Wear Your Bling While You Do Your Thing Homesteading Basics: Jewelry You Can Wear While Homesteading

Is it Safe to Wear Jewelry While You’re Homesteading?

Homesteading can be some pretty rough work. If you’re not digging in the dirt or hauling materials, you’re building things and planting. It’s a tough job. And the question Marjory is going to answer today is, “Can you wear jewelry while you’re homesteading?”

Marjory likes to look good when she’s out working on her land, and she usually does wear some bling while she’s out there. So how does she do this without ruining her jewelry or getting hurt? As you’ll see – it all depends on choosing the right jewelry for the job.

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Picking Jewelry that’s Appropriate for Work (Real Work)

The most obvious concern is that you would be likely to ruin fancy, fine jewelry if you wore it out for work on the homestead. And you won’t catch Marjory digging in diamonds. The jewelry she chooses is rugged, and tough enough to survive a hard day’s work without getting broken up.

Another concern is safety. Homesteading often involves power tools, and you need to be very cautious about wearing anything – jewelry or clothing – that hangs loose from your body when you’re using power tools of any kind. One of the key factors Marjory always checks for before she goes out to work is to make sure that any jewelry she has will come off easily if it gets caught on a post, a fence, or especially on a power tool. The bracelets she shows in the video below are a great example.

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Homesteading in Jewelry

A couple of months ago, Marjory got bitten by a copperhead snake. If you missed that story, you can read all about it here: How I Got Bit By a Venomous Snake, Treated it at Home, and Lived to Tell the Tale. While she was fighting off the venom, she had a spiritual experience of sorts. She received a message that told her she needed to start paying much more attention to her breathing. She needed to breathe deeply and steadily, and she needed to concentrate on that throughout all aspects of her life.

Marjory took that message seriously. She decided that she would start wearing a bracelet at all times, as a constant reminder that she should focus on her breathe and not forget to practice deep breathing. Here’s Marjory to tell you about it herself:

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Michael has been the resident editor at The [Grow] Network since January 2015. Michael grew up in St. Louis, where he became a lover of nature - hiking and fishing his way through the Ozark hills in Missouri. He attended Baylor University in Waco, TX, and he currently lives in Austin. Michael has background experience in small-scale farming, commercial growing, vegetable gardening, landscaping, marketing, and software development. He received his Permaculture Design Certification from the Austin Permaculture Guild in 2013.


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92 Comments
  • Sara

    I feel so happy to know I am not the only ‘f e m a l e’ that wishes to feel and look feminine and b e a u t i f u l . . . even if I’m working hard and getting dirty! ๐Ÿ˜€ Almost all the jewelry I own is silver and they are the only things I never mind polishing. I enjoyed this video and actually enjoy all your videos. I would be very interested in a video related only to the metal silver. Thank you for creating and sharing this video. Viva la difference! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Kissiah Aiken

    I’m interested in hearing about silver!

  • Annie

    Hi Marjorie and the rest of the gang,

    Yes, would love to hear more about your ideas regarding silver. I personally appreciate silver myself, wear a very simple eternity ring that acts as a symbol of a spiritual commitment I made in 2012, and also have used and have great respect and appreciation for the amazing effects of colloidal silver, for both our animal and human family.
    Would love to hear your thoughts regarding silver!

  • Profile photo of Jacqueline

    I’ve always liked bracelets. But also earrings and pins. As long as the earrings aren’t too long, they make me feel good. With pins I like to have fun and whenever I see them, tin pins of bugs are my favorites.
    I want to hear the controversial story!!!

  • Yes we can look beautiful while we’re homesteading. I wear beautiful earring almost everyday; while in the garden, clean the coop, milking goats, etc. I have a copper bracelett that I wear alot, but I’ve found it can snag on the fence or other things. I had wore my wedding ring for almost 18 years doing everything, but have found that it is starting to snag on work gloves, so I take it off for gardening and for heavy work now.

    I personally would love to hear more about silver.
    Thanks!

  • Sheila Whisenand

    I am also interested in hearing about silver.

  • Joyce

    I would love to hear about your silver jewelry properties. I presume they are healing?
    Thanks for your articles.

  • Darleen Snyder

    I am very interested in hearing about the silver. If by some chance you don’t post it would you send me a copy of it any way.

  • Deborah Sauter

    Yes Marjory, We all want to know about the true value of silver!

  • Susan

    Please tell me about silver

  • Lisa

    You have piqued my interest about the silver story. Hope you will tell us more.

  • Celia

    C’mon Marjorie, don’t leave us hanging….

  • Diana Dodge

    1st Marjory, please put the saw blade down! I was hyperventilating while trying to focus on your story about Silver. Yes, I want to know more about silver. Whew, you were scaring me there!

    • Terri

      The saw has a blade cover that engages as it moves to up (off) position. There is no way to have that blade ‘down’ unless it is running/cutting if you are using it correctly. You don’t need to be afraid of it. She was perfectly safe. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jo Vitek

    Yes, Marjory, please tell us about silver!

  • Marillyn Ratliff

    Bring on the silver.

  • Gayle Lawson

    Yes Marjory, Please tell us about silver.

  • Ketsani

    Marjorie, I am now curious about hearing about your silver story. i love silver and I especially like the tribal style. So please post.

  • Jonica

    Please share your interest in silver. Thanks

  • Terri Powers

    I would also like to hear about the true value of silver

  • Cristine Fellows

    Way to leave a cliffhanger…of course we want to hear about silver!!!

  • Pam

    Yes, please … silver! I love silver.

  • Maria

    Hmmm…I’m intrigued!

  • Charles Watson

    Please, Do tell about silver

  • Joy Killeen

    Love to know the true value of silver, my youngest son has invested in silver for his future retirement ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you Majorie. PS love this site

  • Mary Thayer

    I love to wear earrings!! I make sure mine have clasps that keep them on my ears even though I am turned upside down…but these also are easy release, just in case! And, of course, mine are always silver…so I’m adding my vote for hearing your theory about silver! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lara

    i always where a cheap but pretty watch with a second hand and wedding band ( the chickens love it, bees don’t care), Stud diamond earrings and a silver bracelet usually native American or Mao tribal. I have never had a any trouble with them. Please do tell us your silver story. Been collecting silver coin for years!

  • Ruth Daby

    I too want to hear about silver!

  • Rhonda Mann

    I’d love to hear about Silver!

  • Emjay

    Me too! We’re girls. Spill about the silver…

  • Profile photo of Mary Earhart

    Yes, I want to hear about silver!

  • Nancy

    Would love to hear your thoughts on silver please!

  • Please tell us about the silver!

  • Kim Little

    Yes, please tell us the true value of silver.

  • Roxanne

    I am very interested in hearing about silver.

  • Tammy

    Would love to hear about silver!!

  • Loreen

    Yes, please do tell

  • CaptTurbo

    I’m a gold and silver bug. I make my own ionic and colloidal silver at home. the stuff has many uses.

  • Gail

    Yes, let’s Hear it!

  • Cheryl

    My main connection to silver is colloidal silver and I too make my own, but am interested in the other uses for this metal.

  • Alba

    Yes, yes, yes, Marjorie ~tell us more about silver.

  • Absolutely, I would love to hear something controversial and true that we all need to hear. Thanks for giving us that opportunity Marjory!

  • Linda

    yes, please do share your thoughts. You always have valuable knowledge to share

  • Darin

    Please tell us your opinion on silver. Now we are curious!

  • leith

    Yes for the silver story.

  • nina hastings

    love the copper bracelet . and i would love to hear about silver

  • Hey Marjorie…much thanks for sharing; I wear a wedding band and a necklace that doesn’t dangle. That’s it. Bracelets are very feminine and beautify a womyn, even and, especially, while getting dirty!
    Most of your commentators are interested in silver, but I’m sure they’re not thinking in the same way you are. Yes, talk about silver as a commodity, as my friends have been buying it for years, and while that’s a conteraversal subject, I just have a feeling that most of these wimmin posting have NO idea about that aspect of silver! Wimmin need to know about financial investments too!

  • al

    I’m another who loves controversy and wants to hear more about the silver.

  • Esther Pond

    I would also like to know about silver?

  • Laurie Rogers

    Please post the story on silver please. I came across these silver threaded sheets in an indiegogo campaign and am contemplating purchasing; however they are a bit pricey. What do you think of sleeping on silver coated fiber sheets?
    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/silvon-bedding-basics-reimagined-sleep/x/12704016#/

  • Alison

    Yes, Marjorie I enjoy wearing silver too! Please lets here more about it.

  • Bernice

    Hi Marjoree,

    I would Love to hear the sotry about silver. It is my fave metal and what I wear all tthe time.

    cheers and thanks so much for all you do.

    B

  • I wear a hopi silver medalion of the path of life that I have worn for 50 years and behind it a tourquioise ring I wore for 40 and a celtic heart and cross given to me by my son and late husband .I no longer wear any rings as I found them dangerous in working with my horses. My husband made our wedding rings out of silver with a little mushroom on it.We both lost them as well as other jewelery treasures and have found ancient treasures in the soil while growing foods here on this ancient homestead. I made our hand embroidered wedding clothes .I sold it for gas money after we got married and do not even have a photo but that is ok. . Only we attended our wedding. I put my necklace under my t shirt so It is not ever catching on anything. It is on a cord not a chain. I also have a lot of hair to my waist and it is kept braided as well as up and under a bandana when I am outside . I always wear long pants and boots . I only wear silver and copper .Thank you for your interesting posts .

  • Diane

    Yes, tell us about the silver!!

  • Lisa

    Yes, Marjorie, will you please share the story about silver? I’m very interested in the value and knowledge of it.

  • Judy

    ditto Marjorie !!!

  • Loved the girly video. Yes, we do like a little bling. It’s fun. I daily wear my emergency notification bracelet and a watch. I also wear a jade bracelet for its healing benefit. My ring is silver as I, too, have read of silver’s benefit. I have a friend who wears a cuff bracelet that has silver, copper, and gold intertwineed. I truly believe our bodies search out the elements it needs, even in jewelry.
    Love your videos. Keep them coming.

  • Regan

    Marjory, how about some hearing protection while using that saw? One can’t grow new ears!

  • Rene'

    I am always up for hearing about one of my favorite metals. Many folks don’t realize just how precious silver can be. Please share more.

  • Tammy

    Silver yes ! Tell us please !

  • Don’t let too many people know the true value of silver – the price will go up! And I’d love to hear what you have to say about it.

  • gb

    yes, the silver story, PLEASE!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    personally all I ever wear is one fairly plain ring. Having worked in nursing for many years I had no need for dangle stuff that gets in the way….. even ear rings were a bother with a stethoscope. So very seldom do I jewel up ๐Ÿ™‚ I am woman enough to not need extra to make me feel more female, hahaha But I was thinking of the native Indians, they wore jewelry – if one can believe the movies some- so what ever is your fancy, go for it, as long as it is appropriate for the job at hand!

  • StarRider

    My favorite bracelet is Mexican silver. Not sure of the actual silver content right now, need to google. What about buying silver coins? Yay or Nay? Or small silver bars?
    With short gray hair, earrings need to have some sort of color. I’m leaving the dangling earrings behind and concentrating on studded earrings for future, especially when kayaking and working in yard/garden. Will need to make a purchase, what about Black Hills Gold? It’s not exactly silver though. I can only make one quality purchase for earrings.

  • Leslie

    Would love to hear/read more on silver.

  • Kathy

    Do tell! What have you learned about silver?

  • Stephanie

    I haven’t been keeping up to date on Grow Network articles as I’d like (just glancing at dates of comments), but am thankful you are posting highlights at year’s end. That said, I’m intrigued by your comment shortly before the end of the video clip about silver. Thanks for sharing a broad spectrum of info to folks, Marjory.

  • Shari Ryerson

    Even pierced earrings are a no no. I was wearing a nice little diamond and garnet earring and forgot to take them out after Sunday service. When I went to check on my chickens I just had to pick up a favorite Buff Orpington and wham. She plucked that earring right out of my ear and down it went. Not in the dirt, but you know where. Chicken for dinner and my earring back … or not. I figure it will turn up someday. I’m saving for a metal detector.

  • Yes, I do want to hear; my daughter went to college to become a jeweler and in her senior year they told her we wouldn’t be digging for jewels, and that was a little disturbing to someone who studied all about them, but needless to say, there are many antiques and family heirlooms, and other wonderful pieces, like silver bracelets, that are more adaptable to the new lifestyle we have assumed since she graduated. Please tell us about silver!

  • Sherrie

    A woman doesn’t need jewelry to be beautiful. True beauty comes from within not from bling. I quit wearing rings years ago because my fingers would swell. Occasionally I’ll wear a bracelet or necklace but usually not while working on the homestead. I gave all my earrings away to my daughter and granddaughters since I never wear them anymore. My earlobes would always swell whenever I wear them for more than an hour or so, so I figured, “why bother?” I’ve always preferred gold to silver. Care should be taken too with clothing, strings from hoodies and the like can be dangerous also – tuck them in. Be safe out there.

  • Cindy

    Hi Marjorie, I would definitely be interested in hearing about silver. Thanks so much for all you do!

  • ellen

    Seems like you kinda cut this one short. What about rings ? Would be interested in hearing about silver. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

  • Dennis Dieterich

    I am an EMT and strongly recommend NO rings. Not that you may lose them (which you may if they are at all loose) but if the get caught on anything you finger may get ripped off with it. If have treated those injuries and they are not pretty. No farmer I know wears a ring while working and most not at all.

  • my jewelry is not specific to look beautiful. It is more about the sentimental value. My (short and thin) golden necklace my husband (then fiancรฉ) gave me as a promise to marry me. Het could not give me a ring: on my left ring finger there’s a ring that can only get off when my hands are very cold, even then not easily. My grandmother gave it when I was a teenager, she had it since many years, but could not wear it; my fingers were thinner and I was her first grandchild. This ring is made of white gold and has a very tiny diamond in it. On my right ring finger there’s my wedding ring (only smooth gold).

  • Peggy Garnes

    as a beekeeper and animal caretaker, I always have worn jewelry! I wear sentimental earrings and numerous rings (despite the chance of being stung!)on a daily basis ….

  • elaine

    I wear no jewelry but healed my Lymes disease w colloidal silver and have a hedge investment in silver. Would love to hear your silver viewpoint and your healing the snakebite story.

  • Mike

    Love your vids and would love to hear your views about silver. I already agree with your statement about it having a deleterious effect on economy if it was ever valued to what it should be:-)
    Thanks! Keep up the great work.

  • Andrea

    Yes please Marjory, would love to hear your info about silver as it is more than my favourite, there is a very strong feeling of connection with the few jewellery items I wear – cannot wear gold it feels alien. Thank you for yet another thought provoking article!

  • C. F.

    Bring on your thoughts regarding silver!

  • Marilyn L.

    Yes, I would be very interested to know more about the importance of silver. I have always felt it to be true.

  • Nancy

    Please post your information on silver.

  • Oh, yes, let’s hear about silver.

    I have to be aware of what my goats will find attractive and nibble on, both in terms of jewelry and clothing. When they see me in something new to them they really, really want to mouth it. Lean over and there goes the new hat….

  • Wila

    Oh please tell us how you feel about the magical lunar silver… Thank you for bringing pioneer women back to mainstream.

  • Tami

    Silver. . .only metal I can wear; but I don’t wear any jewelry on the homestead to honor the promise my husband gave me that he wouldn’t wear his wedding band or watch as a remodeler. Would appreciate knowing your thoughts about silver.

  • David Lee

    I wear my wedding band and a cheap watch and sometimes I don’t wear the watch. My stomach growling tells me what time it is. Of course, I am not the bling kind of guy.

  • Wanda

    NO special piece of jewelry is worth losing a finger (or worse) over. I’m a farmer. My rule of thumb has always been – work with tools, equipment, large animals, ALL jewelry gone.

  • Margaret Payne

    I too would like to hear more about silver.

  • Wendel Adams

    tell us about your silver thoughts.

  • Lisa

    I would love to read your post on silver!

  • Ashley

    Let’s talk about silver! Please

  • Rebecca

    I would like to know the information about silver.

  • Joyce J.

    I really enjoy your videos. I want to know about silver also. I have a pair of small silver hoop earrings that I wear 24/7. I sleep in them and shower in them.

  • Katarina Todorovic

    Loved your outlook to both life and silver! Thank you for helping me find my way around in something completely new to me! You are a great support for me, and really enjoying watching your videos and some of your advice I’ve already incorporated in my everyday life in Belgrade in Serbia, Europe, and believe me, it’s not easy living here and understanding your healthy outlook to everhing that really matters in life! Kind regards from Katarina

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