Bracelets, Bangles & Cuffs
|Colibri, the store, somewhere in France, where I bought my NOTEWORTHY bracelets.|
|This was one of the first sets of five bracelets with charms that I made as inspired by the original five I bought in France.|
NOTEWORTHY #2: Now that I’m making jewelry and regularly showing, I never throw unfashionable or broken pieces away and I advise all who buy from me the same. I have re-constructed many broken or no longer stylish necklaces, bracelet charms or earrings into statement pieces. When my mother died, I found a box of necklaces without clasps, partially strung beads, single earrings and other such un-wear-ables. Women save the strangest things! I took the pieces and remade them as bracelets and gave them to her granddaughters. It brought me a great deal of pleasure and I salvaged some lovely crystals and vintage beads that probably would have been thrown away.
|The steel gray thin bangles are my Delta dollar store purchase.|
|New gold cuff stacked with other lovelies.|
NEW: Two new cuffs. The first a metal extremely long gold cuff. I was apprehensive at first but Kendra, one of the sales associates, convinced me.
|Silver metal circle patterned front hinge-closure cuff.|
The second, a silver metal circle- patterned one. Both cuffs were purchased at Dutch Growers in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on March 31, 2012. Now if you're thinking, "that sounds like a greenhouse or garden centre", it is both of those things. However, the store houses great interior decor and a department of clothing and fashion jewelry. This way you can be a fashionable gardener, I guess. Prairie folks are very practical.
Jewelry Buying Tips: Buy what you are immediately attracted to and do not listen to what anyone else says. If you love it, you’ll wear it; if they love it, you’ll end up giving it to them because you’re not wearing it.
If you're not sure about this spring's bright colours in your clothing choices, buy some orange bracelets at the "dollar store" to bring in spring 2012. One of my best cheap bracelet experiences was in Delta, British Columbia, a suburb of Vancouver. The owners of this "dollar store" were from India and had the best selection of those thin bangles, already stacked together . . . for 20 cents each! Mais oui - but of course, I splurged and bought ten - just call me big spender!