Thursday 16 February 2012

I'll show you mine... favourite pieces of jewellery.

It's Thursday and it's time for another "I'll show you mine.. if you show me yours!".

This week I want to see your favourite item/s of jewellery.  That's all you have to do - post photo/s of yours in your blog (not forgetting to mention/link to my blog please!).  Comment on mine so we all know you've joined in and we can go and pay your blog a visit and have a nose!  Don't forget you can tweet me @medicatedfollow as well!

It goes without saying that my engagement and wedding rings are the most important (and expensive!) items of jewellery I own.  But if you ask what my favourite pieces are, I would have to say my troll bead charm bracelet and my silver bangle.

I love my charm bead collection.  Over the last few years I've collected or been given charms that mean something to me and reflect parts of me and my personality.  That's why it means so much.  Not only do I love the way it looks, but each charm has a meaning or was bought for a special occasion.

I won't explain every charm, but point out the ones I love best.  Most obviously is the hand print charm.  This is Ethan's hand, a print taken last summer.  I got it made by Finger Print Jewellery .  A friend of mine had used them for a finger print charm and the quality was excellent which is why I went for them.  I've been very happy with it.  Considering I wear this bracelet every day and as you can imagine being with Ethan every day, it takes a few knocks and bangs, the charm is holding up well.  You can probably see above a finger print charm.  I had that one made by a seller on eBay and whilst I was initially pleased, it hasn't worn as well... 

After those charms, I would say the owl is one I am very fond off.  Pete bought me owly for a Christmas present a couple of years ago.  I love owls.. it's a as simple as that really!

You an probably tell I prefer the silver charms.  It's personal opinion of course, but I think it looks more classy with a majority of silver charms with a few glass charms as accents.  Maybe it's because the colour of my clothing is loud enough already! 

This is my other favourite piece.  This was made by an Esty seller, Delias Thompson.  She makes her own gorgeous silver jewellery, bangles, earrings and rings.  One day I would like to commission another item, maybe a ring.  You can choose your own words to be stamped into the bracelet which I think is a fantastic idea.  You end up with something original and meaningful.  Could be used for so many things as well! Favourite song lyrics, birth dates, wedding dates.. Mine says:

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste.
You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars.

These are my favourite lines from Desiderata by Max Ehrmann, a prose poem that has always been important to me, something I like to read when I feel low, to remind me to keep positive and feel better about myself!

So! That concludes my entry!  I've shown you mine... now show me yours! (please!).


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