂
I love those!!! I tend to be a little funky but those are wonderful for anyone!
Ooooh… this is lovely! I’ll be linking!