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14 January 2005 @ 04:00 pm
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my bracelets broke. 2 out of 3. within the same week.

i've been wearing beads for years. none has ever broke before.

now, two in a week?

sent the first one back to the candyshoppe for re-threading. fixed the second one myself (after crawling on the floor for about an hour trying to find all the beads... t'was a nightmare. especially the last two missing ones. phew... ). re-threaded the third one which didn't break, just in case.

the ones not from the candyshoppe were my own creations from melbourne. been with me for a long time... beads no longer available. it would be really crap if any of them broke outdoors...

bad omen? i'm not sure... the only thing against this train of thought is that my bracelets are all elastic and i have to stretch them day in day out while putting them on and taking them off. wear and tear bound to happen yah? if they were normal ones, breakage would indeed be a bad omen.

still baffling that two would break within a week.
 
 
feelin': annoyedannoyed
 
 
 
gypsyrosesgypsyroses on January 14th, 2005 10:31 am (UTC)
Hmm.. let's see. If both the bracelets were made at about the same time, that would give a clear outlook of the lifespan of such an accessory eh?

Try stones and chains... they may work better. Rule of thumb: The bigger the stone, the more shine it gives, the thicker the chain, the longer they last ;)
bass_reliefbass_relief on January 14th, 2005 11:33 am (UTC)
obviously that didn't work for donald trump's wives...
JVdrag0nette on January 16th, 2005 07:19 am (UTC)
haha! perhaps good ol' donald shoulda physically chained them up.

well, the two which broke were made at very different times. probably about 3 years apart, and in different countries.

i've done the stones and chains thing when i was much younger. the diamond fascination with all the lee hwa stores popping up and old shops revamping themselves. i think i was 20.

over it.

now happy with moonstones, crystals and glass.
bass_reliefbass_relief on January 16th, 2005 10:48 am (UTC)
i never got into the diamond fascination - neither was gold any factor in any of my jewelery selections. Valuable they are, but if they don't quite look that good, it didn't quite cut it for my taste..
JVdrag0nette on January 17th, 2005 09:00 am (UTC)
i like gold. i'm not quite sure why... perhaps by the simple fact that it is the common opposite of silver. i have an intense dislike for silver in general... no affinity for silver at all. and these feelings are not based on the monetary value of these metals. since a very young age, i've always regarded silver as a "cold" element, and gold as a "warm" element. perhaps it is linked to my birth right as a fire dragon person.

though my favourite metals are still tarnished gun metal and burnished copper.