Jewelry that makes a statement.
If it could talk it might say I am not "pedestrian."
I really am...
but by choosing jewelry that may convey a little daring and a shout out
"look at me" I feel like I have risen to the occasion.
Here are a few of my fun pieces to illustrate my point...
all pieces are vintage and found locally
The necklace is by Guy Vidal a Canadian designer
it has two faces
very modernist in pewter.
The strange ET characters are from Denmark by Tennesmed.
The antique brooch with the natural pearl is unmarked
a gift from my lovely daughter.
All these pieces have been worn to events where they have garnered interest from complete strangers.
I think of them as conversation starters.
They come in handy when I am standing in the lobby waiting for the second act to start and Mr. HB has gone in search of refreshments...
smiles, remarks and queries break the ice and offer an easy opening for a casual chit chat.
I notice the other women who are wearing large colourful ethnic beads and baubles too.
There are usually stories behind these gems
souvenirs from trips abroad
or found in
antique shops and galleries from around the world
or perhaps thrifted from a local shop.
I am drawn to
cherry red garnets
nuggets of jade
twisted strands of mixed metals and stones
the meshing of unlikely partners
that go together to create something of lasting beauty.
I am always on the lookout for a knock out piece to add to my small collection.
sterling designed bangle
presenting many personalities
Is there something in your jewelry drawer that makes a statement?
How do you feel when you wear it?
Do you feel more creative just putting it on?
What statements do your accessories make?