Thursday, January 12, 2012
A Little Hand Crafted Nostalgia
I was looking for earrings to match my outfit this morning and picked these from my collection. Then I got to thinking about when I made them. After a little mental math I realized that these earrings are about 23 years old. I made them when I was single, living in an apartment. A mattress on the floor was my bed and I waited tables to make ends meet. I had pillaged other jewelry for the beads and ear wires. I used a regular sewing needle and thread to piece them together. I remember having fun making them and though they are just simple wooden earrings, I've always enjoyed wearing them.
I guess at 23 it's safe to consider these vintage, but vintage what? Vintage me? These are me before marriage and kids, before I started crocheting again and years before Wind Rose Fiber Studio. One of the reasons I'm attached to them is that I made them long before I thought of myself as a person who makes things. It makes me wonder about my crafting friends. Do you have anything like this, that you made long ago and still wear today? What's vintage you?