Feeling uncreative today. From left to right: lions, white caleche, wide white and gold fence.
The black perfume bottle bangle is so hard to match with other bangles. But you’ll see the tiny red accents in some of the bottles that I tried to bring out with my other bangles.
From left to right: Hermes perfume bottle bangle, a cheapo plastic red bracelet from who knows where, red coral (maybe? this is a guess. Could very well be plastic as well.) Another wood and rhinestone bracelet from India, hermes red caleche.
Btw. Title is a quote from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.
I usually favor my left hand to sport the bangles, but today I’m going all out multi-hand-bangled.
Left hand: horn bangle I found at the dog park, the standard every day silver, viv+ingrid id bracelet, green enamel from the flea market, and green caleche.
Right hand: the asshole bracelet by Jessica Kagan Cushman “if you have to ask you can’t afford it”!!! An ebay find. I like the JKC bracelets for their scrimshaw style and sassy sayings.
My dad has the habit of buying me the GM size, so I frequently exchange the one he’s given me for the right size. Sometimes, like this recent Christmas, Hermes is an utter mad house when I arrive so instead of special ordering the exact same pattern I’ll swap for something they have in stock.
My secret fancy collection? Hermes enamel bracelets (petite modele). It all started when I inherited my mother’s trio of bracelets from the 80’s. Two horse profiles in red and blue and a blue chain link skinny bracelet in blue. She’s now a GM and these three are too small for her.
It was a down hill (and expensive) slope from there. Now I’m guessing I have about 20 to 25 total. I usually receive one on my birthday and one on Christmas, then I stalk them on eBay, and occasionally spend a bonus on a new pattern. I love the color and the click clack they make on my arm. But what other patterns are there? I wish Hermes published a catalog for myself and the other collector’s out there. Good lord, there must be other collector’s out there. Am I in this alone?
So here is my collection. I will add the various patterns I have collected and showcase them paired with each other and other bangles that I own. Please let me know the French names of the patterns that I may not know.