First, I want to thank everyone for all the kind, encouraging comments about Rockefeller. If he could read, he would be touched. I know I am. He is scheduled for surgery on October 5th…and we will have a long road to recovery. I am hopeful all will turn out as best it possibly can.
As you know, my vintage ways usually lead me to make choices in my jewelry that are …well, vintage. I love vintage brooches and necklaces. I wear vintage brooches on all of my outer wear coats. Three strand necklaces grace my neckline often when dressing up. However, in my day-to-day jewelry wear, I keep things pretty simple; stud earrings, pendant necklace, watch and 2 rings. But I love having fun with my pendants. I usually change the pendant out everyday…polished stone, piece of beach glass, enamel flower, roman coin–whatever fits the mood. Well, a couple of weeks ago I stumbled on a rather unique jewelry idea called Origami Owl. Do you know it? I had never heard of it before…and of course was intrigued.
Origami Owl was founded by a 14-year-old girl who wanted to find a way to save money for a car. She thought up this idea of lockets that tell your “story”. Smart little cookie, that one. The basic idea is that you can create your own locket or necklace. This is what I did:
I chose my locket. I wanted something plain, no bling. And then I chose my “charms” and a “plate”.
There are different categories. I chose a flower from the VINTAGE category; an Eiffel Tower (FRENCH) from the Travel; a handbag (CHIC) from the Hobbies; and a camera (PHOTOGRAPHY) from the Hobbies. The plate I chose says “Love Life” (which I do!)
I felt like something was missing. It was the beach (hey! I am a west Michigan girl) so yesterday, I broke off a piece of beach glass to make it small enough to fit inside.
Kind of fun, isn’t it? The options are endless with dangles, charms, gemstones, bling, no bling, different chains, etc. It looks like you can order straight from the website or you can host a home show. I am thinking about doing one in October…or at least I was thinking about it before Rockefeller’s accident. It would be a fun one with girlfriends or moms and daughters. I even thought about coupling it with a clothing swap.
I love wearing it and I like knowing I can change it out with other charms in the future to create an entirely different look. Hmmm…but why would I? Vintage, French, Chic, Photography and Beach is what it is all about (except for travel…and reading…oh! and a scrabble tile charm would be cool…or a dog one…and of course there’s…..)
PS Don’t forget to enter my french chic giveaway if you haven’t done so yet!