April 2024


Whatchamacallit 182: Four Corners Bracelet

I bought the above bracelet in 2013 while visiting New Mexico – the same trip when I bought Whatchamacallit 18: the Navajo Plant Dye Chart and Whatchamacallit 92: Navajo Turquoise Bracelet.

This was bought at a place where you really can be in four places at once: Four Corners Monument.

Surely I didn’t pay […]

Whatchamacallit 168: Charles Rennie Mackintosh Ring

I’ve previously noted that I am not really a jewelry person – and so here is the only ring that I own.

Although I rarely wear it, I love it: it is a Charles Rennie Mackintosh Ring by Shetland Jewellery. I bought it on June 1, 2013, paying £739.00. It had to be custom […]

Whatchamacallit 150: Wagon Wheel Bolo Tie by Craig Lamy

I bought this particular bolo tie on August 12, 2017 – so just over three years ago.

My receipt, from Keshi, states:

Sterling Silver + mother-of-pearl, jet, turquoise, coral, lapis w/ leather cord.. Wagon wheel bolo tie

By Craig Lamy = Zuni artist=

It cost 600.00, plus 49.88 in taxes; […]

Whatchamacallit 139: Anklet (Hawaiian)

I bought this anklet on October 24, 2015, at Holuaola Gallery, which is in Holuaola, Hawaii.

According to the receipt, I paid $22.50, taxes of $0.94, making for a grand total of $23.44. I used a Visa card.

This is the only anklet I own – I bought it without trying it on, then […]

Whatchamacallit 122: Rainbow Man Bolo Tie

I bought this bolo tie on October 22, 2015, from Keshi, the Zuni connection shop in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

I paid US$450, plus sales tax, using a Visa card.

My receipt states:

Rainbow man Bolo tie By Fadrian Bowanne Zuni – (older piece) Sterlin silver, jet, turquoise, Coral + mother of […]

Whatchamacallit 110: Men’s Silver Satyr Torc Bracelet

This is one of my few pieces of jewelry, another bracelet.

I used to wear this Men’s Silver Satyr Torc Bracelet frequently – it weighs less than the previously shown Navajo Turquoise Bracelet, which makes it more manageable on a day-to-day basis.

The bracelet was made by Esculpta, a jewelry company based in Greece. […]

Whatchamacallit 103: Kukui Nut Lei

In 2014, I went to Hawaii with a sibling – and we got lei’d upon arrival.

Yes – I went for the hokey Hawaiian tradition of getting flowers upon arrival so that we could feel as if we’d arrived, which of course we had. It was my 49th US State and my sibling’s 50th […]

Whatchamacallit 92: Navajo Turquoise Bracelet

I bought the above turquoise bracelet in 2013 while visiting New Mexico – the same trip when I bought Whatchamacallit 18, the Navajo Plant Dye Chart.

As I’ve noted before, I am not really a huge jewelry person, rarely wearing it. This is one of those things that I rarely wear. That’s not to say […]