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How to layer MY PEACE of jewelry - African Brass Ring Necklaces

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layer MY PEACE of jewelry


African Brass Rings

These brass rings were used as currency by the Yoruba people of Nigeria, from the late  1800's to the early 1900's. They were originally braided onto a leather belt, and traded this way. Each ring is individually made, using the ancient lost wax casting method, and no two rings are exactly alike.
View my video for layering MY PEACE of jewelry - African Brass Rings

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Me and my brother
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It's Monday Don't forget to view the ladies at Not Dead Yet Style Visible Monday#120 ZICKIMICKI MIXIT#84
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MY PEACE of jewelry MY SLIDE SHOW ft Olive Wood Bead Statement Necklace plus the amazing music Nina Simone - See-line Woman



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Happy Holidays to everyone This is the perfect time to enjoy your family & friends I plan to spend my time with my father and brother My family still misses the "lady of the house", but appreciate each other that much more. PEACE & LOVE
It's Monday Visit the ladies at ZICKIMICKI MIXIT#83 and DC in STYLE Monday Bloom

How I Wear MY PEACE of jewelry - Olive Wood Bead Necklace Round-up Pt 5

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Round-up Last week, I wore my  Olive Wood Bead Necklace with different Necklines: scoop  v-neck  button-up t-shirts & blouses

Which neckline you find best suits MY PEACE of jewelry?
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How I Wear MY (new) PEACE of jewelry - Same Necklace different Neckline Pt 4

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My Outfit
Wore MY (new) PEACE Olive Wood Bead Necklace all last week Here I'm paired with my broken-in, over-sized, holy Levi jeans and buttoned-up olive green blouse

Not much to say about My Outfit (there's never much to say) Last week, my goal was to wear the necklace  with a variety of necklines Here, I'm wearing  with a buttoned-up neckline


It works,

also with a deep scoop neckline  and v-neckline

I use MY PEACE of jewelry to "pretty-fy"  My Outfit If I had just worn the jeans and blouse, I'd only look sloppy but with  MY PEACE of jewelry,  I look sloppy with pretty jewelry on!

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How I Wear MY (new) PEACE of jewelry - Olive Wood Bead Necklace - Part 3

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Last week, it was cold! Okay, it was CALIFORNIA cold Approximately, 50 degrees and windy I took a few photos without a jacket but as you can tell I was cold

Having recently made this Necklace,

last week, I wore the necklace almost everyday. I took these photos in the middle of the afternoon and it was COLD!


Even though, I'm trying to highlight MY PEACE of jewelry,


Mostly, I kept the jacket on.
v-neck cropped sweater - Brandy & Melville
camo jacket - thrifted

skinny jeans - Levi's


men's desert boots - thrifted


Necklace - Olive Wood Bead Necklace
See prior post for Necklace details


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Necklace can be worn with most necklines Here v-neck & scoop


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Have a great week! Stay warm Hopefully it is not super cold where you are
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Not Dead Yet Style Visible Monday #119


MY (new) PEACE of jewelry - Olive Wood Bead Necklace with scoop neckline

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I already "premiered" MY (new) PEACE of jewelry in my last post.   But, because I love it so much,  I wore MY (new) PEACE of jewelry  almost everyday last week obviously, with a different outfit

MY OUTFIT is not much to shout about scoop neck striped t-shirt from Urban Outfitters skinny jeans from Levi's


What, I'd like to highlight is the neckline. This necklace can be worn with several different necklines
Previous post, I wore with v-neckline

Here is the necklace with a SCOOP neckline T-SHIRT



A chunky, statement necklace such as this is perfect for a scoop neckline t-shirt, blouse or dress Necklace available on Etsy

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MY (new) PEACE of jewelry - Olive Wood Bead Necklace

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It's MY (new) PEACE of jewelry
Olive Wood Bead Choker Necklace

Just finished this necklace last week. Love it! A couple of weeks ago, I sold a similar necklace and knew I had to make another one, quick! Why? Because it's a beautiful necklace

What I find beautiful are the natural Olive Wood beads. No two beads are alike, they are natural and rustic.
The Olive Wood Beads are made from the wood of olive trees. Every year the olive trees of Bethlehem are pruned so that they bear fruit, which is an essential process that allows a new and healthier growth for the trees and to generate stability in the environment. These beads are the result of the pruning. Beautiful!
These beautiful beads are made from these trimmings. They are very rustic and earthy beads, No two beads are alike due to the various grainage.

My Outfit It's pretty simple. Living in Southern Calfornia, we don't get the extreme weather It's cold! 50 to 65 degrees. I know, I am a WIMP, when it comes to cold…

How I Wear MY PEACE of jewelry - Statement Necklace

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Featuring my handmade Statement Necklace  repurposing various type of link chain

I had to attend a luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel  wore MY PEACE of jewelry Commuting by bike I wore something comfortable. Black stretch trousers Yellow blouse *Note the rolled-up pant legs is due to riding my bike and not wanting to get my pants caught in the chain.



In case you are wondering where I took these photos It's Wilshire Blvd, across from LACMA While riding down Wilshire Blvd, I saw this The Berlin Wall well it's part of the Berlin Wall



As for MY PEACE of jewelry Challenged to combine various beads and chain, I made this ethnic looking Statement Necklace Materials Curb chain - repurposed Rolo chain round faux pearls lucite oval beads foreign coin

Matching drop earrings One pair - round faux pearls Other pair - oval lucite beads

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Making my own jewelry is the easy part, but matching with my style is the tough part. Tomboy with a statement necklace. Do you find it c…