|Gilded Grunge Bangle Set|
|Rose Pastilles Bangle Set|
This is the packaging I remember, but apparently they come in plastic containers now. Bummer. I loved those pretty little tins. Or, maybe they're tin on the top and plastic on the bottom...memories are such fuzzy little things. Anyway, the candies themselves were a really soft pale pink like the button in the bangle set.
|Planet Earth Bangle Set|
So, this set has one of my salt-textured beads and on each side is a really, really old nut (as in "nuts and bolts" not "pistachios and almonds".). I never thought I'd be so thankful for my great-grandfather's habit of saving things- like, every little metal piece to everything ever. My shed is full of rusty little treasures. I just wash them up, seal that natural aging in with some wax, and they're magically transformed from ancient clutter to rustic jewelry accoutrements.
|Cherrywood Bangle Set|
Doesn't that big focal bead look like a cherry Jolly Rancher? I promise I didn't lick it. But, I thought about it.
|Beach Bum Bangle Set|
I took a picture of them all together, too. Just because it's awesome.
Remember the cheese beads? Well, they're haunting me. Yep. I threw them out the same day I procured them, but somehow they just keep showing up in my house. I found one the other day on the floor and threw it away and then today there was one just sitting here on my desk... Menacingly. Help.
Yesterday I did some major marathon-like yard sale shopping (17 in one day!) and I got these wine glass marker things (Are these at every yard sale or is it just because I live in wine country? I see these and Tae Bo tapes every weekend).
I liked the flowers, so I took them apart to stash the charms for future use, but ended up putting them to use within a couple hours as accessories for the updo I gave my niece for her prom. Look how perfect!
I just hooked bobby pins through the eyes of the charms and pinned them in. I'm of the opinion that anything that can be pinned or strapped to a head can be a hair accessory. You know those artist dolls they make for pose reference? Mine has been a hairstyle accessory a couple times. There are pictures somewhere. If I find them, I'll share.
Which is your favorite of the new bangle sets?
How do you wear your bracelets? One at a time? Little groups? Big groups? Both wrists or just one?
How do you suppose one kills a cheese bead? Do I need special weapons? Holy water?
Check it out, I have a signature now. That's so you don't get confused who's talking to ya when Kim starts blogging again.