Saturday, October 29, 2011

That's what I get for running....


This is me.
 This is me with one of my most treasured necklaces.
 It is a vintage turquoise and silver Squash Blossom...(for anyone not familiar with the squash blossom- it's typically a "southwestern", Navajo Native American necklace with turquoise and silver, there's more to it but that's the speedy description)
It's from New Mexico... I lived in Santa Fe for about a year, like 87 years ago- i know i look good for being over 87 years old...ha ha ha

anyway....
insert me running to the elevator last weekend at the Beauty Social event....
(me earlier in the day in the elevator..necklace still in one piece)
WHEN of ALL OF A SUDDEN....
IT SOUNDS LIKE HUNDREDS OF MARBLES FALLING ON TILE!

My precious squash blossom...and the very reason I rarely wear it- it's old and fragile- exploded onto the floor and bounced everywhere!
(me with SquashBlossie-as I call her, at the Betsey Johnson show at NYC Fashion Week)

I was crawling on the ground trying to pick up all the silver beads and pieces....
a man and his wife helped me pick up pieces that bounced like 15 feet away, he moved a planter to uncover tons more beads.....
I thanked them so much....
put all the pieces in the pocket in my purse (where they still are safely waiting)...
and hope i can fix my necklace after I go dust off all my jewelry making tools...
back in the day I had a little jewelry making business...complete with business cards, but then some stores took my jewelry, never paid me and that wasn't fun..but I did make some cool necklaces I wish I still had...

Moral of my story:
Don't run, no matter how much of a hurry you're in, with an old, delicate necklace, it took me longer to pick up all the pieces, than if I had just walked slowly to the elevator!

AND just my like my necklace....because it was broken and shattered into hundreds of pieces...I will now put it back together and make it stronger! That's how we are sometimes...broken and shattered, but after we're put back together we are stronger!

Off to a beard-contest...and no I'm not kidding...you bet your eyebrows I'll be taking pictures to show show you guys....
kandee and all things broken that will become stronger for it

4 comments:

Julie said...

Sad! I hope you can fix it :)

Nicole Lemos�� said...

There still are descent ppl out there... That couple went beyond the call of duty... Super nice of him to more the pot and look as well!!!!

CLAY and ERICA said...

KaNnDeE, hello! This is off topic... You went to New York for fashion week recently. Im going to the City in December with my husband who has never been and I stopped in only for one day almost ten years ago. Can you PlEaSe tell me what we MUST do or see when we go for a few days?!!! The best part is rockefeller plaza will be decked out for christmas. Ive got a fantastic gold, sparkly dress to wear out one of the days and I have impressed myself with doing your flawless make up technique. Im super excited to go experience new york city with my hubby and new kandee-fied look ;) thanks! Erica from Dallas.

Anonymous said...

Omg I saw you On styles "how do I look" and I was like omg!!!! I watch her videos!!!!! And you were awesome! Your outfits everyday were super cute and I still was so excited to see you on that show! Good job!!! :)

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