When I was a child, my mother worked as a jeweler, and this amazing piece was one that lasted in her jewelry box through the years. When I was married, she gave it to me to wear at the wedding.
It now occupies my jewelery box, which is where Q found it the other day.
As long as she's gentle, and puts things back, I let her play. As soon as she pulled out this piece, it occurred to me how ideally suited it is to her "dress of the sun" from the Peau d'Ane fable.
Maybe it's because I've been delving deep into fairy tales for some of the work I'm doing in the studio these days, but this scene struck such a classic note for me.
Unraveling gold and silver chains from a treasure chest, clad in her cloth-of-gold dress.
Peau d'Ane dresses are here: VDJ deguisements