Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Calling all Jane Austen-ites and Jane Eyre lovers, too!

Check out my beautiful Jane Austen bracelet custom-made by Kim's Gems. Kim makes lovely and unique jewelry and had been making this style of bracelet using Broadway poster images, old French poster designs, etc. I asked if she could make a Jane Austen bracelet for me since Kim usually makes her elastic bracelets with 7 different pictures decoupaged on painted wood. Jane wrote 6 novels so I chose different covers that I liked by cruising bookstores on the Internet. For the 7th piece, I asked Kim to include a portrait of Jane. I LOVE this bracelet! It's lightweight and fits nicely -- doesn't move around all over your wrist and there isn't one anywhere else just like this one!

Kim can paint the wood pieces in just about any color and also lets you select the color of beads you would like to separate the pieces -- I chose clear. Kim also makes darling metal bookmarks with charms -- I have a fab one with a tiny high heel shoe hanging from the top. If you like my bracelet and have ideas of your own (or, if you don't, Kim can help you), email her at Tell her you saw Jane on my blog!

Speaking of 'Jane' there's a new version of Jane Eyre coming to the theaters soon! I loved the last one I saw on Masterpiece with Toby Stephens (Maggie Smith's son) and Ruth Wilson but I'm always up for a new version. The new one stars Mia Wasikowska as Jane and Michael Fassbender as Rochester. Oh, and Judi Dench plays Mrs. Fairfax. It's always great to see her. This new version is due to be released March 11 in the U.S.


  1. Fabulous-looking bracelet. And I read that Cousin D is getting one, too. You always start the trends in fashion.

  2. Kim has made a number of different bracelets in lighter colors, too. I just happened to like black (as you know) so went with it. My bracelet with the French posters is actually a brown one.