Bracelets February 07 2013, 0 Comments

 

Hi three gueses what I've been up to apart from a spot of emergency childminding overnight, lunch with a friend and the never ending pile of washing?  

Yep Its been a bracelet week, one in every colour of the rainbow and a few others for good measure, hopefully to create a lovely sparkly display when grouped together.

Do you know about the history of bracelets???

A bracelet is a piece of jewellery worn around the wrist. It comes from the Latin 'brachile' meaning 'of the arm', via the Old French 'barcel'. Bracelets, can be made from many materials, bracelets are not just pretty accessories or status symbols - often a bracelet (such as those used for medical and identification purposes, i.e. allergy bracelets or emergency identification tags) can save lives. However, most bracelet-lovers wear bracelets because the accessory says something about the owner (a style that is “sleek and slim”) or more pronounced “chunky and heavy”.

Bracelets are a popular accessory worldwide and have been throughout history. Like the people of most ancient civilizations, the ancient Egyptian citizens lived very short and brutal lives by today's standard - only thirty or forty years on average. With so little time on earth, ancient Egyptians zealously arranged for a prosperous existence after their death. Bracelets played a sizeable role in their preparation procedures. Bracelets were not only desirable as a defensive armor and status symbol in this life; they were also worn as identification tags to aid the Gods in conducting the wearer and his/her wealth to the appropriate status level in the afterlife.

Hopefully there is something for everyone in my growing range, take a look at the 'bracelet collection' and find your perfect one.