Since the 70s I have been a fan of the Peace sign. You know the one, the round circle with the three pronged bird foot looking symbol. At the time it was the image to wear on t-shirts, purses, jean patches and of course jewelry. My fave was a necklace with the peace sign hanging from a long chain or piece of leather. So cool. I didn’t own one as a youngster, but quite a few years ago my husband and I went to a NYE party that had a ’60s’ costume theme. I went to a local vintage shop to find some things for us to wear and found just such a necklace and bought it. After all those years, I finally had one. It was a must have piece. Not sure who manufactured it tho. I also got a Lucky Brand chunk chain PEACE bracelet that I wore regularly for awhile. Might be time to get that back in the wearing rotation.
Of course I have been buying and collecting Peace symbol charms and beads to use in my jewelry as well. These findings can be located in retail hobby/craft stores and online shops. I also found some delicious Czech glass Peace beads and bought some in several colors. More colors are available and are on my wish list, because more is more! They are on my bead table to use some day. I like to let pieces sit around a bit until inspiration hits. I also just like to have them and look at them. They make me smile! Once I get something put together I’ll post a pic. I recommend using findings in your jewelry designs that mean something to you like the peace symbol, or beads/charms in other shapes and colors, because if they mean something to you likely it means something to others. It is especially nice if you are making a pair of earrings or a bracelet for someone to incorporate items that reflect the wearer in some way. Makes it so much more personal and special
BTW, if I were to get another tattoo (I only have one now), it would be the Peace sign, but that’s for another day.
Pondering over beads and coffee…. “When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” Jimi Hendrix
Peace Out! ~Holly G