Friday, July 27, 2012

JEWELRY DOES NOT LIKE ME

I am not a fashionista by any means. My hubby has given me a few pieces of jewelry throughout our many years together. When we were younger it was sterling. Later it became 14 kt. gold. But... I am notorious for losing these things. I have had earrings fall off my ears, DESTROYED by a shopping cart wheel, or car tire. I have lost bracelets, hiking. A necklace with all my precious charms just disappeared from my jewelry box when we moved. My favorite brooch, Made in Ireland came undone from my suit coat and slid under all the seats in a concert hall. People looked, but nobody found it. I once wore a small diamond pendant around my neck, on a trip to the  East Coast. A waitress asked if it was real. I told her yes. Later,  when she bumped into me in the bathroom, she somehow lifted it  from my neck? I didn't realize it until we were miles away. Rings have slipped off my fingers in the dead of winter. Into a lake, in the middle of summer, without me realizing.The list of mishaps goes on and on. So... many years ago, my husband and I decided to call a moratorium
on all jewelry purchases. Why throw
GOOD money after BAD and keep buying stuff for me... if it's just going to end up, damaged or missing?Therefore, I'm not  BIG on accessories. I have a diabetes necklace that I wear. A couple rings. Earrings, if I dare. But that's it. However, recently I have developed a fetish for INTERESTING costume jewelry bracelets. Ones, that match the outfits, I'm wearing. I LOVED the colors in this particular piece. So... I was dying to BUY it. Should have saved my dime.
UNFORTUNATELY
my LUCK has
NOT CHANGED.
The dye from the bracelet
BLED ALL OVER ME.

Does this kind of stuff happen to anybody else?
Or is it just me?





21 comments:

jack69 said...

When I first arrived at the site, I thought, MAGNETS. But not so. The mishaps make for a good story, a great blog entry but one costly trend you developed. Glad the costume stuff is not super expensive, like gold and diamonds.

Sherry has now developed a desire for a very small chain. she likes that. She is not much of a jewelry person. (Thank goodness! LOL)

DD said...

I don't remember losing anything important, but a lot of my jewelry came up missing a few years after I married. The most precious pieces to me were my childhood gold locket necklace and bracelet set and my birthstone ring. Another precious piece was a heavy sterling man's ID bracelet my uncle gave me when I was a child. The bracelet had my uncle's name on it.
I was a young and I trusted everyone, even my cleaning lady. I know better now and am so sorry that I did not back then.

RoeH said...

Yeah - I'd love to have all the money back from the earrings I've lost.

Funny in My Mind said...

Love that look on your face!!
Maybe you should tattoo jewelry on yourself, it will be there forever!

Ken Riches said...

I am thinking you are not alone. My only jewelry is my wedding ring and a necklace, not watch, not anything else.

Chatty Crone said...

To tell you the truth I am not a jewelry wearer - I wear a ring and maybe a watch.

I do think jewelry is pretty though - sorry it ran on your arm!

sandie

Paula said...

The older I get the more I lose. I wear mostly earrings, I feel naked without a pair on.

That corgi :) said...

I'm not much of a jewelry wearer these days; don't even wear a wedding ring; used to wear earrings and maybe a necklace when I worked but nothing now, so no, no jewelry disasters here. Mother-in-law had a lot of jewelry; a lot of costume, she always accessorized well; I could have had a field day if I did the same (we sold it all to one interested person whom I am sure made a fortune on re-selling it :)

betty

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

My fetish is earrings and yes many of them have been lost. It seems my favorites will slip right off my ears and wind up smashed in the driveway or lost someplace unknown. I keep the one that remains in hopes of finding its pair, but rarely does that happen. I've taken to not wearing them much as I hate loosing them, but what good are they in the drawer here at home. I know some people that paint the underside of the bracelets and such with clear nail polish so their arm doesn't turn blue...just a thought for you. Guess we just have to take our chances and enjoy our jewelry.

Formerly known as Frau said...

Wow that is incredible bad luck on jewelry....I used to love wearing jewelry but now just a simple pair of earring and I'm good. Have a wonderful weekend!

Pat MacKenzie said...

It seems the older I get the more I like jewellery. Problem is, I put it away and forget to wear it. I wear small stuff- small rings, dainty necklaces, etc. but lately I've been attracted to colorful bracelets - large and chunky. I don't seem to lose much but I give some away to my granddaughters.

Lucy said...

I am just now trying to get my ears to accept my ear rings. I quit wearing them because as I aged I got shaky, plus the holes in my ears had tried to close. My son who passed away at 42 gave me a gift certificate when I was in my late 50's to have my ears pierced and the little studs to keep them open plus a pearl set with a tiny diamond chip in them. So I am bound and determined to get those ear lobed open even if it hurts at first and wear some of the ear rings he made me after he got MS.

Lori said...

Oh Terri! That is so funny and so sad at the same time. lol I don't wear a lot of jewelry anymore. My wedding and engagement rings are about it. Earrings and necklaces just bug me. It's like I detest being touched by them. I have some nice rings that I rarely wear, only on special occasions, just because I don't like things touching me.

Rose said...

I have a friend that tattooed jewelry as an anklet and bracelet.

I just started to make Fashion Jewelry. It's fun, it passes the time and the cost is more than half of what you would pay in a store.

I've never had jewelry bleed and leave color on my skin. I hope it washed off easily.

alphawoman said...

So sad! I have lost a beautiful bracelet of gold and pearls. Given to me by a friend that slipped off my wrist on Cherokee Parkway. I searched and searched. Back tracked all night long! To no avail. Lost forever. I too have earrings that fall off. One fell off yesterday and is under the car seat but I was late for work (or right on time) and could not look for it. Need to go look right now. Funny, it is the same pair that I lost one of them at work and had to wait for a desk to be moved to be able to find it! Nine months later! I never gave up! lol. I love costume jewelry and work where I can not enjoy wearing it! Such is life.

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh no, Tarryterre, that is too bad that the colors went onto your wrist. I really like that bracelet too. The older I get, the less jewelry I wear. I do have a thing for dangling earrings though. But it seems that I'm not wearing them that often either. The look on your face says it all.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Nelle said...

I have been fortunate that I only ever lost one good earring. When I got some diamond stud earrings I made my husband take them back and have screw on backs put on them...you cannot lose those. (well at least not while they are in your ears lol) I always have extra safety clasps and chains put on stuff. It's not expensive and well worth it. Even my medic alert bracelet in silver cost me 80 bucks, this stuff isn't cheap.

Forty Pound Sack said...

Awwww! I was thinking, "What a pretty bracelet!" Then, "Oh, NO!!"

Seems like I only lose the pieces that have special meaning to me, which results in those pieces sitting "safely" in the box, not being enjoyed. My mom and I took a trip to Alaska where we panned for gold and made necklaces from our findings, but my mom lost hers on a later trip to Minneapolis. We looked EVERYWHERE for that necklace, but no luck. Momma was very blue ~ that was the one and only souvenir she treated herself to on that three week trip.

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Oh no, that's too bad! I do not have good luck with jewelry either, we're in the same boat.

Lisa said...

Sterling silver will turn my fingers black because of my iron level. If jewlery has "nickel" in it, Then it makes my skin smell like metal (weird i know) and then I get breakouts. I am bad about loosing or breaking jewelry so plastic, beaded, or string is best for me. But sometimes I will sacrifice. :)_

Julie said...

Jewelry is the best gift for women because jewelry is a woman’s best friend. Sterling silver wears pretty well, with toughness and timeless fashion!

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