A few weeks ago when I visited Etsy Canada at Domaine Cataraqui, something caught my eye. As a semi-retired photographer I couldn’t help but be drawn to .tomate d’épingles.‘s booth!!  What did I see ? … 35mm film as jewelry!!   I thought to myself… wearable moments in time !!  Genius !

Etsy Canada - Domaine Cataraqui

Her art has graced the pages of Vogue, Elle Quebec and many others.  Her pieces range from small and delicate to impressive statement pieces that are sure to turn a few heads.

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I really do have a soft spot for anything related to photography.  Imagine you have some 35mm negatives, slides or 8mm movie film bundled up in a box somewhere gathering dust… those negatives hold a multitude of memories and could potentially make a unique gift.  Perhaps a locket that holds a vintage negative for grandmother or a sentimental wedding anniversary gift to be worn as earrings ?  The sky is the limit when it comes to creativity because .tomate d’épingles. accepts custom commission requests !!  Don’t hesitate to contact her if you have something special you’d like created.

Etsy Canada - Domaine Cataraqui

Then I got to thinking of my own images tucked away, not only in boxes but on my computer. I can’t even remember the last time i printed a photo or looked through the pages of a photo album. As a child, I remember sitting on the sofa and paging through stacks of photo albums. I’d often ask my mom questions, pleading her to retell stories I’ve heard hundreds of times.

I want to be able to pass this on to my children, to give them something tangible, real printed photographs they can hold and touch.  I brainstormed (don’t worry, I didn’t hurt myself) and I think I’m going to get lost and navigate through my digital library and create for the little ones, their own photo albums.

My goal is to give the children their photo albums on Christmas eve.  Yes, I must make this happen !!  Perhaps it will be a new tradition !  Sitting on our sofa, sipping hot coco and looking through our adventures from the past year.

Now, how will you get lost today ?  How do you use your images and make them part of your daily life ?

1 comment on “Wearable moments in time – .tomate d’épingle.”

  1. Thanks so much for the lovely words!
    I used to love looking at our family album with my mom and sister too… Yet, I haven’t printed a picture in YEARS!
    I just bought a new camera and i plan to print some of the pictures i take with it… as soon as i’m used to handling it!

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