Friday, 12 October 2007

A Family Heirloom Repurposed

My Mum gave me this family heirloom when I was in Manchester over the last few days. This was originally my great grandfather's watch chain and my grandmother made it into a bracelet. It is wonderfully beautiful and it shows that recycling and re-purposing must be in my blood!

6 comments:

PixieDust said...

How gorgeous... what a beautiful tradition to carry on, yes?

Jo said...

I love the expression repurposing. The bracelet is beautiful.......and I'm glad you had fun in our hometown :)

Liza Lee Miller said...

Wow! What a coincidence. I have my great-grandfather's watch chain as a bracelet too! It looks really similar to yours. The clasp broke so I haven't work it in ages. I need to get it fixed! Cool.

Ashley said...

What a perfect idea. I love those ideas. A way to remember your loved ones each time you see it. Lovely!

Inland Empire Girl said...

That is so lovely... I hope you had a good time in your hometown and what a tradition to carry on.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Pixiedust, Inland Empire Girl - yes it is a lovely tradition

Jo - thanks!

Liza - coincidence indeed!

Ashley - it is a lovely way to remember!