Monday, June 27, 2011

Collections: 1988

It’s time to announce the winners of this month’s giveaways! Congratulations to Jenny and Sally, who were each drawn by And I’m happy to announce that the exotic beads will actually be accepted at the post office, because mail service is now under way again in Canada. I know all of my fellow sellers are breathing a huge sigh of relief. Let’s get back to business as usual!

For this month’s bead giveaway, I asked what your favorite inspirational culture or time period was. I think this poll was the most varied yet, and I loved everyone's answers. Jenny was pretty emphatic about the 80’s! I can certainly relate. I almost wish I still had some of my old 80’s costume jewelry now. Remember all-plastic hoop earrings?

Living in a Material World

In honor of that most stylish decade, I found these super glam pieces on ArtFire. I really love those stunning pink druzy earrings in particular. Perfect for a material girl, don’t you think?

What’s your favorite 80’s look?

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  1. I love the Fuchsia shoes - actually, I owe a pair of really similar ones ;)
    And though I have not even yet lived in the 1980s, I adore the super-juicy-multi-color look. And plastic-looking shoes. But definitely not the plastic jewelry - I don't know why, but for me it just always looks terrible.

  2. Those neon green zebra stripe bows!!! You really do rock, you know that? Thank you SO much, I love all that you do.

  3. Thanks Jenny! Now I'm feeling all sheepish.

    The neon hues are definitely eye catching aren't they? They aren't my favorite 80s trend, but they are so easily recognized as retro, especially when paired with black. I suppose that's why the trend has returned with a softer side this time around.


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