Sunday, January 10, 2010

SO BUTTONS



If you read my post a few days ago, you know I was not very fond of my grandfather. There are a few memories though that are so fresh in my mind from my childhood, and I translated one of those into a necklace. When I was a kid, I really disliked my "pops" as we called him. If he said anything to me it was usually to tease me, and my response was always a big fat "SO"! And his response was always, " Sew buttons on your old man's shirt!" As a kid, that really confused the heck out of me. ha. I would always tell my mom I didn't know what that meant, and she was never successful at explaining it either! That experession still stays with me, and I say it to my small nieces and nephews once in a while, and they look at me with that same perplexed face. Times have changed, and this saying is antiquainted, but it is another warm memory of days gone by, and an easier way to look at part of the past.

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15 comments:

stregata said...

Seems you are digging in your past. Love the pieces that are coming from there. And LOVE the use of buttons and the "sewing" you did around the image. Wonderful necklace, Sharito!!

Cindy said...

Hi Sharon
It's me...your long lost friend! I'm still here! :-) This necklace has so much depth and character...and you in it, it is just incredible. I've never heard that phrase before either, but I can see how it would stick with you. I hope you have a great Monday ....

Esther said...

beautiful sharon!!! your memories pieces are stunning, so rich!! romizou!!

Narrative jewelry said...

Do you believe this new year is the time for childhood remembrance dear Sharon ? It should be a great idea for me too ! May be doing jewels with our memories should be a sort of "resilience" ?
But, the fact is i love this new creations.

Barbara Lewis said...

Beautiful. The pendant is so rustic and detailed ... just my style. It's nice that you were able to find some part of your Pops that you could memorialize in this piece.

Marilyn Rock said...

Sharon; this is fantastic. It's funny how childhood memories can trigger inspiration in our art! This necklace is amazing! xxoo

Cristi - 2 If By Sea said...

Great necklace, Sharon! I wasn't fond of my maternal grandfather. He was a mean man who I never warmed up to.

mairedodd said...

fabulous necklace... i love how you interpreted your feelings, working with a phrase that confused you - yet creating such a complete idea in your necklace... awesome!

Liz Revit said...

Sharon, I love this necklace. I remember the saying, "sew buttons on ice cream, and see if they stick," which I thought was a stupid line.

rosebud101 said...

I just found your blog! You make beautiful jewelry!

SummersStudio said...

Oh, Sharon, this is such a lovely nostalgic piece. You don't even need to know the story to feel that this piece is filled with meaning.

Diane said...

Hi Sharon, I got your message on my blog. Yes, I am in your class, but I'm not doing the calendar challenge. I saw your faces on Suzi's site--THEY ARE GREAT--they look like you've been doing them for a while. I think I'm going to post another one up there tonight--I want to put it on wood or my journal, but I'm going to wait for Suzi's input. I've never concentrated so hard on a class before. And I also wanted to tell you that I love your jewelry--you are multi-talented. I'm following you now :)

lilylovekin said...

I like all the different textures you've used in this necklace, from the old buttons, the fiber, to the pearl-my favorite. Its very nice with a neat little story.

Christine Damm said...

Sharon, you have done amazing work with this one! I also had a conflicted relationship with my grandfather and that is something that he would have said to me too! It's amazing how cathartic art can be but you have made it beautiful and unique as well! Congrats!

Charm Bracelets said...

Though with buttons it is a very unique and funky creation suitable for the youngsters.Everyones imaginations differ which makes so much variety in the world.

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