Category Archives: Jewelry

Summer Bangle

I had my eye on this cute KEP Designs bangle for so long, that it sold out.

KEP bracelet



So I decided to create my own. I already had this horn bracelet from a trip to Vietnam several years ago and these tiny sand dollars that were souvenirs from St. Simons Island on one of my trips home.



Purchased a $5 bottle of gold nail polish and a little super glue…



…and voila!



Lost wedding ring

If anyone finds a men’s Celtic wedding ring at the Common Ground driving range, please Tweet me @COSoutherner 😦

Time Traveling

This weekend was so summery and wonderful that I found myself sifting through my jewelry box for forgotten spring-like gold pieces that I haven’t worn in ages.

I have already blogged before about how much I love wearing Mama Chris’ Movado watch. I also wear her amethyst ring given to me in high school, but not appreciated until very recently. Both of these pieces make me feel close to my grandmother, though I don’t have memories of her wearing either of these.

Saturday, however, I found my mother’s gold sanddollar charm, hung on a gold box chain from decades ago. I vividly recall her wearing this with her gold-rimmed Ray-Bans and a navy blue bandeau bikini.


I put it on and INSTANTLY…

…it was 1982 on St. Simon’s Island, GA…

…we were on Brad’s Hobie-cat…

…then on the beach listening to Dire Straits’ Communiqué album…

…reapplying our Bain de Soleil…

…enjoying summer.

Nautical Rope Bracelets

Perhaps it’s because my husband and I are starting sailing lessons next month or the fact that I unfailingly return to my coastal Georgia fashion roots every spring, but I have lately been eyeing some of the cutest nautical rope bracelets.

Some of the nicer ones include The ROPES (from Maine), Kiel James Patrick’s Turk Head Knot Sailor Rope bracelets, and Tory Burch.

I also found some cute ones on Etsy for a fraction of the price:

Source: via Elizabeth on Pinterest

Source: via Elizabeth on Pinterest

Source: via Elizabeth on Pinterest