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The Earring Project

Me and Granny

My Granny loved costume jewelry. When she passed in 2003, all the granddaughters got to comb through the two suitcases full of earrings, necklaces, bracelets and pins. She also had this beautiful jewelry box that set on her dresser for as long as I can remember. I used to run my hand across the gold stars and peek wistfully inside, as I inherited her love of costume jewelry, but mine runs mostly along the line of earrings. I LOVE earrings.

I was fortunate to be the receiver of Granny’s star studded jewelry box and as I was looking through it the other day seeking a specific pair of earrings, I started thinking about how many pairs I actually own, and how many of them are rarely worn. So I came up with the idea to wear a new pair each day and then I thought, why not post a picture a day of each pair, telling a little history of what I remember about them.

It’s not like I have anything serious to work on, like rewriting and re-releasing Choosing Happiness After Divorceso why not start something frivolous and fun? Right? Besides, it’s a good way to see what’s in the box these days ( and the drawers, and the jewelry hanging thing in the closet, and in baskets, and little plates and on the shelf in my bathroom) because seriously, I have a lot of earrings. Here goes then, the first pair in The Earring Project.

These were made by my sister, Glenda. The glass globes she purchased in Venice and the green beads come from a necklace our father brought each of us from Swaziland, Africa. I love these gorgeous globes of fun!

This is the Earring Project in honor of the Granny, queen of costume jewelry! Follow my campaign on Instagram: janeannpics or twitter @janeannthompson

Let me know which ones you like! Here’s to a fun summer of earring love!

Peace and Joy!


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  1. Susan says:

    Love the idea. Have often thought I should wear a different pair each day so they don’t just hang there and collect dust.

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