Hi Everyone! Happy Foodless Friday AND Happy New Year’s Eve too! Today’s post is very special. It is about a gorgeous jewelry set I received from my dear aunt and uncle as part of my birthday gift. My aunt knows how much I love jewelry in general and statement jewelry in particular. The set that they chose was handmade by a Columbian man who relayed to my aunt the Columbian practice of making jewelry from orange peels and various seeds.
Being a big foodie this was a marriage of my two favorite things. When I opened the box, I could smell the gift before I even removed the tissue. It has such a vibrant scent and makes you feel happier just being around it. The cheery yellow and orange colors add a lot to the happiness factor, too! Beauty aside, I love that they are handmade and one-of-a-kind. It’s a special feeling to know that you are wearing something all your own. Now, I know for sure that there is orange peel on the necklace, and I think that tiny round “beads” are aςai seeds and the large center “bead” on the necklace is a tagua nut. Either way, they are both gorgeous and I can’t wait to pair it against a black turtleneck now, a bright sundress in the summer and a tan sweater in the fall. This is one gift I would never dream of regifting!