1.9.12 red for the day

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.

1.7.12 Greener and greener

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.

A kind of ridiculous collection

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.