I think in a previous life I might have been a bird (or a pack-rat but let's stick with the bird analogy). Why a bird you may ask? Lately I seem to find myself drawn to shiny things - more than usual. Most of these sparkly bits are members of the jewelery family - online, on the street, at work - I just can't get enough!
On a side note, if I were a bird, what kind of bird would I be? Hopefully something pretty like a peacock or resplendent quetzal (it's real - Google it!).
Unfortunately my love of jewelery is mostly left to daydreaming. Although I'd love to start a giant collection, take it back to my nest, and show off to all the other birds in the park (I think I've seen this storyline before on the Real Housewives), it isn't in the cards right now.
For some reason, starting a collection of gorgeous gems always seems to get pushed down the to do list by other pressing financial issues - darn groceries, mortgage, and car insurance! The funny thing is, that even if I didn't have these expenses, the money I'd be able to put towards pretty shiny things wouldn't build much of a collection anyways.
Never one to be deterred I've started my own little collection online. If I can't own, hold, wear, and brag about these fabulous pieces then I might as well stalk them online and daydream about what I can't have right?
Here are some of my current favorites - far from the Hope Diamond* but still lovely!
Everyday pieces -simple, lady like and understated
|Ampersand pendent via Pinterest|
|Large Disc Ring via Pinterest|
|Mussel Pendent (A Favorite!) via Pinterest|
|Lotus Leaf Necklace via Etsy|
Natural Stone - Modern, organic, and far from fussy
|Simple silver with Turquoise via Etsy|
|Deep Blue and Gold via Pinterest|
|Sea Glass Pendent via Etsy|
|Natural Stone Ring via Etsy|
Chunky - statement making and attention grabbing
|Lovely large ring via Pinterest|
|Copper Studded Cuff via Etsy|
|Turquoise beaded necklace via Etsy|
|Leather wrap bracelet via Pinterest|
|Multi-stand Bead Necklace via Pinterest|
Colourful - fun, flamboyant, and funky
|Rainbow Necklace via Pinterest|
|Purple Wire Wrapped Ring via Etsy|
|Brass and Purple Necklace via Pinterest|
|Turquoise Flower Ring via Pinterest|
|Green Teardrop Earrings via Pinterest|
The internet is amazing but it sure can cause havoc for my finances - If I'm going to keep ogling jewelery online I'm going to have to put my credit card in a block of ice!
*Titanic - Thanks for, at a very young age, creating unrealistic expectations and reaffirming that size really does matter.