Piece #1 of 100
When Shoey and I got together for the first time to rummage through the twenty-pound box of jewelry I had brought from home (funny story about getting it through airport security to be told at another time ), we had a fun afternoon going through the pieces, and looking up the designers on the Internet.
For our personal photo shoot, we each chose what we thought was the most over the top, outrageous pieces to wear. You can see the results of that fun modeling session below. Later that night, we had plans in San Francisco to meet an old friend of mine at a very stylish restaurant. We when decided to actually wear these outrageous pieces out, we were all giggles! This was so silly. Rhinestones dripping from my ears to my shoulders, and this huge collection of baubles around my neck. At the time, I assumed anyone who saw me wearing all this bling would think I was crazy! As I have started to wear more of Mom’s big jewels, I have started getting used to the attention they sometimes draw.
This necklace is signed “Selro Corp.” It is chock-full of gold-tone bezeled cabochons that look a bit like cracked ice (or rutilated quartz) and aurora borealis crystals. Look at the color in those crystals! Although this piece is very representative of my mother’s taste (think big!) I don’t remember ever seeing it on her. I’m looking forward to wearing it again. Something about it reminds me of magic fairy dust.