As my path to fashion recovery continues, I revisit one of my long-lost loves with hopes of reconciling our broken friendship. My accessories and fashion jewelry, which were left forgotten in a corner to garner dust and molds, have recently seen the light of day again.
Too many years ago, I once collected and crafted many, many accessories. I had a special fondness for rustic and bohemian-themed trinkets that showcased unique beads and intricate handmade designs. Once in a while, I also got myself shiny, delicate jewellery– gold and silver, with sparkling stones and bright white pearls.
Opening Pandora’s Box
Aside from opening a box of moldy accessories and faded jewelry, going through my long-forgotten old valuables brought back priceless memories I had ungratefully locked up in a cheap Ikea plastic box for so many months!
So as a way to make amends, I thought of dedicating a post to my most memorable accessories and some random favorites. They might not be the most valuable but they have priceless sentimental value in my heart.
1. Beaded bracelet turned anklet given to me by my Daddy when I was in 6th grade (or younger!)
2. Genie lamp pendant Mom gave me with wishes that may Hubby become my lifetime genie who’ll make all my wishes come true
3. First jewelry given to me by Hubby (I love cats)
4. Bought this in a small trinket shop in Hong Kong about 2 years ago, the first and last time we were able to go overseas with Daddy
5. Mom gave me this simple silver cross pendant when I moved out
6. This necklace is the very first accessory I bought in Singapore and I’ve never used it once
7. This has been one of my favorites and it’s been with me for probably more than 10 years
8. Given to me by a college friend who said the design of the charms reminded her of me
Hopefully getting back into crafting
Not sure whether I’ll ever have the time but about a few weeks ago, I was suddenly mad inspired to start creating accessories and fashion jewelry again. I went to several specialty shops along North Bridge Road and bought quite a few buttons, ribbons, studs, chains and whatnots for accessory-making. I’m not promising anything–you know how lazy I am–but rest assured that if I ever really do ANY do-it-yourself accessory at all, I’ll be sure to share it with you on the blog.
What kinds of accessory & jewelry designs are you most attracted to?