Monday, February 15, 2010

Jewelry, Repurposed

Tonight, when futilely looking for a long silver chain in my disastrously messy jewelry drawer, I opted to clip together a couple of shorter ones and added an extra charm to hide the clasp: 
The stone is Larimar, found in the Dominican Republic in the 70's.  It was named after the discoverer's daughter, Larissa, and "mar", the Spanish word for sea.  The fist was on a charm bracelet that my grandmother use to wear.  Apparently, it protects the wearer from the evil eye.  (Phew!) 

I've "borrowed" a couple of beautiful brooches from my mom over the years, but haven't really worked out how to wear then without looking dowdy.  Here is my recent fix:
 Antique turquoise and silver brooch pinned to a bra-strap headband.  Love it!


Erika said...

I love how you turned a brooch into a hair accessory - such a clever idea!! :)

Bangkok J said...

Thanks, E!

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