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January 17, 2008

What does your jewellery say about you?


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I used to hang all my necklaces on a wire across the bedroom wall. I enjoyed seeing my collection of jewelled history displayed and for a moment before sleeping I could ponder the stories associated with each, the times in my life where the necklace became mine.

Here is an A to P of Nat's life in jewellery...

A Handed down from mum. An engagement present to her from dad. The piece I've had the longest.
B An amethyst stone that I bought at a Reiki course, can be used to pick up strength of chakra energies but also makes me feel alive.
C A shell and seedpod made necklace from Papua New Guinea from when I was teaching there. It was meant as a gift for someone but I kept it...
D A 1970s piece I bought for Liz and I to share but I kept it...
E From my trip to Turkey and the Istanbul market's corridors of jewellery salesmen.
F One day wandering around Maylands I found this in an antique store. I like how it's lost some of it's blue and green Os, giving it a spunkier assymetry.
G Sent to me by my friend Catherine who was working in Sri Lanka at the time. Like lollies, only not.
H This is a piece I got from Narelle's handmade collection in exchange for photography work.
I I was having tea and scones up in the hills and saw this hanging on a chair in a lolly shop. It was made by a 15 year old.
J Sent to me by my friend Ellie when she was travelling in South America.
K I was having a turqouise fascination when I spotted this in the back of a store in Margaret River.
L My favourite piece, the leaf. It gets the most response. It's from the 1960s.
M I bought this in Thailand somewhere between feeding a camel and seeing some ping pong balls.
N When I was in Alice Springs and wandering alone through the resort I found this at the art gallery.
O My second most commented on piece. A little Danish number that mum bought be in Paris.
P I got this at the markets in Turkey last year to remind me of the visuals of the place.

When setting up this shot mum insisted I try hanging them from the tree. So we did so. And here is that photo...


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Posted by natalija at January 17, 2008 1:44 PM


Hanging necklaces on a wire (or on a tree!) is a great idea! I've been wondering what to do with my necklaces rather than keep them stored in a nasty knot inside a box that is inside a drawer in my bathroom. I rarely wear necklaces anymore because they are tangled and I forget what jewelery I have if it is not displayed. Thanks for the inspiration!

Posted by: Laurenne at January 17, 2008 7:56 PM

This is a nice post...

Posted by: Hannah at January 17, 2008 9:38 PM

Great idea, I agree :-)
I need something similar for my glasses! Cause, yips, heaps of memories are stuck with 'em, too.

Posted by: Iris at January 18, 2008 1:44 PM

I love the 'I' - i want one like this!!

Posted by: m-c at February 15, 2008 4:34 AM

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