There were five of us, comparing our bling. We were all struggling writers so there weren't any diamonds or pearls to show off but there were some beautiful creative pieces with wonderful stories to match.
And then it was mine turn to show and tell.
I have three bracelets. One is made of wooden beads, bought from the $2 stand at the markets at the end of the best holiday ever. One was found in the street and brought home because 'it's so you Mum'. The other was pulled from the rewards treasure box at school. The class laughed at my son's girlie lucky dip and the teacher offered him another turn. But he said: I'll keep it for mum. She'll love this. And he forfeited his turn at a prize for himself.
Total street value of my bling, adjusting for the second hand value of the bracelet found in the street!, $3.50. True value: priceless.