I hope you read the entire post. This doesn't stop where you think.
Do you have an old wooden sugar mold? I just got one and it's the perfect accessory for my home.
I recently told you about the cutest gift one of my interns gave me.
This week, my other intern surprised me with a thank you gift as well.
It was a wooden sugar mold!
She thought it would be a cool way to organize pencils and things.
I knew I had the perfect things to put in it.
It was perfect for holding colored pencils and paintbrushes!
I was about to move it to my project room where it would look so cute
and be so handy since I had a few more things to add to it.
Then, something caught my eye.
These are some of my dad's old jewelry tools
just sitting in an ugly cheapo basket.
I've mentioned before that my dad was a manufacturing jeweler for about 40 years.
My uncle was a jeweler and my dad began working for him right out of high school.
When my uncle retired, he passed the business on to my dad.
A manufacturing jeweler designs, creates and repairs jewelry.
Someday I'll day dedicate a post to all of the cool old things I have
from my family's jewelry business (mental note made :)
I've been wanting a creative way to display these tools.
They deserve more than just to be thrown in an ugly cheapo basket.
Ta da! How great is this?
It holds all of his sizers and saws and hammers and pliers and
whatever else these things are called.
I used to have so much fun as a child playing with a ring sizer.
I was alway easily entertained.
Did you ever wonder how they determined the size of a diamond or stone?
Here you go. Here are two.
Ahh, the wood, the metal, the patina...
They've been well-used and now are well-loved.
I think I may actually tap a couple of tiny brad nails in the front
to hang the diamond sizers.
I can't believe this wooden sugar mold holds it all.
I'm so excited!
I wonder if my interns would do another year of supervision?