In chess, the King is the most important piece. Even though it may be the most important, it's also one of the weakest pieces.. until the end of the game. I'm still trying to remember which parts of this bracelet did I pick up first? Was it the heart-shaped gold leafs, the flashy gold clasp, the bizarre but awesome chess king piece or just the fact that I am loving chunky bracelets right now? Who knows, but it came together as another chunky piece added to my collection. To see more go here Checkmate
Over 1,000 Fans and 10,000+ Hits
So you know I have to officially thank you again on my site. THANK YOU to all who have helped and supported me! My Facebook page has reached over 1,000 fans and my page has over 10,000 hits. It's a great accomplishment and I still can't get over how much interest I've stirred up! It's so exciting. I'll try my best to keep it going. Thank you, thank you.
My favorite and most cherished beads are ones I've collected from traveling. I've been very fortunate to have parents living overseas in Egypt and had the chance to visit them numerous times. One trip I got to also go to Cyprus Greece and check out their selection of beads and eclectic jewelry. First thing I want to always do when I arrive is shop. Not to the mall or boutique shops but to the main marketplace where I always find a wide selection of beads and findings that I will never find in the states.
The single turquoise colored necklace and matching necklace & bracelet were made from a friend of my moms from my first trip to Egypt. She hand made these and also makes jewelry herself. I fell in love with her designs and the gifts she gave me. It's a different style, but just shows you there is no limit to imagination when you simply slide beads into a string. She uses mainly one strand and no extra jump rings or connectors. This takes just as much patience than your average charm bracelet.
|Me and my mom at The Nile|
These two photos are me wearing one of the necklaces on different occasions. I liked it so much I think I wore it almost everywhere. I loved the length and the fact that it was so light. This style of jewelry is more practical for traveling especially if you still like to wear jewelry but dislike the heaviness or feeling of actually wearing something (like me!). I enjoyed it throughout my travels and it still remains as a part of my collection today. She's a talented woman and just another one of my inspirations.
|Karnak Temple in Luxor|