Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mardi Gras...

Today is the day.  Mardi Gras.  Otherwise known as Fat Tuesday, or the eve of the Lenten season.
I think mostly when people hear the words "Mardi Gras", they think of New Orleans and the parades with the boobs and the beads.

I went to one of those celebrations once.  It was on Galveston Island, and it was utter drunken chaos. 
I gotta say, at the time it was the thing to do.   But, it wouldn't be anything I'd ever want to do again.

I did get to thinking about Mardi Gras though, and got curious about the colors associated with it.  Purple, Green and Gold.  The purple represents Justice, the green Faith, and the gold Power.   I set out to make my own tribute to Mardi Gras, and this is what I came up with:

This is about as crazy as I get on Mardi Gras these days.  No flashing boobs, but beads.  Oh yes, beads.  And pretty ones too.  And honestly, they are a bit of celebration in themselves.  I can't help but smile as they swing and sway when I turn up the radio and move to the music.  :-)

I have them listed in my Etsy shop.  You can find them here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/93517684/sterling-silver-amethyst-citrine-peridot

1 comment:

  1. Lovely Earrings :) That colour combination is a great one.