Saturday, September 4, 2010

In My Mailbox (10): Twilight Inspired

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.

This is going to be a Twilight focused IMM - more inspired by the movie than the book.

But first, here are the three books I picked up from the library this week:

Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher (for Banned Books Challenge)
Fruits Basket vol 10 by Natsuki Takaya
Finding My Voice by Maria G. Lee (for Banned Books Challenge

Now, onto Twilight...

The costuming for the Twilight Saga is one of my favorite things about the films. I especially like Bella's clothes, since I lean towards a low-key natural look. 

What I really love is the jewelry.

Ever since the first film, I've been obsessed with this bracelet:

I found a similar bracelet in Mexico last year and wore it religiously for 10 months. Unfortunately, when I was on vacation in February (a Mexican cruise, ironically), I think I left the bracelet in our cabin room. I typically wore it every day, but wasn't wearing it when we left since we were going to the airport. Regardless, I haven't seen the bracelet since. :-(

Ever since I've been looking for a replacement. There are lots of cheap, poor imitations of the bracelet out there (including the "official" replica). I figured that if I was going to buy it, I wanted something nice. So last week I ordered a high quality, nearly exact replica from Etsy. It arrived in the mail on Monday. Here it is:

I'm very pleased with it. The stone is beautiful and the detailing is perfect. The stone is smaller than I thought it would be, but it matches the picture almost perfectly, so I'm not blaming the seller. The seller was also bad about responding to my e-mails. It all turned out fine, but I was irritated. From all the positive reviews he has, I think I was an anomaly. I would highly recommend this bracelet. Check out his page (he doesn't have any bracelets currently for sale, but probably will in a week or so): Kevin44043

Here is some of the other accessories from Twilight, plus replicas - It's not "In My Mailbox" but it's inspired by the arrival of my bracelet in my mailbox this week:
Love this. I might buy it some day.

Bella mittens. Order them on Etsy here.

Bella's moonstone ring

Alice Cullen mittens

Alice's bracelets and necklace


  1. The bracelet you bought is beautiful; I can see why you'd want to wear it non-stop.

  2. I love the bracelet! It's so sad you lost the first one, but the replacement is beautiful. And Enjoy your books!

  3. i had this crazy idea that I would knit some bella gloves - it didn't happen!

  4. Your bracelet looks awesome. Like you I also noticed the jewelry in Twilight and I loved that bracelet as well.

    Your books look pretty good too. Enjoy!

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  5. The bracelet is beautiful! Thanks for highlighting all the beautiful jewlery in the Twilight movies :)

  6. I need to finish reading Fruits Basket! I think I got halfway through, and then was waiting for the rest of the series to be released, but I never picked them up again!

    Have a great weekend!

  7. Glad all turned out well and you got your bracelet, it is beautiful. I know just what you mean about the 'official' merchandise, it is pretty awful.

  8. A thousand and one fans would probably be reading themselves to sneak into your house and steal the merchandises, lol okay, I admit, me included. ^.^

  9. I just wanted to comment because I see you have Staying Fat... by Chris Crutcher in your mailbox - totally love that book - I tell all my students to read it! I have never read anything by Crutcher that I didn't love (I have not read everything he has written yet)and I suggest you check out his autobiography - sooo funny! Happy reading!

  10. Yeah for Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes! LOVE Chris Crutcher.

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