Stacey Loscalzo

Oct 09


by Stacey

IMG_3512I’m taking this great on-line photography class right now called Picture Everyday with the amazing Tracey Clark. The goal of the class is to encourage you to find pictures and art in your everyday life. Each day Tracey shares a prompt along with pictures she has taken. In addition, there are message boards and galleries of classmates photos. I have ‘met’ some great photographers and am loving the inspiration the class provides.

Today’s prompt was ‘tiny’ and Tracey shared a picture of a necklace very similar to mine pictured above. I imagine that many of the gallery photos today will be similar and am anxious to conduct some informal research about these necklaces.

You see, when these necklaces first became popular, I misinterpreted the goal. I saw one on a friend and immediately wanted my own. I went out and got a charm for each of us. A ‘S,R,C, and K’ for me, Rob and the girls. Our little family. And then someone said to me, “You don’t have four kids do you?”

It seems that people only put on a charm for their children. I caved in to the trend and took off two charms. But often, when I look at my necklace, I wonder why. Why are we only celebrating our children with these necklaces and not our whole families?

Today, I will conduct some research and I will be very curious to see what I learn…


  1. Sarah says:

    Interesting — I have a necklace like this with only my kids names on it, but I’ve seen other ones (lisa leonard, etc) with the whole family’s names printed in a circle around a family tree. I really like those, too. I think I would feel a little weird wearing a necklace with my own name on it, but I like the idea of celebrating the whole family.

    • Stacey says:

      It’s interesting, right? At first, it seemed totally normal to have us all on the necklace and then it felt weird? Just looked at Lisa Leonard’s site. Her work is new to me- thank you for introducing me to it- what beautiful things!!

  2. Shana Norris says:

    Love the necklace.  I’m curious to see what you find out as far as your research goes 🙂  I’ve heard of Big Picture Classes before.  I’d love to take an online photography class someday.  Our local community college is offering a DSLR class for Fall via Continuing Education.  My husband and I are thinking about taking it.  

    • Stacey says:

      I’d love to take an in person photography class! I haven’t seen any good looking ones so far which is why I went on-line. Definitely let me know if you all do it- it sounds great!

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