I was raised in a home where accessories were meant to be simple and understated. Wearing too much calls attention to yourself in a negative way.
However, I have always fallen victim to the trend of over-accessorizing. I remember one time in eighth grade I had three big rings on one hand and my dad said to me, “what are you, a pimp?” HA. I couldn’t tell you why but I just like a lot of bling. At one point in time I was all about double everything. I wore two necklaces: fuck with wings and the letter “C,” two watches (neither of them worked), and even two earrings in one hole!
My friend sent me a link to this really cool “Ring a Day Project” on Design Milk. Colleen Baran is a minimalistic jewelry designer. She has decided to make a ring a day for the next year. She takes every day recycled materials and makes them into a ring. Some are really cool like this:
& this one:
Others, not so much my cup of tea. I think hair is the most disgusting, repulsive thing in existence. But hey, it’s definitely different!