I decided to take up a little jewelry making. And, not just any jewelry, but jewelry with a purpose. I've had some of my mother's old costume jewelry in my closet for the past 7 years. They were pretty ugly! Couldn't even sell them in a yard sale. So, I decided to revamp them. I cut them all apart and sorted the beads and stones. Unfortunately, I neglected to take a "before" picture of them. But, what you see here comes from those necklaces. I've used mostly those beads and stones in these pieces. I did, however, had to fill in with a few newer items. So, now when I wear them, I'll think of my mom!