Staying out of Treble: Music-Inspired Bling Under $50

Ah, music.  From gym playlists to concerts, tunes that let us get our groove on are always good in our book. Whether we’re chatting about Beyonce’s impressive rap skills in her latest song with husband Jay-Z, Future, and DJ Khaled “Top Off,” or reminiscing about music from back in the day (oh boy, that would be Def Leppard, Belinda Carlisle and Eddie Money for me) or excited about checking out a new local band, one thing’s certain: our enjoyment of music never goes away.

Music defines us. Many of my junior high memories are of playing the cello in school and getting hooked on REO Speedwagon and Cyndi Lauper. Of course, like many girls back then, I knew I’d eventually exchange vows with Rick Springfield. Well, perhaps Jack Wagner — remember his song, “All I Need” and his GH character Frisco?  Sigh.

Thriller, Material Girl and Eye of the Tiger

Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” was an eargasm before “eargasm” was even a word and anyone wearing plastic “Madonna” bracelets was in touch with her inner material girl. “Eye of the Tiger” was fierce enough to make my grandmother tap her toes. I recall (somewhat embarrassingly) blasting Air Supply as my friend MaryAnn and I used the handles of a jump rope as a “microphone,” belting out lyrics that stopped only when our Strawberry Quik sugar highs did.

And don’t even get me going on concerts and my ever-changing tastes in music. My first concert was in high school — a late-80’s Scorpions show. A decade later, I enjoyed a Judy Collins performance. (Is it too much to admit that I still sing “Send in the Clowns” in the shower?  I mean, tile echos make everyone sound awesome).  These days, I’m enjoying the cool tunes of The Slakas, a terrific classic rock cover band based out of southern New Hampshire (Billy Squier, Foreigner, Heart . . . ).  And my music collection on my phone? Wow. It has everything from Disturbed and Jewel to Bruno Mars and Bocelli.

See what we mean?  The very mention of the word “music” brings back memories and makes us want to crank up the tunes.

Music-Inspired Accessories

To publicly declare our love of toe-tappin,’ hip shakin’ goodness past and present, we found 10 pieces of music-inspired jewelry.  They’re fun to wear and and at under $50, that’s music to our ears.

Relativity Treble Clef Necklace

Silver treble clef pendant

Relativity Treble Clef Necklace, $25, Bonton.com

Guitar Pick Bracelet

Sterling Silver Guitar Ring

Treble Clef Earrings

Glass Charm Bracelet

Peace Love Music Bracelet

Personalized Music Pendant

Piano Keys Cuff Bracelet

Mini Music Notes Pendant

Treble Clef Lariat Necklace

Which is your favorite music-inspired accessory?