I regularly combine this bracelet with some amber to compliment my Baltic Gold bead (from the World Tour Collection).
The necklace pendant, by contrast, is quite a delicate piece, (and has it's own bracelet to match for when I need something delicate to match), it was only when I brought the ring home did I realise the twist in my necklace and the shape of the ring were a great pairing. My pendant has huge sentimental value because it was a present from my parents-in-law, shortly before my father-in-law passed away.
In this blog post I made 2 more bracelets that have remained made up ever since, the first one I think of as my dragon bracelet. This tends to get worn with another favourite of mine, labradorite.
The next bracelet was a multiple attempt at using up leftover beads to create a colourful combination that I was inspired to make by seeing a rainbow bracelet made by another collector. Whilst I wasn't trying to copy the design I wanted to create my own kaleidoscope of colours.
With this bracelet I tend to wear my all time favourite pendant, this one gets used so much and nearly always creates a comment from other people, there seems to be a great need to touch this stone and I too find myself caressing it's surface when I wear it.
The ring was bought earlier this year when I met a very old friend for lunch in Wales and we did a bit of shopping before parting company; just like old times when we were teenagers. Just like now, I often bought a ring, or pendant, in some lovely independent shop found in a little side street tucked away from the main shopping areas.
The blue/green opal ring shown above also gets worn with this bracelet, (it really is a very versatile bracelet), I found this beauty whilst on honeymoon in Greece. I'm also wearing this as I finish this blog piece, along with my wedding ring and the silver footprint thumb ring so I'm having a strange visual experience of seeing double from hands to screen.
I've had my silver footprint thumb ring for many years, where I discovered it, well that has become lost in the mists of time. I'll take another guess at Wales though! I almost lost the ring a few weeks ago when it fell off after I'd managed to knock it getting into my car outside a restaurant. I heard that "plink" and then I could hear it roll away, on a very rainy night in a dark car park in Newcastle... I'm not sure what passing folk must have thought when I was scrabbling around on my hand and knee in the rain under my car trying to balance on them like I was playing a solo invisible game of Twister. Thankfully I did find and retrieve it; I would have been so upset to lose this ring, it's not in any way valuable, just precious to me.
These are all pieces of jewellery that I love, and are some of my absolute favourites. Those who know me well will not be at all surprised to see which pieces I chose to show you in my blog today. In reality it was very hard to write this article and to bring it to an end as I have so many other pieces that could have been included too. Maybe I shall write part II some day.