Jewelry and Coffee with Rena
Video Episode 14
by Rena Klingenberg.
Have you ever unexpectedly seen your jewelry being worn by someone?
Transcript of This Video:
Today’s topic was inspired by a comment left by Kathy on Jewelry & Coffee video #12, which was about Do You Wear Your Beginner Jewelry?.
Kathy left a comment there that said,
“Last year I saw a young lady wearing one of my heart pendants made when I first started 6 years ago. It was kind of a good feeling.”
And it IS a really good feeling when you run into somebody unexpectedly and they’re wearing your jewelry!
They’re not wearing it because they knew they’d be seeing you and they wanted to make you feel good.
But they’re wearing it because they really love to wear it.
I call those “jewelry sightings” – kind of like UFO sightings (only more fun)!
Here are a couple of jewelry sightings I’ve had that I want to share with you:
One was when I was grocery shopping. I was checking out with my groceries, and the cashier was wearing a pair of earrings that had my really distinctive wirework on them.
She had bought them in a local shop that was carrying my jewelry at that time, and that was kind of a fun discovery.
Another time, I was going to the hospital to visit a friend who had just had a baby.
I was in the elevator on the way up to visit my friend, and a medical worker got on the elevator with me.
And perfectly matching her blue medical scrubs were a pair of turquoise earrings she was wearing, that I recognized as ones I had made.
I didn’t recognize her face, so I’m pretty sure someone had given her the earrings as a gift, because I tend to remember the faces of people I’ve sold jewelry to in person.
And the third jewelry sighting I wanted to talk about was with a friend of mine.
She has six children, and she had asked me to make her a mother-and-child cameo necklace, which I did.
So one time when I was in the fabric store, I ran into her with her two youngest daughters – and she was wearing the cameo necklace.
And to me that was a really good feeling, because we had no idea we were going to see each other that day – and I knew she was wearing the necklace because she really loved it, and it really expressed her love for her children.
So those are some jewelry sightings I’ve had, and I’d love to hear about any jewelry sightings you’ve had of your work, if you’d like to share them below.
And thank you so much for coming in today! I’ll see you next time.
The Jewelry Rena’s Wearing
in This Video:
Turquoise Slab Earrings: Purchased sometime around 1992, from a Navajo artist near Kayenta, Navajo Nation, Arizona.
Chunky Turquoise Bead Pendant: Made by Rena Klingenberg with sterling silver wire and strung on rubber tubing choker. One of the first pieces I made with this Simple Bead and Wire Pendant technique.