(From Left to right, clockwise - Knit Wit bangle by Liana Kabel (birthday present from my husband), hand painted blackbird brooch by In My Backyard, glass bead necklace found in an Op Shop (another 20 cent bargain - I feel very glamourous when I wear this), and a silver ring made by a friend).
OK, so clearly this series of pics above is NOT me taking a photos of myself in the mirror. This is because when I read about this week's 'this is' theme, I somehow missed the whole 'me in the mirror' bit. So I assumed I just had to take pics of me wearing the accessories. I was even so proud of myself that I had narrowed it down to only four.
I only realised my error after I noticed a few other bloggers taking photos of themselves taking photos...and the penny dropped. Unfortunately I didn't realise this until the end of the day, hence the disheveled look (which is usually how I look by the end of the day, and the reason I tried to cover half my head with the camera) and the bad lighting. Ah well, such is life!
So my number 1 favourite accessory has to go hands down to the ring. Firstly, I just love it because it was made in friendship by a lovely person I went to Uni with. And it was one of those 'just because' gifts. It wasn't Christmas, or my birthday or anything, she just made the ring and sent it to me after she had moved away from Melbourne. It is funny because a lot of people comment on it, and once I was at an art gallery, where her works were showing (her name is Alisa Dewhurst, in case you ever come across her exhibitions) and the curator complimented me on the ring, and I felt very chuffed to be able to tell her it was made by one of the people she was currently exhibiting. Anyway, Alisa gave this to me about 12 years ago now, and I have worn it almost every day since then. The picture in the ring is actually a man's head and shoulders, and I believe the image was taken from a 1940s ad for a suit. I just love it. It is heavy and tactile and always reminds me of friendships that span distance. What better reason to love an object!