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 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.


Anonymous said...

Now you got me thinking....I should go through my jewelry box and try to revive the things I don't use either, maybe then I'll use them....your necklace is beautiful and very unique! I hope you heal up soon from your fall, feel better....hugs, Jennifer

Cheryl @ Bingle Bears said...

Ahhh, so beautiful! Thanks for sharing this lovely idea.

Katy Cameron said...

Owie, hope you feel better soon!

kanishk said...

I hope you heal up soon from your fall, feel better.
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