|Beaded beauties: Blessings in Disguise by Melissa Rovner|
While visually, they are perfection, I have discovered that this jewelry is very engaging too. Its beauty is contagious, and the meaning, curious. When I went to a party last week, I met several amazing women, and I believe that the jewelry was the ice breaker. Let me explain.
The party was at Calico where Thom Filicia was celebrating his fabric collection. Certain my brown and white bandana print blouse would be an eye-catcher among fabric people...au contraire -- it was my bejeweled wrist that got all the attention. Theresa, a regional sales manager, was the first admirer. She touched my wrist and gushed "Don't you just love power beads?" The moment her hand was on my wrist, I felt a surge of energy go through me. It was the kind that makes you tingle and then go completely limp and into a trance-like calm. Power beads, indeed!
Melissa Rovner is the creative force behind Blessings in Disguise. These are the 10 bracelets (above) she wears everyday. They are a mix of pyrite, sandstone, & fossil agate. Melissa says, "For me, their importance comes less from the neutrality of the stones, and more from the specific things that adorn them. These antique medals & vintage charms were gifted to me along my journey and each has its own special story. They're a daily reminder of where I've been & to trust where I am going."
Melissa is on a fierce trunk show circuit this fall. I will catch up with her in Miami on October 24-25 at Kakar House of Design.