Apparently Wednesday is St. Patrick’s Day. I’d forgotten this. Pi Day I can remember no problem, but ol’ St. Patty has a way of slipping through the cracks in my brain (he shouldn’t feel too bad about this, there are a lot of cracks. Big ones. Crevasses? Canyons? Huge fissures in the Earth comparable to the Mariana Trench?). I think I forget because a) I’m not Irish, b) I don’t drink, and c) I’m not 10, and therefore the determination to wear green doesn’t run as deeply in me as it does others.
Since I remembered in time, I’ll be wearing my teeny tiny pearl shamrock necklace for the occasion. I’ve had it since I was little, so it’s both sentimental and a plausible choking weapon since it was designed to fit around a little neck. My neck is big, largely to support my crack-filled brain (not as illegal sounding in my head as it seems now). The fact that I’m going to need to refashion the necklace to prevent my face from turning blue as the rest of me is wearing green got me wondering about what other St. Patrick’s day jewelry is out there.
After a search on Etsy, I need to tell you: it’s not looking so good. Holiday-themed accessories are always a slippery slope; one false step and all of a sudden you’re at the bottom of the hill wearing a Halloween socks, a Santa pin that lights up, and a t-shirt that say “This is my Easter outfit” (didn’t think I remember that, did you mom?). Luckily for you, I waded through all the St. Patrick’s day cheese (moldy, moldy, green cheese) pretending to be jewelry, and found some pretty pieces. Perhaps I’ll wear one of these next year if my current shamrock necklace doesn’t do me in:
If you want to wear a shamrock, how about one of these:
If you’d prefer your jewelry just say “Ireland,” and not “ground cover,” try some of these:
And if you just like green:
So, have a lovely St. Patrick’s Day and, remember:
“Chaill me mo mhala,” which, if my Gaelic isn’t too rusty, roughly translates to, “enough with the corned beef and cabbage, already!”