Lately I haven’t been “elegant” – travelling non-stop “for ages” and changing cities every week for many months means I have to think what’s really important to carry and wear. This reminds me of a story about a lady who had the same thoughts while walking till Santiago de Compostela. I’ve been living the “life of a vagrant“, a friend of mine told me! There’s not much space for heels and skirts now, like I used to wear some time ago. But soon I’ll go back to my previous self! I miss it from time to time.
Having said that, I thought of showing some of my own design jewels I take with me or buy on trips. I end up wearing 1% of the stuff I carry; next time I’ll make sure I don’t carry so much with me. In my closets I have loads of stuff that I want to wear soon, plus 400 pairs of shoes – lately I have worn the same things everyday, but then we see, – or at least I saw, – how little we really need in life, if we think a bit.
We need shelter. Water. Food. Knowledge. Love. Health. Peace.
Looking a bit scared? It’s just posing! To show my necklace – Design D. I go with my ideas to my friend Julie – she’s brilliant, just like “her silver”!
Always when I go to a different city – often! – I buy something there to remember the place. Half moon with black stone earrings from Bath, long silver earrings and pearl drops by my friend Tina, mother of pearl flower by my friend Rose – I do have many jeweller friends in different places! The moon stone and Swarovski crystal earrings on the left corner are my design. Rose made for me.
I love pearls – colorful pearl necklace and silver pendant with letter and heart, like a key, are my design, made by Julie. My design too the hand painted Madonna della Seggiola by Raphael gem beads’ necklace, that my grandmother left for me – notice the hearts holding it! You can buy a similar one (but unfortunately smaller) here. Glass snake pendant from Saint-Malo, France. Resin letter D from Covent Garden, London. Crystal drop necklace made by myself.
My friend M. (check her great blog out!) came to London to visit me in November 2012 and gave me this amazing ring, from a Greek designer she knows! I loved it, always wear it! That picture was taken in January, 2013, in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
And that’s it for today! Do you carry a lot of accessories when travelling?
More pieces next week! For now, I wish you all a great weekend, may it be full of sweet smiles!