Oct 192005

It’s October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness month…and I attempt to wear some kind of BCA jewelry every day to help promote it. Today, however, I took out an outfit to wear to work that a) didn’t go with my BCA dangle necklace, b) cried out for gold accessories, not silver, and c) didn’t work with anything I had made up already.

So what’s a girl to do? Whip up a bracelet before work, of course. 😀

That’s one of the things I love about having my own “jewelry store” in my spare bedroom. If I have time (and sometimes even if I don’t!) and don’t have accessories to go with what I’m wearing, I can go create something off the cuff. Believe me, I have enough “stuff” in there to make myself a necklace/bracelet/earring set for every combo in my closet!

There’s a definite advantage to knowing how to make my own jewelry and having stock on hand. The disadvantage, of course, is that if I get a burr under my saddle and decide I just HAVE to have something specific and I’m on my way out the door, I’ll generally be late to where I’m going. Can’t let that creative energy go to waste!

I like my new bracelet, which is gold with pink Swarovski crystals and a gold awareness ribbon charm. Looking at it reminds me of the work that’s yet to be done in breast cancer research and making mammograms available to underprivileged women…AND it reminds me to make an appointment for my own mammo.

Have you made your appointment yet this year?

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  1. It is great to be able to whip up something to match any outfit, isn’t it?

    I know I’ve done that more than once with ponchos (though I have to plan at least two days ahead for that) and scrunchies.


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