Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Story Of A Necklace Named Annabelle

Being too hard on ourselves, I am sure, is something that everybody can relate to. I tried and tried ... and tried to include other elements onto my Annabelle necklace. I added more pearls, but they didn't seem to belong there. I added other sorts of kinds of beads, they didn't speak to me either. Other kinds of cords did not work. I decided to leave the project for awhile. When I revisited it, I realized that it was perfect the way it was. It did not need anything else. It is a simple, but not understated, piece of jewelry that makes you feel good when you wear it. When I tried it on to see how it wears, I did not want to take it off. A clean, simple and elegant piece of necklace that makes a girl looks and feels priceless.

A realization came to mind as I put together this necklace. Sometimes it seems like that is how it is with life too. We are too busy with the hustle and bustle of life, keep adding distractions, one after another. We get angry and frustrated because nothing seems to work. We forget to focus inward to what really matters inside ourselves. Life should be clean, simple and elegant as well, no clutter. Keep to your core selves instead of worrying about a million other things. Keep it in the here and now of your true being...inside. Clean, simple and elegant always works, always flattering.
Find Annabelle at Maria Luna


  1. Great post! I completely agree! If we spent less time fretting and just enjoying the simplicity, I think we would all be happier!

    That is a simply perfect necklace!

  2. I always love simplistic pieces of jewelry. Love the necklace.

  3. I think you picked a perfect name for it too :D

  4. Great blog. Keeping it simple is so often exactly what a piece needs!

  5. Thanks for the reminder!! Elegant simplicity can't go wrong with that!

  6. so true!

    This necklace is perfect in its simple, elegance :o)

    Blessings & aloha!

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