Thursday, September 25, 2014

I Love Bracelets!

I'm not much of a jewelry person. I love rings, but they get in my way, so I only wear my wedding ring. And while I adore pretty necklaces (other people's, I suppose), I never feel comfortable wearing them. I'm not sure why. Probably because I'm not very fashionable and I can never figure out what kind of neckline looks good with a necklace. In face I'm so awful at presenting well that my idea of fashion is a great pair of tennis shoes (here are my new ones if you haven't visited my Facebook page lately. Sorry about the terrible lighting).

Bracelets, however, are another story. And even though I don't wear them often, I do love pretty or unusual bracelets. Back when I used to run a lot of contests, I gave them away. They weren't expensive, but they were fun. Now and then I just have to go looking around to see what types of bracelets are for sale online, so here are some of the ones I found this morning.

A cute little sea turtle on a hemp bracelet

This one has a quote by A.A.Milne (from Christopher Robin). It says: To my lovelies, “If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together.. there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart.. I'll always be with you.”

A Rumplestiltskin bracelet, complete with spinning wheel

A world map bangle

From the Downton Abbey collection

There are lots of Dr. Who wristbands

A Starfleet ID bracelet

A Droid bangle

And from The Disney Store, two types of Lion King bracelets

That's all for now (I could do this all day). Check back later when I may do another post with more bracelets. Are you a jewelry person?



Mary Preston said...

I love bracelets too. I don't wear much jewellery, but I do wear earrings, brooches and bracelets. Necklaces drive me crazy for some reason.

Laney4 said...

Since my forties, gold/silver fine necklaces (and sometimes other kinds too) irritate my neck. I itch and have bright red marks all over. It's embarrassing. The best time for me to wear a necklace would be when wearing a turtleneck, which isn't often with hot flashes these days.
I rarely wear bracelets. If I do, it would be a silver charm bracelet my in-laws gave to me as a present some thirty years ago now.
Brooches are more for a fun Christmas party, for example, where you pull a chain and Santa's pants fall down. (Oops. Did I say that out loud?)
I don't wear ear rings daily, but I DO wear them when I dress up. Usually pierced, but occasionally clip-on just because ... or just because I can't get one of the ear rings through the ear hole ... or there's too much blood spewing from my ear to warrant trying a pierced ear ring any longer, LOL!
When I was first wed, my husband gave me a beautiful gold watch with a dangling chain. I made him take it back. I worked full-time in an office where most of my job entailed working on a computer that looked like a typewriter, so I would have had the chain getting caught on the keyboard or near the "platen" (I bet a couple of you guys remember what that is). So my husband said to keep it for good. I said I would never wear it then, so he took it back. He's still miffed all these years later. I don't care. I wouldn't have worn it. I don't own things because "they're pretty". I have everyday plates and cutlery; nothing set aside for special occasions. I wear expensive lingerie under jeans whenever *I* want to and not because it's a special occasion. EVERY day is a special occasion.
Speaking of which, maybe I'll go put on my ear rings right now. Yeah. I'll see if my husband notices, hehe....

Myrna Mackenzie said...

Mary, brooches, yes! I have several favorites. It's always easy to dress up an outfit with a brooch, and I don't have to worry about them bothering me since they're attached to my clothing, not to me.

Myrna Mackenzie said...

Laney4, I can't really wear earrings. I've never had my ears pierced and when I wear clip-ons, I'm just so aware of them (they're either painful or they feel as if they're slipping off). So, after a short while, I just take them off.

I understand about the watch. It's a beautiful style, but bound to catch on something. I once had a watch with a clasp, but I switched to a stretchy band because I didn't have to fiddle with it or worry about losing it. These days I don't even wear a watch.