The History of Bracelets

Written by Sher Matsen

Bracelet popularity dates back torepparttar Roman times and continues today. Roman bracelets shared many ofrepparttar 143283 design patterns of necklaces and earrings from that era. The ever popular ball earrings from that era were nicely matched with a ball style bracelet. Engraved bangles and snake bracelets were very popular during Roman times. Bracelets made of twisted coil with lion head ends were common place, as wererepparttar 143284 two part bracelets ending with a pair of lion heads. The Heracles knot bracelet is recognized as a Roman era piece. The Roman’s were very creative inrepparttar 143285 designing of their jewelry. However they still borrowed from Greek motifs. Palmettos, fleeing dogs and acanthus leaves, all of Greek origin, were often seen inrepparttar 143286 designing of Roman jewelry.

Stones and glass were often used in Roman bracelets. . Gem stones were commonly found set in eyes. Open bands were cut to represent a row of ivy and entwined with pearls. Many ofrepparttar 143287 leaf and berry bracelets were heavily adorned with decorative glass. The wealthier women could be seen wearing bracelets layered in bezel set emeralds.

Duringrepparttar 143288 Gerogiian times bracelets remained popular. Paris jewelers were known for their gold bracelets set with pearl edging. Afterrepparttar 143289 1820s coral becamerepparttar 143290 “in” fashion statement, so bracelets and other jewelry were heavily set with coral.

Duringrepparttar 143291 Gerogiian time it was very fashionable to wear many bracelets at once, including wide ribbon gold mesh bracelets, and silk ribbon bracelets. Gem and Diamond bracelets were designed in geometric patterns. Gold was heavily used during this era.

The Victorian era brought changes torepparttar 143292 fashions of women, including jewelry styles. Earrings grew long and dangled, bracelets became rigid and were normally worn in pairs. The buckle bracelet became very fashionable.

The jewelry ofrepparttar 143293 Victorian era expressed sentiment, and bracelets were no exception. Bracelets would contain lockets or charms with pictures or hair of a loved one, and engravings were common

Early Victorian jewelry enjoyed some mystic with hidden meanings being popular. The acrostic bracelets whererepparttar 143294 first letter of each gemstone spelled a word of friendship were very popular. For example a bracelet set with Lapis, Opal, Vermeil [hessonite garnet] and Emerald would spell Love.

Are YOU a Leader in Procrastination?

Written by Jo Ball

Putting off tasks, leaving them torepparttar last minute, arriving late, leading a chaotic life with stress, resentment and guilt, but worst of all missing out on opportunities…

Saying ‘I have to do this’ or ‘I have to do that’, being gripped byrepparttar 143212 panic of impending deadlines, beating yourself up, kicking out in resentment and rebellion for missingrepparttar 143213 goal posts for something you felt forced to do…

Making excuses, ‘I can’t afford it’ or ‘I lackrepparttar 143214 confidence’ or saying ‘This doesn’t work…’ and ‘that doesn’t work’ without even makingrepparttar 143215 effort to find a way…

Hanging ontorepparttar 143216 things you’ve been doing for years, while not starting anything new untilrepparttar 143217 other project is finished. Perfecting, perfecting, perfecting it’s a great trap…

This isrepparttar 143218 habitual way ofrepparttar 143219 Leader in Procrastination.

But hey, don’t beat yourself up for not doing ‘STUFF”. Ignorerepparttar 143220 jibes ofrepparttar 143221 less worldly and wise. Maybe you’ve beenrepparttar 143222 shrewd one. Maybe it is forrepparttar 143223 best that you didn’t do ‘THINGS’. Maybe ‘stuff’ and ‘things’ just haven’t been right in a while.

Deep down you know that you’ve been marking time. Deep down you knowrepparttar 143224 moment has not been right for you to seize life. Deep down you know your time to act will come; your moment when you no longer ‘HAVE TO’, but ‘WANT TO’.

And if that want hits you this week; if that want packs a punch in your gut today; if that want stirs you in an hour, a minute or now, you’ll know to act. And act you will, striking like a viper.

This isrepparttar 143225 Leader in Procrastination… biding their time.

Many others are just like you now, marking time. Many others were like you yesterday, but then decided to strike today and grasprepparttar 143226 life they have before them. They have chosen to shrug offrepparttar 143227 ‘have to’ and discoverrepparttar 143228 ‘want to’; they have chosen to dream a little, to find passion, to findrepparttar 143229 leader within them that will bring love and life in golden bursts of sunlight.

They have chosen to re-find their gifts and use them in distinctive ways that touch and change other peoples’ lives. They have shruggedrepparttar 143230 existence. They have chosen to droprepparttar 143231 clinking chains of education, religion, family values and peer pressure and be true to their souls, not what they are told their souls ‘must’ be.

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