Friday, July 06, 2007

Wedding Woes - the Jewellery

I need a simple bead necklace to go with my dress for the wedding. It should have been easy. It wasn't. I looked in every shop in the West End and no avail. You'd have thought a simple, elegant string of black beads would have been easy to find. But there were none to be had. Not without dancing plastic unicorns or disks the size of my hand attached to them. Not the graceful look I was aiming for.

I did used to have the right necklace but I fiddled with it too much and it snapped. Of course, I left it until the last day to try to find a replacement, but as I've said, I thought it would be easy. So now I've packed every necklace I own in the hope that one will pass muster tomorrow. Otherwise I will have to hope that my bare neck will pass as alluring, as if I'd done it on purpose, rather than been let down by shops again.

5 comments:

northern monkey said...

it's midnight on saturday so I'm guessing you've gone to your wedding. If 'd seen this on friday I'd have sent you my beads to wear. Hope it was a good do anyway..

SandDancer said...

Thanks for the offer! I was eyeing someone else's beads at the reception with envy, but I managed fine without and actually had a pretty good time.

M said...

Actually, bare necks were really "in" this year, if you buy into the 'red carpet' scene. Lots of starlets were bare-necked at The Oscars, and it was described as the current 'look' -- earrings, but no necklace.

So you were probably oh-so-chic and didn't even know it!

Miss Forthright said...

For future reference, the bead shop in Covent Garden would have equipped you with the beads and stuff to make your own. Well worth a look.

SandDancer said...

I looked in there and their ready-made stuff was pretty gaudy and I didn't think something homemade would have been appropriate. I really did look everywhere!