The Magpie in Me

I love earrings.

I waited until I was 23 to have my ears pierced but I haven’t looked back since. I have quite an international collection of earrings representing not only my own travels but also those of my friends and family, who have been kind enough to bring me back a gift. Not only are my earrings beautiful, sparkly and eclectic but each pair also tells a story.  Just off the top of my head, I have earrings from Spain, Italy, Ireland, Serbia, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, India, South Africa, Chile and Peru and I’m certain that’s not all.

Anyway, my husband and I have just returned from our honeymoon in Sicily and the Aeolian Islands. It was very wonderful and earrings hadn’t featured much in my thoughts (except when deciding which ones to wear in the morning!). On our last day, we were in Catania wandering the streets and came across a man making and selling jewelry made from bent wires and coloured stones on the corner of the Piazza Del Duomo. As far as I could tell, he making everything by eye – it was fascinating and I wish I had taken a picture of him.

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Anyway, you guessed it. There were earrings and after some deliberation (I thought maybe they’d be too big for me) and discussion with my husband, I eventually came to the decision to buy a pair. Another little story to be remembered – handcrafted in copper wire (so different from anything else I have) with a yellow stone (yep…the yellow stone was the clincher) and another set of beautiful earrings to wear.

What do you think?

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