On the weekends I like to work a little rustic* charm into my wardrobe, especially in my jewelry. And I was inspired by this beautiful Wearable Art Beaded "Eurocuff" Bracelet
from Etsy seller fish bay sunsets ($45) to look for other beaded bracelets and necklaces for the weekends that give off this chunky, rustic vibe. What do you think readers? Am I coo-coo for cocoa puffs with these?
*So, you may notice that rustic might mean something different to me than it means to me. To me it means the use of natural stones or glass beads that approximate the look of natural stones with traditional metals or materials - especially copper or brass or hammered silver or pewter or rhodium - basically your darker metals are all good.) I tend to not like things that go for the tribal or exotic look - partially because I think they are frequently a pale (and sometimes unfortunate) imitation and partially because I don't want to be seen as appropriating a culture I am not a member of. I also don't really consider Steampunk hipster - I would LOVE to do a whole steampunk post - and probably will in the future, but I think that's its own aesthetic viewpoint that's separate from what I was doing here. So..yeah. Lots of words meaning basically nothing. :-)
What do you think rustic means? Did I get it right? Leave a texty text in the comments!