Monday, March 22, 2010
Livening Up Things We Don't Use
I am sitting here today kind of bored. I have been ordered to take it easy and not do anything. Last night I was running around the house doing chores. I ran upstairs to get something and on my way back downstairs I was walking one second and falling the next. I had left the vacuum out in order to do the rug then sort laundry today and I crashed into it, bouncing off it and landing on the stairs again before finally coming to rest on the tile floor of the downstairs foyer.
While I didn't break anything, I did bruise my tailbone, hit my right foot, left arm, and both hands...one of which was already sore and the other now has a lump, and ended up generally bruised and battered.
The trouble is, I am not good at doing nothing. I decided to watch one of my favorite movies. "Where The Heart Is" with Dabney Coleman and Uma Thurman. In the movie the characters have a wonderfully eccentric sense of style. Uma wears a pendant on a ribbon. That got me to thinking.
So I hauled out my jewelry box and started going through what I have. I came across a pendant that I never wear anymore. It's a pretty piece of tourmalated quartz, with a watermelon tourmanline at the bottom set in sterling with a grape motif that I picked up at a mineral show.
I have only worn it a couple of times, and not for a few years. After I bought it, it had always seemed a tad dull on the chain. I decided to put it on a 30 inch piece of brown taffeta-esque ribbon and it really brought it to life. The reddish shade to the ribbon brings out the red in the watermelon tourmaline, and it gave the whole piece a funky vintage feel. I can't wait to wear it now.
It's funny how the simplest thing can make all the difference.