I packed both Store-bought and Designers piece with me... even though I didn't exactly know if I would find anybody as a new host to give them to.
So.... weird enough, during my entire 10 days stay in Germany, not once I got the desire to wear them. It didn't even strike me as an odd thing. I just don't feel like wearing jewelry these past few years. I have been designing and working with jewelry for the past 13+ years... and somehow had enough of it for a while. The only thing I actually wear every day is a necklace (made by 7 diffreent necklaces given to me by my grandmother) that has a lot of pendants on it.... each one given to me by a friend or bought by me at a special occasion. (when you scroll down you can see one image from the necklace on a coffee table when I was in Hamburg).
Needless to say the two pieces never left my bag for almost the entire trip. Still.... somehow I felt they were a part of the whole journey. I spent 6-7 days visiting a friend in Berlin, and another 2 days in Hamburg visiting another friend - a former collegue of mine from Savannah College of Art and Design.
I will not go into too much details... but the entire trip was a great experience! A lot of new people that I met, lots of house parties, lots of work unfortunatelly (great to be working remotely online though), as well as a lot of time spent in nature surrondings (in Hamburg I stayed with a friend who lived in the countryside).
See images below and maybe it will give you a short overview what I have, (with the Wanderers in my backpack) have experienced.