11 April 2013

J is for...

Hello, and welcome to day ten of the A to Z Challenge!

Today's topic is jewelry. Shut up, John.

For those of you who don't know me, I am an accessory fiend. I love all things shiny, sparkly, glittery. I love necklaces, pendants, earrings, bracelets, rings. I love gemstone jewelry and sterling jewelry. Personally, I'm not one for yellow gold, bronze, or copper, but I can appreciate their beauty on others.
Mostly Dragonfly Design pieces in this one... I have 3 of these
boxes. Not all of the boxes have Dragonfly Design jewelry.

I'm not particular about where I get my jewelry either. If I like it, that's good enough for me. I've gotten pieces at craft fairs, gem shows, the silversmith in Colonial Williamsburg, 13 Magickal Moons, Charming Charlie, from Etsy, from Avon, and from my sister, Jennifer Wells.

I may even have a problem. My jewelry requires a fair amount of storage….
Center drawer with two levels

You can't tell, but there are 3 drawers.

This was my Mamaw's jewelry box

I really need a nicer way to store my collection than in plastic bins, don't you think? Suggestions? Any other jewelry fans out there?


  1. My jewelry is pretty much stored the same way. LOL

    I love Charmin Charlie's. Wow! What a place! My sister introduced me to it four years ago when I visited her. I wish they had one where I live! But maybe it's best they don't.

    Visiting you from A to Z



  2. You always find the perfect bling to accessorize! I love "Amy sightings" as I can eye-stalk your jewelry ;)
    - Heather the Evil Twin, with love from the A to Z Blogging Challenge @ thewinetwins.blogspot.com

  3. Sunni,

    There was a time where I was spared the temptation. Then Charming Charlie came to my town. I am DOOMED.

    Thanks for visiting!

  4. Ah, jewelry... The accessory of the well-appointed woman. I know men who are equally inclined to adorn themselves with shiny bits of silver, gold and turquoise. No one should give you grief for how you present yourself, jewelry or not. Some people wear it well, on others it simply doesn't work. Back in the era of glitter rock when David Bowie was really decking himself out with all manner of fanciful appointments, Jethro Tull lead singer Ian Anderson shunned the idea of doing likewise.

    "Glitter on me would look like acne", he said.

    I'm sure it works wonderfully for you. Thank you for visiting my "Jest" post today. Lovely comment, and so happy it touched you.

    By the way, how do I get into your "circle" so I can access your About page? Best.

  5. I think you have to be a member of Google+ to look at the circles thing, but I'm not a hundred percent positive. I thought you could look at it without being part of Google+….. Hm, I may have to look into that.

    I have a friend who views glitter the same way Ian Anderson did. I should share that quote with her, she'll get a kick out of it.

  6. My mother and grandmother had a scary amount of jewelry, and those little bins is how they stored them. They also make these pocket things that hang on clothes hangers that hold a hundred items.

  7. I love jewelry, and I'm a minimalist. Where I used to have dozens and dozens (and dozens) of pieces, I now have a couple rings, a few pair of earrings, a few necklaces, and one bracelet. :-)