For Christmas, my husband bought me a bunch of 1930's school medals. He knew I had been watching them on Ebay, so he bought them for me. Now that I have set up my monster drill press in my studio, I am ready to drill some and play with them.
I love the colors of this first pair of earrings - the blue of the pearls with the warm copper of the medal.
Here's another view of this pair. The medals are for Effort and Tennis. I love that they had a medal for effort.
Here's another rather simple pair. This time I've included a champagne colored pearl.
And you can see that this pair includes a medal for Diving. The other medal shows a quill and a scroll. I'm not exactly sure what that represents: Penmanship, Essay Writing...who knows. I'd love to hear other ideas.
There is something about the warmth of old things that I am drawn to. I like that their shine has dulled; their age makes them feel warmer to me.