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Let's Go Dressy!

In 2005, I bought a piece of designer gold jewelry in Lucca. Orlando Orlandini is an award winner goldsmith with a workshop in Panzano. I had priced his work in a the U.S., and knew I was getting a good price in Italy.

Here is his website:http://www.orlandoorlandini.it/

The piece I bought (signed and numbered and in a BEAUTIFUL BOX) is this gold "lace heart" with a diamond. To me, it symbolizes that my heart is in Italy.

Gold Heart Pendant

The problem I have had, for two years, is that the heart came on a black silk cord. Every time I wear it, in a few minutes, the heart slides, and the clasp ends up in the front! I stopped wearing it! Last week, I decided to "mess with it", and re-use the heart as a centerpiece for some gorgeous black crystals I bought in Scottsdale. Now I will wear my heart again!


Let's try it with a sleeveless white "Traveler's" top, cutwork skirt and cardigan jacket:
I think this evening bag makes the gold beads pop (and it packs flat)!


Comments (3)

If I see you wearing this outfit in Italy, be warned. I am stripping it right off you and stealing it.


Hi Palma,

I want the hand-me-downs when you no longer want these outfits and accessories...

Great work on the bead jewelry! Now, maybe I can learn a craft such as this while I am on leave from work...

You may want to disguise your luggage as well. =D

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