AYDAH Foundation

Advancing Health and Improving Youth self development

African Youth Development and Health Foundation,

a non-profit group, organized to

Establish, Prevent and Maintain a comprehensive and efficient healthcare delivery to the youth and underserved communities

Provide opportunities and inspire the Youth through Education, Employment and Empowerment 

Jewelry Past Times

I've saved a lot of old jewelry I used to wear as a child and teenager. Some of the pieces are just too fun and sentimental to give away. These are a few that I particularly loved and wore often.

It's no surprise that I got the leather braided bracelet with my name on it from Disneyland. I was about ten years old and wore it all the time! I don't remember when or where I got the Beauty and the Beast charm bracelet but I obviously wore this one an awful lot. It's been broken (and missing a charm) for as long as I can remember. I had Beauty and the Beast everything when I was little and saw the movie eleven times in the theatre, once at the El Capitan in Hollywood!

The necklace with the shell may look familiar to those who loved American Girl. It's a replica of Addy's necklace that my mom and I made. I had the Addy and Josefina dolls and most of the books from each doll available. I remember being obsessed with the Minnie Mouse piece, I think I was a toddler when I wore it. I had a jewelry box that I'd use to pick out what accessories I'd wear whenever we were going out. Definitely a little fashionista! The Angel necklace I got as a teenager from Icing or Claire's. I often wore anything that said "Angel" or "Princess". I had a very vain stage back then. There was a blue tank I had that said "Spoiled" and a pink t-shirt with blue glittered text that said "It's all about me.". It's ok, you can laugh.

What were some of your favorite jewelry pieces? Do you still have any of them?