Thursday, May 22, 2008
no time for lurking, only giving me feedback.
PLEASE CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO BE TAKEN TO MY FLICKR SO YOU CAN SEE WHAT THESE ARE...
These are my "Bling Slings". I take a lot of weekend trips, not because I'm extravagant or lucky, but because my extend family lives 3 hours away, and sometimes I get to go to conferences. That's... it. The only reasons I leave the house overnight. Grandpa and science. Anywaaaaaay...
I also wear a ridiculous amount of jewelry and I am terribly afraid of losing or damaging it. So I had this old Chinese brocade jewelry roll that I used when I traveled. It's good, I'm not saying it's not... but my whole mantra is that things that are useful should also be GOOD LOOKING.
So, that's why I made the Bling Sling (yes I always take this long to tell stories).
Anyway, I showed these to the ladies in my lab today, and they basically gave me blank stares. Well, one of them played with it (thanks Julia) and another was surprised that I MADE it on a SEWING machine, and the third... she was engrossed in her sequences and I'm not sure she even looked. My point is... 2 things came out of the showing. 1. No one could tell what they were without being told, and 2. They were comfortable shoving their jewelry into random bags and not worrying. (FOR SHAME!).
WILL YOU TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK?
Please, please, please post and tell me.
Yes, POST. Post a comment, lurk not!