Friday, May 21, 2010
For my first object I chose my grandmother's turquoise bracelet. I suppose it is more than 100 years old by now. Navajo or Hopi. Grandma Clarice was a magpie for sure. She loved jewelry. She loved clothes and shoes and handbags. She especially loved anything red and/or sparkly. She always said she had Gypsy blood. I have several things that belonged to her, including the name she always wished she had—Teresa. She always said her dream was to own a fancy women's clothing store and she would call it "Teresa's." She never did have that store. She worked most of her life in an insurance office, but she dreamed. And she always looked like a million bucks. The bracelet is my favorite piece of jewelry. It is just so beautifully designed and made. Its weight on my wrist is a presence.