Before we started this business 5 years ago I (Sister Sledge) NEVER wore necklaces. Really. Something about costume jewelry reminded of the plastic beaded necklaces I used to paw through in my mom’s jewelry drawer, and they never impressed me much (sorry mom). My hubby gave me a pearl necklace on a nice gold chain one year because I thought I wanted it. I’d put it on for a bit and feel fussy. I mostly would wear my wedding rings, my family ring and a smile :). However, when we stumbled upon this personal, classic style of jewelry I knew I needed to own it, wear it, love it. So… in honor of still loving it after all these years I thought I share with you what I wear. It won’t be earth shattering, you’ll wonder if I should have lots more pieces, and I’ll agree. But much like the plumber with leaky faucets, I often forget to make my own something new while making things for others. I really do fall in love with the new designs people ask for but more often than not you’ll find me wearing the same things.
Love this one! My kids on the 1″ sweet circle with the framed cross, our established date and the old couple’s ( Tony and I) initials. I wear this in bits and pieces, too, depending on the day… just the kids, just the cross, just the initials, or all together in a happy jumble.
You know how parents say they don’t have a favorite kid? Well, this is currently my favorite kid! We just started carrying this awesome chunky chain and I reach for it most days lately. We’ll have it on the website soon, for now you can get it by contacting us personally. Photographing jewelry keeps me very humble and frustrated, but I think you can see our swirly heart charm, my hubby’s first initial, our last initial and my first initial on the circle pendant and our kids on the square pendant. The pearl is the topping. YUMMY!
This is my happy place. We call this category of necklace “simply special” in our shop for good reason. I love the special simplicity and reach for this on my I’m-wearing-sweats-cause-I’m-sure-if-I-do-I’ll-work-out-today days and dress up days alike.
I am curious sometimes what a shoe designer would be wearing on her feet if I ran into her at Starbucks, and am disappointed when the salesperson at the GAP isn’t sporting something currently sold off the rack at that very store so I can leave with the look. If you’d like to take any of these necklace designs home with you, just click on the photo, it will take you right to the store! So, if you are at all like me, I hope I satisfied a tiny question for you. If you aren’t there is one thing I would like you to know… I don’t immediately look at your neckline when I see you at Fred Meyer wondering where your cute As You Wish Design necklace is, I am genuinely happy just to see you.
What’s the random picture of my family doing at the bottom of this blog? Well…. they are WHY I wear what I wear.
– Sister Sledge (Kristin)