William Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest English language writer and world’s foremost dramatist. His words have been used in everything from lengthy, erudite, educational tomes to playfully ironic iphone apps. You would think with so many people using his words the quotations would be faithfully copied and repeated. You’d be wrong. Many of the well known quotes from Shakespeare are in fact misquotations – like the phrase “gilding the lily”. It is a contraction of a line from the 1595 play The Life and Death of King John act 4 scene 2
“Therefore, to be possess’d with double pomp,
To guard a title that was rich before,
To gild refined gold, to paint the lily,
To throw a perfume on the violet,
To smooth the ice, or add another hue
Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light
To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish,
Is wasteful and ridiculous excess.”
The Gilded Lily Bracelet is for those with a discerning eye and refined taste. It is created from vintage, gold-foil lampwork beads with a deep lapis core. The reflective, lustrous beautiful blue and gold beads are complemented by the addition of shiny gold-filled rounds giving the bracelet a subtle wave-like rhythm. It is 7 ¼” long and finished with an ornate vermeil gold toggle clasp.
The Gilded Lily Bracelet is meant to be worn by itself as the sole accessory. Like taking The Bard’s words and adding to them, the Gilded Lily doesn’t need any extra embellishment – decorating something that is already perfect is redundant.
When asked to describe Celtic culture, many people will talk about odd looking decorative beasts or beguiling songstresses chanting a haunting tune. Some may even talk about the intricate spiral and knot motifs that adorn the monuments and manuscripts of these people from the British Isles. What most don’t know is that the Celts are credited with the creation of chainmaille. Chainmaille is a series of interlocking rings resulting in a flexible mesh worn as protective covering, like body armour. The art evolved to include personal adornment and fine jewelry.
The European 4in1 Bracelet carries on this traditional metal craft. Made entirely with sterling silver rings this wide cuff bracelet is flexible, supple and comfortable. The cuff drapes gracefully on your wrist adding an effortless elegance to your ensemble. The sterling silver slide makes it easy to wear and gives the illusion of a seamless cuff. The European 4in1 Bracelet is 7 ½” long and 1 ½” wide.
While you may not need body armour in today’s workplace – consider this your Wonder Woman cuff and deflect any negative thoughts, emotions or dangers that come your way.
Whether you have visions of joining the cowboys sitting around a campfire after a long day on the trail reciting not-so-terrible poetry or hobnobbing with the rich and famous at the debut of an up-and-coming new artist, Jackson Hole is the place to be. Frolic in the winter snows, laze in your recliner and watch the leaves change color or hop in a sturdy little craft and go whitewater rafting much to the delight and amusement of your friends. Whatever you choose to do make sure you are accessorized like the locals.
I give you the Jackson Hole Bracelet. Made with beautiful weathered elk antler this bracelet clearly says you embrace the outdoor life. Large quartz crystal flat rounds, freshwater pearls and sterling silver rondels complete the look. Finished with a sterling silver toggle the bracelet is 8 1/4” long.
You can even tell people you nabbed the elk yourself.