Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Iwanna Wednesday - It's a Bangle Thang!

Lately I've been on a jewelry kick. I think it all started a few Friday's ago when my sister Lisa and I went to Macy's and I wandered around in the jewelry department. I think I caught a virus, a jewelry "bug".

And you know that they say about jewelry. Oh...you don't? Well what they say is:

"Jewelry takes people's minds off your wrinkles" ~Sonja Henie

So in the spirit of taking people's minds off my wrinkles (not that I actually have any) and being that this is Iwanna Wednesday and I can Iwanna anything; be it imaginary, extravagent, not invented yet...pretty much anything IWANNA, what Iwanna is. BANGLE BRACELETS!!!

When I was in high school, I remember having one exactly like this one. I loved it. I wore it every single day. But somewhere between high school and today (and no, we don't have to know how many years that was) I lost it. So Iwanna just a simple gold bangle like this one.

Or maybe Iwanna one like this. Still very simple and elegant and something I can wear everyday with almost anything right?

But then I got a little greedy and I thought to myself, "Self...if one bangle is good, wouldn't a whole bunch of them be better?" So Iwanna these now. Hmmm, maybe these on the right arm and the two above on the left arm? Hey...it's my Iwanna Wednesday, why not. And they're solid gold so I could wear them without fear of any nickel allergy.
Well, then again...you know what they say about Gold right? You don't? Oh geesh, alright, well let me fill you in.

Gold! gold! gold! gold! Bright and yellow, hard and cold! ~Thomas Hood

That makes sense, right, hard and cold. Maybe since the weather is getting colder and clothes are getting bulkier, maybe Iwanna something like these.

Bold and Bulky! Now Iwanna won't be Sulky! ~ Iwanna

Huh? What do you mean that's cheesy? I thought it was rather clever!

But as it's almost time for the holidays, how about these below? These are perfect with all the colors of Christmas, I think Iwanna these instead.

But then again, you know what they say (why do "they" always have so much to say?)

"Don't miss all the colors of the Rainbow looking for that Pot of Gold"

Maybe I should listen to they and look for something a little more colorful. I think Iwanna some of these. Aren't they beautiful?
"May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer." ~Irish Blessing

Iwanna so many pretty things, but always remember, even when you Iwanna everything. . .

I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within. ~ Titus Maccius Plautus


  1. Perfect! I have those "wanna" days as well. There is no cure....drink plenty of fluids and stay away from the mall.


  2. Great bangles. Makes me remember that I have a few that I never wear. I need to get them out. Hugs, Marty

  3. I love 'em all! But, I think I'm prone to the last set...how cool with the waves to 'em! All I kept thinking though, was how much noise a bunch of them would make every time you moved!

    Would that be a good thing, or a bad thing??

  4. Alicia, this is such a great post. I used to wear bangles and bracelets all the time when I was in high school and my early twenties. All of your Iwanna bangles are perfect choices.

    I thought your little quote was very clever and cute. It made sense to me and I really like the quote you closed with. How true and wonderful is that?

  5. Carol at Serendipity - Hahaha, you caught my bug reference. That's why I brown bag it at lunchtime so I'm not tempted to head to the mall. Thanks for commenting!

  6. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) - Get those bangles out Marty. Holiday is a great time for them, people will think they hear Santa's sleigh when they hear your bangles tinkling!

  7. Kathryn - Never let it be said that I didn't want to be noticed! And what better way to be noticed than with noisy jewelry?

    I'm glad your back!

  8. JarieLyn - I loved the quotes the best. Well the gold bangles came in a close 2nd, but still...the words are free. Take Care!

  9. Bangle bracelets make me feel ultra feminine when I wear them. ;-)

  10. Stine in Ontario - There is something about them that makes you feel feminine isn't there. Maybe cause they make our wrists look small?

  11. So glad I found your blog! Thanks for entering the ornament giveaway. Bangles are so fun-- my best friend got me a silver set last year that said "peace", "love", "friendship" and a few other words. Every time I wear them I think of her.

    I also enjoyed your post on estate sales. My husband's grandmother passed away last year and his mom gave me two huge gallon ziplock bags full of her jewelry and trinkets. I spent hours poring over them... each reminded me of her in a different and beautiful way. I totally understand your thrill of discovery! :-)

  12. Love those bangles! Don't they bring back memories! About the chargers...I got them at Walmart last spring ($3.86 each)and I haven't taken them off the table since. I really love the texture they add. Linda

  13. I can remember having a gold bangle that I wore ALL the time. Now I don't even know if I know where it is. My first job out of college I traveled N. Ohio and made sales calls to jewelry stores....talk about a temptation to buy everything (and I could always get a pretty good deal)! I had quite a bit of jewelry back then. Now (too many years later) I wear my wedding ring, a pair of post earrings and maybe an occasional necklace....I guess I've lost my bling :-)


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