Mundane Monday Morning Music: Meghan Trainor: “Better When I’m Dancin'”

Mornin’ Readers,

Easter Monday is here. It is a cold and gray affair, raining cats and dogs. I know that rain is part of the spring experience, but not for the end of a holiday weekend! It is also adding to the dreariness of Monday morning.

Since Easter is all about fun and colour, I thought I’d go with this pop number for my MMMM pick this week: Meghan Trainor’s “Better When I’m Dancin’.” Ever since I heard it played in The Peanuts Movie a few months ago, it has been dancing around in my head and making me smile. This is the second Meghan Trainor song I’ve fallen in love with for the simple fact that they are inspiring. They get you to want to become more confident.  Check out these lyrics:

“Show the world you’ve got that fire (fire)
Feel the rhythm getting louder
Show the room what you can do
Prove to them you got the moves…”

This song is about dancing, but it also applies to how to approach life. Meghan Trainor’s encouraging people who may be a bit shy to get out there and show the world what you’ve got. No one else truly know what you’re capable of but you, so it’s up to you to do it. Sometimes, some people just need to hear words of encouragement to step outside of their shell to become great. Besides, I have to start dancing when I hear this song, too!  😛

I hope that “Better When I’m Dancin'” brings some colour, encouragement and a smile while you’re dancing on this other than stellar mundane Monday morning!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese

Mundane Monday Morning Music: Queen – “We Will Rock You”

Morning Readers!

I know, I’m a bit late on my MMMM post, but I had to get it out this week. THE Big Game is only six days away, I had to kick the week off right!

Since it’s a sporty-kind of week, I decided to share a fun song that is one of my favourite warm-up songs. It is Queen’s “We Will Rock You.” Along with it being an awesome song by Queen, it’s the perfect song to get going in the morning, as well as to get pumped up and in the spirit for a big game.

So, I hope that this song gets you revved up for the hectic work week ahead, as well as for one of the biggest sporting events of the year (well, for some any way 😛 ). I’ll have my home ready and my football jersey on the whole day this coming Sunday rockin’ this song all day long!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese

Mundane Monday Morning Music: Aerosmith – ”Dream On”

Mornin’ Readers!

It’s a blurry Monday morning for me. It’s not the foggy, nor are there gray skies. I am groggy and sleepy. It was a long day for me yesterday, only for it to roll into an even a longer night. My day didn’t end until the next day. It took me forever to pass out into Dreamland.

This week’s MMMM pick was inspired by a chance flick of the remote for the TV yesterday morning. While the bosses were getting their fill of cartoons, I accidentally the channel to one of the audio-only radio stations. The song that was playing woke us parental figures up, rockin’ out at our dining table while eating breakfast and sparking a discussion about our favourite hair bands. Which song was it, you ask? It was Aerosmith’s ”Dream On.”

Though ” Dream On” is not a peppy song, it is an inspiring one.  It is all about going after your dreams and learning from your mistakes. This is a life-long lesson to live by. How can you not love this message? I also love when this song kicks when the chorus starts and builds from that point on. This song got to not only get going on everything I have to do this morning, but it has helped to fuel my passion to accomplish the goals I have for myself. I really have to remember to add this song to my workout music mix to kick my butt into gear. This song will be on repeat all day long in my head (Woo Hoo!!!!!).

I hope that ”Dream On” inspires you to achieve whatever goal you have, whether it is to go after your dreams, or to even roll out of bed on this mundane Monday morning.

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese

Mundane Monday Morning Music: LL Cool J – “Mama Said Knock You Out”

Mornin’ Readers!

It’s a new year, and just about everyone is dreading getting back into their normal routine. It was so hard to roll out of bed this morning and get clacking away.

I have been saving today’s MMMM pick for a while, waiting for today to play it, since I feel that it is a great fit for the first official work day after the holiday season.  Today, I chose to play LL Cool J’s “Mama Said Knock You Out.” This is such an amazing song that has held up since it was released in 1990 (Yeah, I was shocked to see just how long ago this song was released as well)! It’s energetic, inspiring, fun, nostalgic and it makes me move! Oh, and, of course, getting to see LL Cool J first thing in the morning is an added bonus (HELLO)!!!!  😛 For me, these are all needed (and wanted) aspects to a great MMMM song!

I hope that “Mama Said Knock You Out” helps you fight to get back into your work routine with smile this morning!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese

 

Mundane Monday Morning Music: Miranda Lambert – “New Strings”

Mornin’ Readers!

It the first Monday after the time change for Daylight Savings, and I still have not fully adjusted yet.  My younger daughter still thinks that she is a rooster, waking every one before the crack of dawn, so I’m a bit off center, but hopefully, I’ll be back to (somewhat) normal by noon.  😛

For this MMMM pick, I decided to be in a country state of mind.  Since I have never chosen a country song for this feature yet, I thought it was about time to spread the love a bit. Readers, I am not a huge country fan, but there are a few country songs that I like to listen to. After going through a few of them, I thought that Miranda Lambert’s “New Strings” was a good fit for this week’s pick.  This song about dealing with change and moving on. This song is not a super peppy, get-your-butt-out-of-bed kind of song, but it was a good one to help clear the cobwebs out of my eyes and to get me focused on getting on task with work and keeping up with my “bosses.”

I hope “New Strings” helps you to become more awake and ready to embrace this mundane Monday morning!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese

Mundane Monday Morning Music: Pat Benatar – Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Hey Readers!

Week 1 of my wave of assignments and events went by in a blink of an eye! It was also a reason why I’ve been away from my blog for a while, too. 😦

I’m not sure what inspired me to choose this week’s Mundane Monday Morning Music video, but I was surprised that I didn’t choose it before!

I think Pat Benatar’s “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” is an awesome choice for Monday morning like today because, for me, this song is about taking on challenges and the hick-ups that are sure to pop-up on Monday mornings, and to overcome them. It’s also fun, has a great beat, and it had my little guy and I rockin’ out on my lap as I’m clacking away on the keyboard delivering this post to you!

I hope “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” helps you overcome today’s foibles while helping to make the transition into this mundane Monday morning a lot more fun!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

Mundane Monday Morning Music: Katy Perry – Roar

Morning Readers!

In this installment of Mundane Monday Morning Music, I have to admit that I was wrong about something I said. While having a conversation with a group of fellow blogger, I said that I was not able to relate to the music that has been released over the past two years. I said it didn’t move me, and that I had given up listening to it because of the message I was receiving from what was being sung by these artists.

Why was I wrong? Well, Readers, it was after listening to Katy Perry’s Roar, that I had to admit I was moved by some of the artists that have been releasing new music lately.  Roar is just one of those songs that inspires you, makes you want to overcome what is putting you down, and make the day yours. That is a part of the reason why I’ve chosen this song for today’s weekly feature.  Not only do I want to try to make you smile, but I want to also help you feel as though you can take on every Monday and concur it.

I hope this week’s picks does just that for you.

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

Kiara Randolph & Couture Mannequin Boutique – One Word: Fierce!

Hey Readers!

Here is another Profile piece on the people I have met who have inspired me to have new experiences, and who have helped me see the world through their eyes.

This  Profile features Kiara Randolph, the creative mind behind Couture Mannequin Boutique, a clothing brand with its own uniqueness.  Besides being a fashion designer, she also branching out into various different fields, following her dreams to be successful in all of them.

Here are the questions I asked Kiara about herself and The Couture Mannequin:

What inspired you to start The Couture Mannequin?

I started off making my own clothing, I had people on the streets wanting to buy my one of a kind pieces from me right then and there. That motivated me to create FIERCE pieces for my “Mannequins” 

What is the story behind the name ‘The Couture Mannequin’?

Before I started designing, I was a model. I did not know how to do my makeup, hair basically nothing. So, they used to call me the “Mannequin” because I just sat there and let the makeup artists be creative on my face. I pick up Couture based on my style. Couture Mannequin is not just a brand. Its a lifestyle!!  

I would describe a “Mannequin”

“She is a mysterious woman who turns heads as she walks into any room. She’s effortless and free…simply flawless. She feels just as hot and confident in bright colors as she does in black. She is a socialite and a party girl. Everyone whispers in awe and wonders who she is and what IT is about her that sets her apart. They all want to know her and BE her.”

What is the story behind the name ‘The Couture Mannequin’?The look of the pieces from Couture Mannequin is all about being fierce.  Why?

A lot of women work 9-5 jobs. I want women to be able to step out of their work clothes and step into my piece and feel FIERCE! I want them to tap into their inner wild side. That’s why my clothing names ranges from Mrs. Obama to Space Whore.

You work not only in fashion, but in other fields such as music, promotions, fundraising for charities, just to name a few.  Where would you like for The Couture Mannequin to go from where it is today? 

In the future I am hoping Couture Mannequin will be everyone one stop Fashion destination. I’m hoping to work on a males line soon.

Who inspires you?

My love for fashion–let me say, my admiration for fashion–started with my mom. I used to watch her get dressed. She was around my age right now, and she was so fly. FIERCE. Also my travels inspire me. I haves traveled since I was 5, I pick up treasures from everywhere I go and put my surroundings in my clothing.

What kind of experience do you want for customers of Couture Mannequin to take away from your site?

Because we know girls as fabulous as us don’t have time to shop around all day, we’ve got too many scenes to steal, too many entrances to make, too many eyes to catch. So we’ve created the Couture Mannequin store to help you find everything you need in one place, at fantastic prices.

According to you, which piece currently available on the Couture Mannequin Boutique site would be the fiercest one?

Twisted Cultures, because it has been inspired by the Polynesians and Japanese culture. With a mix of lush colors, fine fabrics and Asian design, this dress will definitely give you a culture shock. I spent most of my life in Hawaii so this is a Fierce blend of Hawaii and Fierce!

http://www.posemannequin.bigcartel.com/product/twisted-cultures

Twisted Cultures

Readers, I hope you can get a better idea as to why I had to do a Profile on Kiara Randolph and Couture Mannequin Boutique.  Kiara is her brand: Fierce!  She knows what she wants, and she goes after it.  Kiara works hard, making sure her pieces are showcased well.  Finally, Kiara is not afraid to try new things.  As I said before, she has her hand in many different disciplines making herself known.  I guess Kiara summed it up best: she is Fierce!  How can you not admire that?

In the next coming weeks, I will be writing a review on some of the pieces from Couture Mannequin Boutique.  Keep your eyes peeled for it!

Thank you, Kiara, for helping to inspire me to not hold back on going after what I want, and for becoming a bit more Fierce!  ;P

If you want to check out Couture Mannequin Boutique, here are its online stores and social media links:

www.posemannequin.com

shop.posemannequin.com

facebook.com/COUTURE.MANNEQUIN

twitter.com/PoseMANNEQUIN

instagram.com/posemannequin

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Sarah-Jane MacPhail Brings Whimsy and Magic to Jewellery with Wearable Miscellany

(Repost)

Hey Readers!

As I’ve stated before, I love sharing things with you that inspire me.  My friends, whose personalities are all over the spectrum, are one of these things.  So, I figured that one way to show my appreciation for what they do me is to share what moves them, which in turn, inspires me, too.

It’s kind of fitting that the first person I’m going to profile is actually the one who got me into starting this blog.  Who is this person?  Well, her name is Sarah-Jane MacPhail, the creative force behind Wearable Miscellany.  Wearable Miscellany is a line of custom-made jewellery and other wearable creations Sarah-Jane designs and creates.  What was it that inspired her to create Wearable Miscellany?  Read on and you’ll see.

Who is Sarah-Jane MacPhail?

By day, Sarah-Jane MacPhail (nee Van Kessel) has a normal 9 to 5 job at a law firm.  When she’s not behind a desk working, whipping up some amazing dish in her kitchen, or enjoying newlywed bliss with her husband, Andrew, Sarah-Jane revels in one of her passions: designing and making jewellery.

Why Jewellery?

Finding your own personal sense of style is normal for any teenager.  Sarah-Jane found her way through her love of personal adornment by making necklaces and other pieces of jewellery.

How Did Wearable Miscellany Begin?

While walking along Queen Street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Sarah-Jane got the urge to put a necklace together.  She gathered the materials she needed and whipped together a necklace.  Apparently, this first piece didn’t fair so well, as it fell apart. Sarah-Jane was not swayed by this attempt.  It actually reignited her love for making jewellery.  The next thing she, and her then boyfriend, knew was that their home would be transformed into a treasure trove of various beads, stones and other pieces necessary to put together her one-of-a kind pieces.  Sarah-Jane then decided to sell some of her works of art on the Etsy site  under the name Wearable Miscellany so others could enjoy the fruits of her labour of love.  Sarah-Jane also picked up more tricks of jewellery making from working part-time at McBead’s Creations in Nepean, ON, learning anything she could under the tutelage of the owners and other employees who work there.

What’s the Meaning Behind Wearable Miscellany?

Well, most brands have a meaning behind themselves.  Sarah-Jane came up with the name Wearable Miscellany because a book her step-father has in his collection.  It’s called Schott’s Original Miscellany by Ben Schott. Wearable Miscellany fit what Sarah-Jane wants to create and sell.

Most Enjoyable Types of Jewellery to Create?

Since Sarah-Jane has become more skilled in jewellery-making, she was able to pick two styles she enjoyed dabbling in most. The first type of jewellery she loves to create is chain maille.  For Sarah-Jane, she loves taking numerous tiny metal rings and making something amazing.

This is an example of chain maille jewellery.  I like this piece because of how all of the flowers are interconnected.

This is an example of chain maille jewellery. I like this piece because of how all of the flowers are interconnected.

Sarah-Jane also enjoys making pieces using a single strand. She becomes inspired by the various combinations of colour of beads or chain, then designing and putting it together to make something funky and unusual gets her wanting to create even more pieces.

For me, this single-stranded Glass Pearl Necklace has an antique quality to it. It seems so precious and delicate, as though it was made a few centuries ago.  I really like it!

For me, this single-stranded Glass Pearl Necklace has an antique quality to it. It seems so precious and delicate, as though it was made a few centuries ago. I really like it!

Other types of jewellery that Sarah-Jane loves making are wire crochet and working with chain.

Most Difficult Pieces of Jewellery to Create?

Once again, there are a few types of jewellery that Sarah-Jane finds difficult to make, but she’s not one to back away from a challenge, either! Chain maille is one of the types she has to work harder with to create pieces. The reason is the amount of time and the intricacy it takes to produce this type of jewellery. Once she mastered this medium, Sarah-Jane has fashioned beautiful pieces.

A second piece that had some difficulty making was a combination of chain and filligre (delicate and intricate ornamental work which is made from gold, silver or other fine twisted wire) necklace. It also had a large Swarovski tear drop pendant and crystals. She crafted it for her Christmas party. She said she had to rework the various elements of this piece many times so it would lay perfectly on her dress while she wore it.  She also had the time to made matching earrings for this piece as well!

The necklace and earring set is so pretty! I could only imagine how hard it was to get this piece to lay as Sarah-Jane wanted it on her dress. It has an ethereal feel to it.

The necklace and earring set is so pretty! I could only imagine how hard it was to get this piece to lay as Sarah-Jane wanted it on her dress. It has an ethereal feel to it.

The last difficult piece for Sarah-Jane to put together was a challenge piece that was presented to her and her co-workers at McBead’s. They were each given a bag of the exact same beads. They were told to create a piece using these beads, along with any other elements they wanted to use. Sarah-Jane found this contest challenging because she had to figure out how to make the random beads into something desirable and interesting. Well, she did! Her talent was displayed in the piece she put together, and she won the contest!

I can see why this piece won the challenge! I love how the beads are there as little flashes of colour to the piece. I also like how filligre piece helps to balance the clasp.  It's a really beautiful set, Sarah-Jane!

I can see why this piece won the challenge! I love how the beads are there as little flashes of colour to the piece. I also like how filligre piece helps to balance the clasp. It’s a really beautiful set, Sarah-Jane!

What Does the Future Hold for Sarah-Jane and Wearable Miscellany?

Besides creating more pieces, Sarah-Jane wants to have more open houses to showcase and sell her jewellery. She will also continue selling her pieces on her Etsy site along with her other handmade crafting items.  Sarah-Jane will  continue doing is sharing her crafting adventures on her blog, Wearable Miscellany on WordPress.com as well as her Wearable Miscellany page on Facebook. Finally, Sarah-Jane will try other venues such as craft sales to display and sell her pieces.

I am so very proud of my friend, Sarah-Jane. She’s clever, determined, and is able to create so many things that I couldn’t do with two extra hands. Designing and then making jewellery that is interesting and beautiful is hard, but Sarah-Jane makes it look easy. I only see good things for my friend and Wearable Miscellany in the future. Thank you, Sarah-Jane, for inspiring me to create in my own way.

Here are some of my favourite one-of-a-kind pieces from the Wearable Miscellany collection:

I chose the Dyed Shell Discs with Byzantine Black Nickel Rings Necklace because it looks like a fun piece to wear, and I'm a HUGE blue fan.

I chose the Dyed Shell Discs with Byzantine Black Nickel Rings Necklace because it looks like a fun piece to wear, and I’m a HUGE blue fan.

The Celtic Wedding Knot Bracelet in Black Nickel and Silver Plate Rings is one of my favs because of the way the rings are connected. It looks as though a lot of time wet into this piece, and it was well worth it!

The Celtic Wedding Knot Bracelet in Black Nickel and Silver Plate Rings is one of my favs because of the way the rings are connected. It looks as though a lot of time wet into this piece, and it was well worth it!

Really like the Copper Chain Maille Bracelet and Earring Set w/ Preciosa Crystals. It's just so bright and beautiful to look at.

Really like the Copper Chain Maille Bracelet and Earring Set with Preciosa Crystals. It’s just so bright and beautiful to look at.

Cocktail party anyone? This Blue Sandstone and Glass Pearl Crochet Collar would be the only piece of jewellery I would need to wear! The wire crochet work Sarah-Jane did on this piece is fantastic!

Cocktail party anyone? This Blue Sandstone and Glass Pearl Crochet Collar would be the only piece of jewellery I would need to wear! The wire crochet work Sarah-Jane did on this piece is fantastic!

This has to be one of my absolute FAVOURITE pieces in the Wearable Miscellany collection to date!  It combines three different types of chain maille (each type stunning in its own way), and then the pendant beautify finishes off this amazing necklace. In LOVE!!!

This has to be one of my absolute FAVOURITE pieces in the Wearable Miscellany collection to date! It combines three different types of chain maille (each type stunning in its own way), and then the pendant beautifully finishes off this amazing necklace. In LOVE!!!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

Sarah-Jane MacPhail Brings Whimsy and Magic to Jewellery with Wearable Miscellany

Hey Readers!

As I’ve stated before, I love sharing things with you that inspire me.  My friends, whose personalities are all over the spectrum, are one of these things.  So, I figured that one way to show my appreciation for what they do me is to share what moves them, which in turn, inspires me, too.

It’s kind of fitting that the first person I’m going to profile is actually the one who got me into starting this blog.  Who is this person?  Well, her name is Sarah-Jane MacPhail, the creative force behind Wearable Miscellany.  Wearable Miscellany is a line of custom-made jewellery and other wearable creations Sarah-Jane designs and creates.  What was it that inspired her to create Wearable Miscellany?  Read on and you’ll see.

Who is Sarah-Jane MacPhail?

By day, Sarah-Jane MacPhail (nee Van Kessel) has a normal 9 to 5 job at a law firm.  When she’s not behind a desk working, whipping up some amazing dish in her kitchen, or enjoying newlywed bliss with her husband, Andrew, Sarah-Jane revels in one of her passions: designing and making jewellery.

Why Jewellery?

Finding your own personal sense of style is normal for any teenager.  Sarah-Jane found her way through her love of personal adornment by making necklaces and other pieces of jewellery.

How Did Wearable Miscellany Begin?

While walking along Queen Street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Sarah-Jane got the urge to put a necklace together.  She gathered the materials she needed and whipped together a necklace.  Apparently, this first piece didn’t fair so well, as it fell apart. Sarah-Jane was not swayed by this attempt.  It actually reignited her love for making jewellery.  The next thing she, and her then boyfriend, knew was that their home would be transformed into a treasure trove of various beads, stones and other pieces necessary to put together her one-of-a kind pieces.  Sarah-Jane then decided to sell some of her works of art on the Etsy site  under the name Wearable Miscellany so others could enjoy the fruits of her labour of love.  Sarah-Jane also picked up more tricks of jewellery making from working part-time at McBead’s Creations in Nepean, ON, learning anything she could under the tutelage of the owners and other employees who work there.

What’s the Meaning Behind Wearable Miscellany?

Well, most brands have a meaning behind themselves.  Sarah-Jane came up with the name Wearable Miscellany because a book her step-father has in his collection.  It’s called Schott’s Original Miscellany by Ben Schott. Wearable Miscellany fit what Sarah-Jane wants to create and sell.

Most Enjoyable Types of Jewellery to Create?

Since Sarah-Jane has become more skilled in jewellery-making, she was able to pick two styles she enjoyed dabbling in most. The first type of jewellery she loves to create is chain maille.  For Sarah-Jane, she loves taking numerous tiny metal rings and making something amazing.

This is an example of chain maille jewellery.  I like this piece because of how all of the flowers are interconnected.

This is an example of chain maille jewellery. I like this piece because of how all of the flowers are interconnected.

Sarah-Jane also enjoys making pieces using a single strand. She becomes inspired by the various combinations of colour of beads or chain, then designing and putting it together to make something funky and unusual gets her wanting to create even more pieces.

For me, this single-stranded Glass Pearl Necklace has an antique quality to it. It seems so precious and delicate, as though it was made a few centuries ago.  I really like it!

For me, this single-stranded Glass Pearl Necklace has an antique quality to it. It seems so precious and delicate, as though it was made a few centuries ago. I really like it!

Other types of jewellery that Sarah-Jane loves making are wire crochet and working with chain.

Most Difficult Pieces of Jewellery to Create?

Once again, there are a few types of jewellery that Sarah-Jane finds difficult to make, but she’s not one to back away from a challenge, either! Chain maille is one of the types she has to work harder with to create pieces. The reason is the amount of time and the intricacy it takes to produce this type of jewellery. Once she mastered this medium, Sarah-Jane has fashioned beautiful pieces.

A second piece that had some difficulty making was a combination of chain and filligre (delicate and intricate ornamental work which is made from gold, silver or other fine twisted wire) necklace. It also had a large Swarovski tear drop pendant and crystals. She crafted it for her Christmas party. She said she had to rework the various elements of this piece many times so it would lay perfectly on her dress while she wore it.  She also had the time to made matching earrings for this piece as well!

The necklace and earring set is so pretty! I could only imagine how hard it was to get this piece to lay as Sarah-Jane wanted it on her dress. It has an ethereal feel to it.

The necklace and earring set is so pretty! I could only imagine how hard it was to get this piece to lay as Sarah-Jane wanted it on her dress. It has an ethereal feel to it.

The last difficult piece for Sarah-Jane to put together was a challenge piece that was presented to her and her co-workers at McBead’s. They were each given a bag of the exact same beads. They were told to create a piece using these beads, along with any other elements they wanted to use. Sarah-Jane found this contest challenging because she had to figure out how to make the random beads into something desirable and interesting. Well, she did! Her talent was displayed in the piece she put together, and she won the contest!

I can see why this piece won the challenge! I love how the beads are there as little flashes of colour to the piece. I also like how filligre piece helps to balance the clasp.  It's a really beautiful set, Sarah-Jane!

I can see why this piece won the challenge! I love how the beads are there as little flashes of colour to the piece. I also like how filligre piece helps to balance the clasp. It’s a really beautiful set, Sarah-Jane!

What Does the Future Hold for Sarah-Jane and Wearable Miscellany?

Besides creating more pieces, Sarah-Jane wants to have more open houses to showcase and sell her jewellery. She will also continue selling her pieces on her Etsy site along with her other handmade crafting items.  Sarah-Jane will  continue doing is sharing her crafting adventures on her blog, Wearable Miscellany on WordPress.com as well as her Wearable Miscellany page on Facebook. Finally, Sarah-Jane will try other venues such as craft sales to display and sell her pieces.

I am so very proud of my friend, Sarah-Jane. She’s clever, determined, and is able to create so many things that I couldn’t do with two extra hands. Designing and then making jewellery that is interesting and beautiful is hard, but Sarah-Jane makes it look easy. I only see good things for my friend and Wearable Miscellany in the future. Thank you, Sarah-Jane, for inspiring me to create in my own way.

Here are some of my favourite one-of-a-kind pieces from the Wearable Miscellany collection:

I chose the Dyed Shell Discs with Byzantine Black Nickel Rings Necklace because it looks like a fun piece to wear, and I'm a HUGE blue fan.

I chose the Dyed Shell Discs with Byzantine Black Nickel Rings Necklace because it looks like a fun piece to wear, and I’m a HUGE blue fan.

The Celtic Wedding Knot Bracelet in Black Nickel and Silver Plate Rings is one of my favs because of the way the rings are connected. It looks as though a lot of time wet into this piece, and it was well worth it!

The Celtic Wedding Knot Bracelet in Black Nickel and Silver Plate Rings is one of my favs because of the way the rings are connected. It looks as though a lot of time wet into this piece, and it was well worth it!

Really like the Copper Chain Maille Bracelet and Earring Set w/ Preciosa Crystals. It's just so bright and beautiful to look at.

Really like the Copper Chain Maille Bracelet and Earring Set with Preciosa Crystals. It’s just so bright and beautiful to look at.

Cocktail party anyone? This Blue Sandstone and Glass Pearl Crochet Collar would be the only piece of jewellery I would need to wear! The wire crochet work Sarah-Jane did on this piece is fantastic!

Cocktail party anyone? This Blue Sandstone and Glass Pearl Crochet Collar would be the only piece of jewellery I would need to wear! The wire crochet work Sarah-Jane did on this piece is fantastic!

This has to be one of my absolute FAVOURITE pieces in the Wearable Miscellany collection to date!  It combines three different types of chain maille (each type stunning in its own way), and then the pendant beautify finishes off this amazing necklace. In LOVE!!!

This has to be one of my absolute FAVOURITE pieces in the Wearable Miscellany collection to date! It combines three different types of chain maille (each type stunning in its own way), and then the pendant beautifully finishes off this amazing necklace. In LOVE!!!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.