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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Natalie Hilbert from Natalie Jeanne Designs is back this week with her Edith Necklace. This alluring white and silver necklace is perfect for October with its hauntingly captivating cameo emblem. A cameo is a method of carving a figure out of material, such as in jewelry, with the relief image a drastically contrasting color than the background color. And this elegant cameo necklace is an attention grabber and conversation-starter. For me, this piece traps me in memories of my youth.

I am attracted to this mysteriously beautiful necklace because it reminds me of riding the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland as a child. This ride is one of my all-time favorites at the amusement park. I haven’t ridden it in probably 13 years and it surfaces many fond memories.

For those who haven’t experienced the attraction, the Haunted Mansion is a haunted house where you get inside a buggie-cart along a track of ghostly interiors, thick grey spider webs and prankster spirits. There is a moment in the ride when 19th century ghosts waltz around together to a ghoulish organ-tune. When I wear the Edith Necklace, it takes me right onto the dance floor of the Haunted Mansion and I’m dancing right alongside those fun-spirited “ghosts” I love and remember.

I asked Natalie to share some insight about the Edith Necklace. This is what she shared:
(The Edith Necklace) is named after my great grandmother. She lived to be 97 years old, so I knew her well. I remember that she had some old brooches and pins with these beautiful cameos on them, similar to this necklace. I added pearls to the chain because I felt like it added to the classy and timeless nature of the piece. There are many cameos made today, of almost anything... Cats, horses, pirate ships, you name it, but I chose the beautiful woman because it reminds me of my great grandmother and her jewelry. It also reminds me a lot of her daughter, my grandmother, who I continue to have a very special relationship with to this day. I look at this necklace and I think of my best friend, an amazing example, and a strong, elegant, beautiful woman.
This holiday season, please join me in supporting small businesses such as Natalie Jeanne Designs to do all or most of your shopping. Natalie and I have teamed up to offer you an exclusive 20% discount off everything in her store. Head on over to Natalie Jeanne Designs to scope out the many wonderful items she sells including the fabulous Edith Necklace. To get the deal, enter the discount code “ERINB20” at checkout.

1 comment:

  1. I should mention that my cousins and I swear that Grandma Edith haunts us to this day. :)


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