How many words before it becomes more than a mini-rant?
I'm not a subscriber to Stringing. I think I may have subscribed the 1st year it came out, but I decided it wasn't my thing. I picked up a copy recently for free to see if it (or I?) has/have changed.
I've been obsessing over the Jewelry Rules article for days now.
The Rule of FIVE . . . (think Darth Vader voiceover) Never wear more than five pieces of jewelry at once. Count every piece of jewelry, but a pair of earrings counts as one. Your watch counts.
(end Darth Vader voiceover)
I'm not a rebel, really. I'm a rule follower-- when they make a modicum of sense.
Who decided that we should never wear more than five pieces of jewelry at once--- I sleep in more than that. When I go out I wear about twice that, unless I'm piling it on for some reason.
Seriously-- your wedding ring would count-- so if you wore 4 skinny bangles you're not supposed to wear earrings? grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Who decided that gold and silver are a no-no together and what color you should wear when and *why* in the world in this 21st century have we not gotten past the point where they're telling me (us?) how to dress?
My mother did a fine job of that, thanks, and now she's over it.
Who decided that that kind of silliness belongs in a magazine about jewelry?
I'm not picking up another one and hopefully now that I've gotten it off my chest I won't think about it anymore-- but what a waste of ink. It's just so pointless and arbitrary. Things like this give rules a bad name.
I'm going to shut up now and hope this is still mini-- believe me I could go on, and on, and on . . .
Feel free to tell me I'm wrong . . . or right . . .