11.11.14 sunny San Fra-no-freezie

It’s totally not freezie today, or at all, or maybe ever again even. SF is never cold enough to snow, but it does get charmingly brisk this time of year. USUALLY. But I don’t know, this drought and warm spell? It continues to stretch out before us now, making most SFers grouchy. It leaves my bedroom uncomfortably warm at night! Nobody knows how to deal with this! We aren’t equipped for warm weather. Should I wear sandals? Or will I get cold by the end of the day? I just don’t know!

Today’s bangles are: brass bow bracelet, silver bangle, Guadalquivir bangle by HermΓ¨s, seashell charm bracelet, Tiffany’s silver latch bangle, and my extra special Crazy Loom bracelet from my niece.

Guest blogger Briar Rose and her bracelet collection

Two days, two guest bloggers! Today I welcome my five year old niece, Briar Rose*.


(Sentence above typed by Briar Rose herself)

Briar Rose: I like to play with my jewelry and my makeup box. What the box is is a makeup fake box with princesses on it. And it comes with fake makeup. What I do with my bracelets, I play with them and pack purses with them. That’s it.

(I ask, what is your favorite bracelet?)

The charm bracelet is my favorite.

(This girl clearly knows how to work her Auntie, the giver of the charm bracelet.)

*writer’s pseudonym

Guest Blog by Natalina 11.9.14

Today we have a very special guest, my niece Natalina (8 years old) who is the master of Rainbow/Crazy Loom bracelet making.

How do you make these crazy loom bracelets?

Natalina: First you get your rack then you get your hook. And you get two or more color rubber bands. Then you read the instructions on which bracelet you would like to make. Once you choose one, you follow the pattern on how to put your rubber bands on your rack. Then loom the rubberbands like it says on the instructions. Then you’ll find that there’s one rubberband that you can put the C clip that’s clear that you put on one rubberband. Then you lift it up slowly, if it falls apart, retry. If it doesn’t, keep lifting and once you have one rubberband left on there, put the other end of your C clip on there and lift up.

Above are a few of Natalina’s creations and below is the special fish tail one she made for me.

I’m a lucky Auntie.