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    Copyright © 2014 unruly

    It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that bling

    Actually … actually … I’m a very bling-averse woman.

    It’s true. I’m not attracted to shiny or sparkly in clothing or in jewelry, indeed am almost inevitably put off by wearables with those attributes. (And please forgive me that “wearables”. It’s a bit ew-y, but I’m failing at coming up with a better word.) Even in the ’80s, when I wore pounds and pounds of jewellery, it wasn’t bling-y, my favourite earrings being ones I’d fashioned from a little pair of red, yellow, and green plastic dimestore airplanes or maybe the pair I made from my extracted wisdom teeth. I have no engagement ring and my wedding ring is not a gold band but a a little piece of sculpture, really, made by the divine Vivienne Jones, of twining silver vine branches with a few small gold elements — a leaf, two tiny berries, one slender tendril. Not this, but similar.

    Anyway, I’ve probably said things like, “I hate gold. I’d never wear it cos I hate it and I’m not going to wear it, stupid gold, cos I hate it.” And then lo and behold, a bunch of oddball gold stuff enters my field of vision that oh! mon dieu! makes me happy with happysauce and a side of happy cos I’m kind of a tart when it comes to oddball and willing to forgive even goldenness if the oddball is enchanting enough. Which it is, with this stuff.

    Hard Wear (Blemish Gilding)
2006
    Hard Wear (Blemish Gilding) by Lauren Kalman, 2006
    Hard Wear by Lauren Kalman
    Hard Wear (Tongue Gilding) by Lauren Kalman, 2006
    Kalman gums
    Hard Wear (Oral Rims) by Lauren Kalman, 2006
    Lauren Kalman, "Lip Adornment," 2006, image courtesy of the Museum of Contemporary Craft
    Lip Adornment by Lauren Kalman, 2006
    Magic forest ring, via www.lladro
    Magic forest ring by Lladró
    Parrot01
    Companion Parrot by Tithi Kutchamuch, 2009
    Parrot04
    Companion Parrot by Tithi Kutchamuch, 2009
    Parrot05
    Companion Parrot by Tithi Kutchamuch, 2009
    Parrot06
    Companion Parrot by Tithi Kutchamuch, 2009
    Parrot07
    Companion Parrot by Tithi Kutchamuch, 2009
    Philippe Cramer, algorithmic quartz ring
    Algorithmic quartz ring by Philippe Cramer
    Private commission via emmafranklin.net
    Private commission by by Emma Franklin
    small pearl bracelet with two hoops via emmafranklin.net
    Small pearl bracelet with two hoops by Emma Franklin
    3 Comments

    oh my oh my – I think a gold revolution is about to begin. I’m a long-standing gold-hater myself, but recently the gold leaf action has been calling my name. I LOVE the Algorhythmic quartz.

    feather added these words on Mar 01 10 at 4:03 pm

    i only wear one piece of gold, which is my wedding ring. i always think that if i were getting married NOW, i’d have a ring made of platinum or titanium or one of those other -ums, but really, i ike that it’s yellow and hard and soft and unique among the very few bits of jewelry i wear. a little gold is a good thing.

    rache added these words on Mar 22 10 at 5:21 pm

    also, companion parrot cracks me up, probably only because of the title. but whatever it is, it amuses the hell out of me.

    rache added these words on Mar 22 10 at 5:21 pm



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