All that Glitters…
May not be gold, but it has to look good.
More than anything else you wear your jewelry should say something about who you are. Clothing trends come and go, and accessories often follow suit, but jewelry should be forever – and it doesn’t have to be expensive to look chic and stylish.
I get my sparkly things from a variety of places; the hip junior stores like Forever 21, Charlotte Russe, and Maurice’s, my favorite museum’s gift shop, and eBay. I even have some pieces that were specially made for me. In fact, the only place I don’t get it from is the jewelry store.
If you’re going to go “young” jewelry is certainly the best way to do it. These are all costume pieces that are very inexpensive. I think the most expensive one pictured is the pink phoenix wraparound bracelet. Talk about ostentatious and youthful! I get no end of compliments when I wear it.
These bracelets and earrings were made for me several years ago by my best friend from high school. We had lost touch many, many years ago and only reconnected because of Facebook. Ever since then, even though we live on opposite ends of the US, it’s as if we’ve never been apart. She made these bracelets and earrings for me. If you look closely the earrings are clip-on because my piercings have long since closed up. One of the bracelets has a magnetic clasp – absolutely ideal for a Palsy like me who finds the fine motor skills necessary for operating jewelry clasps nonexistent.
The best kept secret here in Nashville, Tn is the gift shop at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. These pieces all hail from there and are incredibly reasonably priced. They’re also unique and distinctive, often reflecting the museum’s current exhibit.
Finally there’s eBay, perfect for “pointing” obliging spouses in the right direction when it comes to . This piece came from Prague. If you haven’t guessed by now, I’m crazy for all things Art Nouveau, and my favorite color is purple.
Don’t forget, all that glitters in not GOLD!
What’s your favorite costume jewelry piece? Do you wear it often?
- Personalized Jewelry as Mother’s Day Gifts (redenvelope.com)
- When buying resale jewelry, remember that all that glitters may not always be gold! (thelonestarwatchdog.com)
- The Arm Candy Ensemble (youlookfab.com)
- How to organize your jewelry (hopelesslydevoted2.wordpress.com)