Recently, I cleaned up, put on a white shirt and jacket and stood in front of a backdrop while Dr. Bomb (hubby) took photos for professional use. You’ll be finding out next week why I had to change from Carhartt and camo into business on the top (and fleece sweatpants and Birkenstocks from the waist down).
It’s always tricky to choose the accompanying jewelry for a business shot. Pearls? Diamond studs? Hoops? I went bare-lobed.
But the necklace … ah, that was another story.
I chose to wear one of my least complicated, yet most noticed pieces of jewelry – a bullet casing of a Winchester .45 that has been peeled and shaped into a flower. I have received more compliments on this necklace than any other gemstones I’ve ever worn.
And why is that? Because it reflects a lifestyle statement.
Athena Means, proprietor of Gun Goddess, gave me this necklace last year as a gift, in appreciation of the networking opportunities we share as she sponsors what we’re doing here at The WON.
So, I called her and talked to her this week. I sent her that aforementioned photo. She said, “I thought it was interesting. You’re wearing it backwards!”
Which doesn’t surprise me in the least.
She added, “But I like it that way!”
Athena carries a full line of rosette necklaces made from nickel-plated or brass casings that have been cut and peeled back. The .45 casing comes with your choice of Swarovski crystal that replaces the spent primer. Retail is $22.50.
For the record, my necklace does not have a crystal on it. It is one of the first in the series and plain. Which, is how I like it.
She also carries pendants, cufflinks, chains, money clips and other accessories for men.