I learned from family and friends that my postcards from Argentina started arriving this week. I think everyone thought I’d exaggerated my diligence in writing and posting them, but I sent so many.
The Photographer and I wonder where our postcards have been and what they’ve seen in the nine weeks since they were mailed . . . The one we sent to ourselves is telling no tales.
Nine weeks after our return and we (you and I) are still working our way through my Argentine treasures!
You may remember that I found some things in a charming craft shop?
Here I am wearing one such thing: a resin necklace.
I thought that a modern, graphic necklace like this would look best with a traditional suit . . . so I pulled out a bustier and pinstriped pants. And a t-shirt.
It’s been a long time since you’ve seen this suit facsimile. Not since 2015. It still works! It still fits!
Enough about the non-suit. Let’s focus on the necklace.
It could be that someday I will look back on this period, 2018-2019, and wonder why I was wearing such odd jewelry. But I think this necklace has staying power.
I love the grey and white resin; some of the pieces look like marble, others like concrete. I also like the complexity of the squares inside the circles, the repetition of the shapes, and the variation of their sizes and proportions.
This necklace is supposed to be worn like a chain, so that the circles encircle my neck (a chain of circles), but I prefer a more concentrated necklace. A focal point! A bib rather than a chain! I also do not find irregular beads or voluminous chains resting on the back of my neck to be very comfortable, particularly when they do not lie flat.
I folded the necklace in half (approximately), pulled a couple of silk chords from the skein I bought on Etsy, and tied them to the “end” pieces. Et voila! This configuration showcases the clasp, which itself is rather droll and deserves to be seen. Do you see it?
Question for all of you, who know so many things. I’ve noticed that the resin has an odd, sort of sweet (but not appealing) scent — like too much baby powder. Do any of you work in resin and know how to get rid of that smell?
Have a fantastic weekend!
Bustier: Rebecca Taylor; Tee-shirt and Pants: JCrew; Bag: Humawaca; Shoes: Coach; Necklace: Autoria Shop