No pics today, sorry. My computer has been extremely poorly today (still alive but asleep most of the time...) so I'm working from my husband's machine. I don't have my stash of pictures here and I don't really know how to deal with pics in the new environment... Ah well, can't have it all. But since my last two posts were sans text it may balance out nicely, right?
Anyway, as it's the final day of the jewellery week I thought I might put down a few memories I have on jewellery. Jewellery is very important to me. I have always observed accessories as symbols and I always choose mine with lots and lots of care. Not a lot of consideration, though, as it comes really natural to me what to put together.
Sometimes I feel I have chosen an overload of accessories but whenever I do I usually get complimented on my choice. People often tell me that they would never dare to put on so many and such different pieces but they are always thrilled with the result they see on me. Compliments like these give me confidence to continue with my choices.
I have always loved jewellery & accessories. Some of my earliest memories as a little girl are those of my Mum's multiple colourful strings of wooden beads, tight in a huge knot. And pretty clip-on earrings. Always clip-ons; my Mum only had her ears pierced at the age of sixty (which was almost ten years ago) - she had wanted a pair of simple pearl studs and they were our present for her but she wasn't comfortable with pierced ears and she'd only worn those studs for a very short time, then it was back to clip-ons. Her earlobes no longer show any traces of piercing... She's always had a gorgeous collection of clip-on earrings. Before I had my ears pierced, at the age of thirteen, I'd used to borrow some of her earrings, even then, at the very start of my adolescence.
Another type of accessory I remember from my childhood are wooden bangles. My Mum loved them, she still does, and can't resist a pretty bangle if she comes across one in a shop. She rarely wears expensive jewellery (even though she is in the possession of some absolutely stunning pieces) and I must say I take completely after her. There was a time in my early twenties when I had the affinity for golden jewellery but thankfully not for long. I so much more prefer inexpensive colourful pieces which, however, often have enormous emotional and symbolical value for me. I like crafting my own jewellery and I absolutely have to wear accessories that remind me of my favourites, be it people, places or activities.
I have also grown very fond of wooden bead necklaces with huge knots in the recent years... Like Mum, like daughter...