Grandma’s Jewelry Box: The Beginning of a Jewelry Addiction

By Mary Costa on Jan 22, 2010 at 04:23 PM in Handmade Jewelry Designs

Perhaps you had this  same experience below? I’d love to know if you did.

You went to Grandma’s house, she took you to her room where she kept her jewelry box, and high heel shoes (ok I’m dating myself), just waiting to be worn.

And what fun it was.

Twenty necklaces, 3 pairs of earrings, 10 bracelets later-all at the same time, you came to life and thought you were a Princess.  You put your tiny feet into big shoes, added a touch (so you thought) of bright red lipstick, oh don’t forget the blush, and a dab of powder…and weren’t you beautiful?

Those moments of sheer delight created a bond, favorite memories at Grandma’s house.  Linked to those loving memories was the jewelry.

Granted, you no longer wear all contents of your jewelry box at one time, but don’t you have that “Princess fairy tale” spinning in the background of your mind  as you choose your jewelry?

I’ve long discarded the high heels for comfortable shoes, but from ankles up, it’s open season for jewelry!

As I craft each jewelry design, I think of my grandmother, and those wonderful memories, and how I felt wearing her jewelry.

Mary Costa aka Mariska

Mary Costa aka "Mariska" & Jewelry Matchmaker®

We create jewelry to match and adorn the beautiful spirit of a woman.