Mom's Garnet Earrings

Original post date: 3/4/14

Awhile back, my mom gave me a large amount of broken jewelry of hers to repair. One of those pieces of jewelry was a long string of garnet beads (real garnet) that my father's stepfather had given her (this grandpa was a geologist). The string had broken and she had gathered as many beads as she could find. I restrung the necklace and brought it back, only for her to tell me she'd found six more beads. So, I offered her a pair of earrings to match the necklace, which she'd never had. She took me up on it.

My mom doesn't like dangly earrings all that much, so I had to come up with something simple and not too long, or she'd never wear it.

I opted on a simple cluster of three beads each.

I think they turned out rather nicely.

She was very happy with them, too!


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