Some of you liked the necklace that I was wearing in the photo in Friday’s post and wanted to know where I found it. It’s one of my favorites because it’s so bright and cheery and matches most of my wardrobe.
When possible, I try to buy my goodies from friends like Lori or Clare or from Etsy merchants, because I like to support small businesses. But I will also admit to adoring much of what comes from Ten Thousand Villages (a Fair Trade retailer), World Market, and of course sweet vintage goodies (like my great-grandmother’s costume jewelry, including the necklace seen here).
Oh wait, and my Wilma pearls are still going strong, so we have to include Old Navy as a purveyor of fine bling. Lord have mercy, when I dropped a tenner and two ones on those genuine resin faux pearls, I had no idea that I’d wear them at least twice a week for a year (and counting) and that I’d get compliments about them almost every single time — women love them, even the ones who should know the difference between real and obviously fake, and both straight and gay men do too. I once got three snaps in a Z formation from a guy slinging coffee at a local shop who loved my Wilma pearls so. very. much. It was a great moment.
Anyway, getting back to the rainbow glass necklace I mentioned in the beginning of this long-winded post — because it is so easy for me to get sidetracked by my favorite accessories — I bought it for something like $12 at World Market three years ago. Alas, it is long since gone from the stores and I even checked eBay for others, with no luck.
Since it’s not possible for you to find the same World Market necklace anymore, I hit Etsy to find some alternates. Some are the same overall look and color scheme, while some are variations on the theme. I had a LOT of fun poking around and had to kept reminding myself that I’m shopping for you, not myself, so I couldn’t buy anything. A martyr, that’s what I am.
$20. To buy, click here.
$30. To buy, click here.
$68. To buy, click here.
$23.50. To buy, click here.
$65. To buy, click here.
$58. To buy, click here.
$25. To buy, click here.
$45. To buy, click here.
$19.50. To buy, click here.
As I’m going through this post again, I’m drooling over these lovelies. If you buy something, please tell me. I want to know that everything is going to a good home and I’m probably going to want to see photos. (But don’t let that be a dealbreaker, ‘kay?)