Thursday, May 21, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Apple Core Necklaces

Apple core necklaces -- for some reason these were all the rage in the late 1970's.  Everyone wore them.   Fruit themed jewelry was popular with preteen and teen girls;  I'm not sure why.  It would be interesting to find a few Seventeen magazines from this vintage and look through them for trends like this.  Do you remember these necklaces?  This is one retro trend that I don't want to repeat. 

4 comments:

Bob Gilliland said...

Wow...I had completely forgotten about these necklaces. I do remember the girls wearing these when I was in school.

Birdhouse Books said...

I had forgotten about them until recently too! They were very trendy in the 1970's. :-)

Casper said...

While I cannot speak for the rest of America (or anywhere else, for that matter), in the 1970's era San Francisco Bay Area, there was a very popular TV show, and one of the characters wore an applecore necklace. The show was called The Charley And Humphrey Good Stuff Hour. It starred 2 puppets: a horse named Charley Horse, who always wore boating attire, and a dog named Humphrey Hambone, who wore a sweatshirt with 2 necklaces: an applecore and a half-peeled orange.

Due to the popularity of the show (even adults watched), the necklaces became very popular. I was 13 when I bought mine. I still have it, and am wearing it even now!

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks, Casper! That is really interesting about the tie-in to the popular 1970's show. I had no idea!