Necklace chain around the world

I’m REPOSTING this blog from a few years ago because NOW is the time to make it happen in earnest!!





You know how people often write their name or do a doodle on a dollar bill/pound note in hopes of it coming back to them at some point?

Blend that with Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Pay It Forward, One Red Paperclip and the shared diamond necklace named Jewelia and you’ve got the incredible adventures of Koko, the necklace!

I’m donating the necklace I’m wearing (above) to this experiment to see where it travels.  I’ve called our necklace Koko for the supple, rich, chocolatey color, and the fact that it’s made from the Hawaiian Kukui nut bead.  Nothing too crazy in the naming process, huh? I figured the social experiment was exciting enough.  Part telephone game, part #SixDegreesOfKevinBacon, part it’s a small world after all.  Let’s see where we can send Koko, what fun things she gets to do…. and we’ll see how we’re all connected!


Here’s how it works:

Step 1:  Each participant (or, custodian as I’m calling us) will post a picture on their Twitter, Facebook and/or Instagram accounts sharing a short blurb about what they did whilst wearing Koko!  Be SURE to include @TracyMetro and #KokoChain in the post, so everybody can keep track of Koko’s whereabouts!

Step 2: Friend request me on your favorite social media platform and then we can DM or FB message the next steps about where to send Koko.

Step 3: Once I receive interest from the next custodian who wants to wear Koko, I’ll make the connection between you two.

Step 4: Each participant will pay to mail Koko to the next custodian… yes, even if it’s half way around the world!  Since it’s light, it can’t cost more than a few bucks/quid.  Just think, you’ll be a part of a global experiment… isn’t that worth a few shekels?

Step 5: I’ll share the details of Koko’s adventures here at my blog including a map of her travels.


Maybe Koko will find herself in a remote village in the Hunan Province in China worn by a woman who’s a teacher?  On the wrist of a tax accountant on tax day?  Or, on the runways of Paris during Fashion Week?  Might be kinda neat to see Koko tied to the scrubs of a brain surgeon who’s just performed a life-saving operation!  Perhaps she’ll wind up around Robin Roberts’ neck on Good Morning America or Lorraine Kelly’s neck on her show Lorraine?  The possibilities are endless, and only limited by our word of mouth.

I’m excited to see where she goes & what does she does… so far Koko has been to the following places:

Los Angeles, California (posted this blog!)
Palm Springs, California (went on holiday)
Potomac, Maryland (went to the grocery store)
London, UK (went to the post office)
Irvine, California (went to work)


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