31.3.09

Sparkle Motion

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I'm completely and totally head-over-heels in love with this Mango rhinestone bracelet I saw over on Atelier S.

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PURE SPARKLE MAGIC.

I've always been relatively jewelry shy...I always feel too flashy and funny, and the only stuff I can usually stand to wear are small, sentimental things. I admire people who have the knack for layering chains, beads and bangles and who wear the look with ease--but it's not for me. Which is why I like the idea of pieces, like this one, that are impressive enough to stand on their own.

So now let's see...two weeks worth of groceries or one epic bracelet...two weeks worth of groceries or...

Sometimes I wish I was a robot.

6 comments:

anja louise said...

I'm fairly jewelry shy too... not sure how much your grocery budget is, but here are some vintage bracelets that are similar and probs cheaper:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Rhinestone-Crystal-12-Row-Wide-Cuff-Golden-Bracelet_W0QQitemZ260383991572QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item260383991572&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A2|294%3A50

http://cgi.ebay.com/Rhinestone-Crystal-7-Row-Wide-Cuff-Fashion-Bracelet_W0QQitemZ260385297182QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item260385297182&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A0|293%3A3|294%3A50

http://cgi.ebay.com/Wide-Vintage-8-Rows-of-Rhinestone-Cuff-Bracelet-NR_W0QQitemZ270366252795QQcmdZViewItemQQptZVintage_Costume_Jewelry?hash=item270366252795&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A0|293%3A4|294%3A50

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22841470

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22838669

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22568043

there are definitely more on etsy too!

kate said...

so, i have one caveat about this bracelet. i work at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, and we had this in our inventory. it's gorgeous, looks great on, and is nice and heavy, but on the inside it's only strung together with clear elastic that's knotted. not so good for the heavy part. unless you're prepared to be really super duper careful with it, in which case i'm sure it'll be fine. i CAN tell you that it is amazingly gorgeous in person; i used to wear it around the store all the time.

Ringo, have a banana! said...

Dudes, thank you both so much! I'm now determined to find a vintage version on etsy. I'm definitely not prepared to be super duper careful with anything I own, sadly...looks like I'll be opting for those groceries after all...

angela said...

you are taunting me with beautiful things! but that is too much for just a bracelet!

Ringo, have a banana! said...

Much too much, I agree! Seems like everything I want these days is too costly for its (and my) own good.

sa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.