Guest Blog: Lady Lotus – Are You Next on the Jewelry Chain?

to 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 300px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”” border=”0″ />Dear Antiques Diva,

top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>Dangling from my wrist these days is an amazing bracelet made from Euro coins. The gold and silver match everything and the piece is curious enough to evoke conversation, most of which start out by me proclaiming that the best part of living in an American university town is being surrounded by amazing local artists. One of my favorite designers, Danya Roselle, is the artist who crafted my new favorite piece.

to 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 300px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”” border=”0″ />She normally provides the Euros, but in my case I gave her the ones I wanted because my husband and I had great fun picking them out on our recent trip to Paris. In the end, I settled on a 2 Euro France, flanked by 1 Euro Germany and Italy. The silver swirly bits are Danya’s own making and the bracelet was specifically crafted to fit my wrist. And all this for only $81. I normally wear the “back” side up so that I can see the country designs instead of the numbers, but it looks lovely both ways. And I also turn a deaf ear to anyone who mentions that defacing money is probably frowned upon … a benefit of living in the US is that hardly anyone knows what foreign money looks like!

When La Reine saw my bracelet, she immediately ordered one of her own. Are you next on the jewelry chain??

Happy Shopping!

Lady Lotus

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Author: Toma Clark Haines

Toma Clark Haines is a Global Tastemaker, Speaker, Writer & Entrepreneur; and founder and CEO The Antiques Diva® & Co, Europe, Asia and America's largest Antiques Sourcing & Touring Company.

  • Victorian Cobweb…
    Oh the possibilities indeed – I'm certain TCG won't notice a few missing coins!!!

    You crack me up & I so remember that bracelet!! You indeed started the chain gain!!! LOL!
    As for Mis en Demeure – it's one of my favs too – their book on decorating is a tome of French classic decor!

    Sanity Fair,
    Smart idea on the "hole punch"… I'm going to have to start spending more time in Hobby Lobby!!!

    The Antiques Diva

  • The Euro necklace is so cute! I have several jewelry pieces with coins – back when there were so many different currencies, I used to have coins from my travels "hole- punched" and then use them as pendents or on charm bracelets. A nice personal memento.

  • Are you kidding, I started the chain !!! For my 40th birthday in 2006 I commissioned a pendant made out of a 1966 French Franc. Then I decided I really needed the matching ring to commemorate our 10th year in Paris; we used a 1996 5 (cinq)centimes coin for this. Like my dear friend Lady Lotus I also prefer the back side of my coins so both my pieces display 'Marianne'. Of course coudn't forget dear hubby, I got him cufflinks also set with 1996 5 centimes coins – one set 'heads' the other set 'tails'. I know La Reine is going to be emailing me any minute asking the name of the shop in Paris where I got my stash. Can't recall the name but I can say it is down the street and around the corner from one of my favourite (yes, that's spelled with a 'u') stores in Paris – Mis en Demeure near the Bon Marche. I'll take you by next time you're in Paris ! Bisous mes amies !!!