This photo is from Halloween 2005. Our friends Donna and Mo threw an amazing Halloween party in their to-die-for Italian villa; here I am with my dear friend and then-co-worker, Debbie. At the time I had long blond
The great thing about becoming a redhead in Italy (or Europe in general) is that they wear a lot of crazy shades of red hair, from flame orange to deep burgundy, and I got to try them all out without people looking at me like I was crazy! :) I went brighter in the summer and darker in the fall and winter. When it got closer to us coming back to the States I started going towards more natural shades, which I think I'll stick with for a while. :) A lot of people are surprised when they compliment me on my haircolor and I tell them it's from a bottle; my coloring lends itself to red hair, I guess. My Grandma Lois is a redhead (and was a "Beautician" as they used to call themselves) so she was thrilled to finally have a redheaded grandchild, ha ha! When we're seen together people say, "Oh, she got your red hair!" and we just laugh and say, "Yep!"
When I look back at photos from when I had long blonde hair I feel like I'm looking at a different person; I feel more like myself as a redhead! People ask Jason if I have that famous redhead personality and he smirks at me and says, "Oh, she's grown into it!" Ha ha, my funny guy. :P
And now, the contest: the first person to correctly guess what I was in the above photo will win one of my bamboo pendant necklaces! Like this one or this one:
Swirls belongs to Sooz and Art belongs to Katie so it won't be either of these but now you know what I'm talking about. :) AND, just to be fair and fun and since it's Halloween and I want to give away treats
Since a couple of people e-mailed me to let me know they'd be stalking my etsy, I thought I'd let you know I've been having photography problems
I have two sets in white/off-white:
And one set in dark green/brown/blue/plum:
The pendant is about 1 3/4" by 1/2" and the chain is 20", long enough to go over a sweater or turtleneck. :) They're very delicate and pretty, and handmade by me with freshwater pearls wire-wrapped with sterling silver wire onto a fine silver handmade and hammered "frame." The earrings are sterling silver hooks with wire-wrapped pearl drops. Each set of necklace and earrings is $45... e-mail me at createbeautydaily(at)gmail.com to order, first come first served, and please specify which color you'd like. :)
Have a safe and happy Halloween!
Update: Heather was the first to correctly guess my costume! Great job, Heather, I should have known that you'd know it right away! :) Everyone else continue to comment and I'll draw names on Sunday evening! :)