I made a choker for myself in high school out of cheap costume jewelry beads.
It featured a ridiculously large pink bead as a sort of pendant.
I still have it, but I do not wear it every day.
There's just something about cheap costume jewelry that turns me on; I saw Desperately Seeking Susan too many times, I think. Ditto Pretty in Pink.
There was a bow-legged cowboy at my school who even spoke with a wretched drawl, to spite his decidedly Northern roots.
In fifth grade we had a fight about the South Pole. I said everything is north of it, and he said I was wrong.
Also blonde, and therefore even more wrong.
One day junior year I passed him in the hall, and he said, "Them are some real purty jewels you got..."
And I don't think he meant it.