Wednesday, July 23, 2014

July Monthly Challenge: Check-In #4

Ta-da! It is, yet again, time for a monthly challenge check-in!

I've done four of these already? Wow.

So, now to answer the ever-so-pressing question... What jewelry did I wear from last Thursday (7/17) to this past Monday (7/21)?

And the answer is... this!

Everything together!
...It didn't all quite fit in the picture, but you get the general idea. :)

And, true to form, here are some close-ups... 

July 17

This is a set that I made. The necklace can either be worn single-stranded and long, or doubled up as a choker. For July 17, I went with the choker look... And I am now looking forward to August, so that I can wear it again.

July 18

Yet another set that I made! 

...Because it can be fun looking like a typewriter. :)

This set was actually inspired by one that I made for my sister a couple years ago (for a Christmas present, I believe). I made her set first, and was later delightfully surprised when I found more charms to make myself one. 

July 19
A set that I did NOT make, imagine!

This set was actually made by the Etsy seller, walkonthemoon... A really lovely seller, who makes truly lovely things. She uses everything from Swarovski crystals to druzy stones to vintage components. This particular set was made with custom-coated Swarovski crystals and sterling silver. 

(She also makes gorgeous things using Fordite--like this set!--which I constantly drool over. They're a bit out of my price range--understandably so, and worth every penny--so, I look at them and dream. *wistful sigh*)

Close up of the crystals, trying to capture some of the color-shifting and sparkle.

July 20

This is a vintage rhinestone necklace, paired with matching vintage rhinestone hoops.

And now it's time for Full Disclosure: I actually didn't wear this set on July 20th. Why not? Because I didn't actually wear any jewelry that day. Although we had big plans, I ended up not feeling well and subsequently lounged around all day like a log. A pajama-wearing, jewelry-less log. (The metaphor breaks down, but you get the picture.)

So, why am I including this set then? Well, this is the jewelry set that I picked out to go with the outfit that I planned to wear... And, instead of leaving this day blank, I decided to count it. After all, I would have worn it, had I not been dizzy with vertigo and a Headache of Doom. And resembled a log.

July 21

More vintage pieces! ...That I did actually wear.

The pieces were sold separately, but I thought they went very well together. The earrings are actually much larger than I usually wear, but it was fun getting out of my comfort zone a little bit. 

So, there we go! Another check-in successful!

...And it looks like there are two more to go!

I do hope these posts aren't too boring... This journey has been quite fun for me, and I've been enjoying sharing it here. Thanks for joining me on this trip! :)


  1. These look so gorgoeous, I love those keyboard charms- so unique & bohemian. Can those charms be worn on fashion bracelets too? The choker / lariat necklace looks great too- a wonderful way to freshen up my jewellery box!

    1. Thank you so much for your comment! I'm sure that those charms could be worn on a bracelet... maybe if I find more, I'll do just that! :)

      Thanks again, and I hope you have a great day!


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