Sunday, March 13, 2011

Warm Weather Necklace

These past couple of days of warmer weather and sunshine and some snow melting has really got me in the mood for even more warm weather and sunshine and ALL the snow melting. I made the pictured necklace a year ago when we were at St. Pete Beach. I wore it quite a bit. The silver is from Thailand, from the Karen Hill Tribe. "The Karen Hill Tribe is located in the mountainous forests of northwest Thailand. By far the largest of the hill tribes, over 400,000 tribe members live in this region with a history dating back to the 12th century. This village lives a largely traditional lifestyle with no electricity. Villagers live in teak and bamboo homes built on stilts with their livestock living underneath. The population is sustained through self-sufficient agricultural methods. For the most part, this area has not opened up to the tourist industry. " That bit of information is from here. The silver is handmade, and is nice and heavy. It is hard to see, but the clasp is also a little silver fish. I haven't worn it for a couple of months. I just didn't think it looked right when it is so cold and snowy. I am thinking, though, that it will be just a matter of a few weeks before I fasten this necklace on and not have to cover it with a heavy coat. Yea! Jerilynn


  1. Reading this made me think of this awesome solid silver bear pendant I have. I purchased it in Arizona so it has the look of a South-Western bear icon. Most people react to it by saying something about a 'polar bear'; perhaps because it is silver, but other then that it has no distinct polar bear qualities. None-the-less, I have only ever worn it during the winter months. I guess it's about time to put the bear away for another year!

  2. Isn't it fun to live in a state with seasons? As much as we love our "weather complaints" (too cold! too hot!) it is always fun when a new season is upon us. Remember how exciting that first blizzard was?