Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Recent Jewellery Purchases

 I didn't get round to putting this post up last night like I said I would because I spent the majority of my evening/night having a domestic over the phone with my girlfriend be we pretty much ended up solving all of our problems so I'm glad that it happened. So here are my most recent jewellery buys, and 1 is from topshop, 1 from a charity shop, and the last 2 are from miss selfridge in the sale.

 I have wanted these skull earrings for some time now but just didn't really want to spend £6.50 on a pair of earrings that only look good as a pair, and because of my tunnel (which I have taken out now), I would only be able to wear one, but when i saw that they were half price, I sort of had to buy them. My tunnel has closed up quite a bit and I only took it out roughly 2 weeks ago. It was only stretched to 10mm so of course it would close fast. These skull earrings are quite heavy so I don't want to wear them yet cause they'll just make my ear sag and look pat butcher-esque.

 For about 3 years now (ever since I did my art GCSE exam where I decided to create a shell the size of a child for my final piece), I have had a real love for scallop shells. I am planning on getting a tattoo of one either on one of my fingers or on my arm. So, whenever I see a piece of jewellery that has any type of scallop shell imagery on it, I almost feel compelled to buy it. So I was in a charity shop with my girlfriend, and we were looking at all of the ornament and jewellery cabinets, and then i saw these gorgeous earrings! I'm not planning on wearing them with that many shells still attached to the earring, because that would look slightly ridiculous, I mean I know I love them, but I don't want to look OTT, so I'm planning on making a necklace with the excess shells that I remove. 

 I've been wanting a hand harness for a while now, but just haven't been prepared to spend £10 on a flimsy chain that I don't even know that I'll even wear a lot, so I saw this in the sale in miss selfridges, for wait, £1!! I literally could not believe it. There was no doubt about whether or not I was going to buy it. I have yet to wear it because it clashes with the rest of my gold jewellery, but on a night out I will definitely wear it as the statement piece of my hand/wrist jewellery. 

This was actually a head harness thing, but I thought that it would look lovely as a necklace and so cut off the middle chain which would have gone down the center of your head. I also took 2 of the crystal gems out of the middle link as I just thought it made it look a bit tacky. It doesn't look as nice close up apparently haha, but in r/l it does look really nice.

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