No Excuse for Not Wearing Jewelry

Ok, that didn’t sound right. If you are one of those folks to whom less is more, then you have my admiration. I personally can’t do it. I don’t feel like myself unless I am wearing at least 12 pieces of jewelry.

I design, make and sell beaded jewelry (see my Etsy store at, and am fortunate enough to be able to sell my earrings at two wonderful hair salons.

But besides my own stuff, I love other jewelry as well. That said, I’m a cheap jewelry fanatic–sterling silver is my metal of choice, and my favorite stone is moonstone. (I can fall in love with a gorgeous ring, and then, upon seeing the astronomical price tag, fall just as quickly OUT of love.) I adore bangles, and even though I make my living as a technical writer and am therefore constantly typing, I enjoy the accompanying jingle-jangle of my bangles.

But to get to the point, I meet so many women who say, ‘oh, I just don’t know where I would wear these earrings/bracelet/necklace/ring, etc.’ Really? You do go to the store, don’t you? The library, the mall, out to lunch,  out to dinner, to the movies, etc., right? So what are you waiting for? If you are drawn to a pair of earrings, just GET THEM. Wear them, love them, enjoy them, and every time you see yourself in the mirror, you’ll be happy.

Each day should be its own celebration. So buy those sparkly dangle earrings you keep picking up and putting back down–there’s a REASON you like them. The real reason is that you secretly know that you will look and feel fabulous wearing them. So unless you’ve fallen in love with a pair of genuine grass-green Columbian raw emeralds set in platinum, GET THEM. (If you can afford the emeralds, GO FOR IT!)

We don’t know how long we will live, we don’t know what the future holds for us, we don’t know what’s around the next corner. So why not face all those challenges with courage, confidence, hope, joy and lots of jewelry!




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