Dear Calla – Long Overdue Inherited Pendant
In my teens my grandmother gave my mom an old pendant from 1910 or something to give to me when I was older. I’m in my thirties now, and my mom just gave it to me recently. I have been married for eight years and have two kids. What was she waiting for? For me to win the Pulitzer?
Back to my question, my inherited pendant is a bit small for me and I already have a lot of pendants so I haven’t actually worn it yet. I’d like to, but I feel like I want to do something with it to make it more special. What could you suggest to change it up a bit?
– Midwest Mom Looking for a Muse
Dear Midwest Mom,
I think your mom was waiting for you to win an Oscar. But that’s cool, my mom was waiting for me to get a “real job” and that didn’t happen. Happily, Granny knew you were the bomb and gave you a special “I love you” to remember her by.
I’m showing you a picture of someone else’s inherited pendant that I converted into a pin. We wanted to add some drama and pop to it. Perhaps some sort of conversion to a pin would give your pendant more size and presence.
Your mom probably found it while Spring cleaning and went, “Oh my god I was supposed to give this to her ten years ago,” and didn’t tell you because she doesn’t want you to put her into a home. Don’t be too hard on her.
– Calla Gold