"Sterling silver bracelet award for outstanding knowledge and proficiency! Earned by exceptionally gifted art needlework sales personnel after thorough individual testing. Now you can tell at a glance that the person proudly wearing this coveted award is unusually qualified to advise you in the selection of hand-knitting materials, and to guide you to the successful completion of the design of your choice".
Now, as you might image, this immediately prompted a multitude of questions in my mind. Like ....
How did one apply to be certified?
Was it an individual, or a needlework shop?
How was this 'award of excellence communicated to the customer?
How many of these awards were given out?
etc. etc. etc
I, of course, headed right over to a Google and then Newspapers.com figuring I'd find a gathering a marketing information for the bracelets. Nope. All I found was this auction image
Description: A Sterling Silver Knitting Needle Bangle Charm Bracelet, Nomotta, consisting of a knitting needle formed into a bangle bracelet and suspending a rectangular charm stamped with the Nomotta brand logo, the reverse inscribed in with German.
And, here's another advertisement from a 1955 magazine advising locations where you'll find this trained Nomotta knowledge.
And that's all. Now, I've set up alerts in the typical places, and one day, when I least expect it (hopefully), something will pop up! When that happens, I come back and update this post.
Thanks for dropping by.