First off, I want to talk about memories versus reality. I had such fond memories of my jewelry shopping in Mexico in the late 1980's that I blogged about it. I had great expectations of digging my hands deep in to boxes of charms and earrings and pulling out little gems, I was actually worried about my budget. Shouldn't have worried, what my 17 year old self thought was amazing, my 40 year old self thought was JUNK. Funny how tastes change.
That did not stop me from searching and searching however- some of our friends could have possibly found it a little buggy.
In a little folk art shop in Playa Del Carmen I struck Mexican silver!! Hand cast in sterling by an 80+ year old woman. I am telling you- they screamed through the glass, "Allison we are here, we are here, we are here!" Yes just like in Horton Hears a Who, and I was the only one who could hear. I am wearing them right now.
Another lucky find was this necklace of antique (probably german) buttons, and plastic beads. I love the Mexican folk heart symbol, I have many of these around my house, but this tin heart on the necklace was just too good to leave behind. Each of the girls snapped up one until they were all gone. It goes perfectly with a tan.
This little lovely was only $11 so I wasnt even bothered that it was strung on actual sewing thread. I know a gal who can fix it!