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9 December 2011

All That Glisters

I finally got around to buying the Oliver Bonas jewellery stand I recommended in my Christmas gift guide for girls. For the past few months, I've been using a hand sculpture of Papa's (a bit like this one from Fishs Eddy, although with the all the palmistry standards marked on) but because I have so many necklaces, no matter how carefully I layered them on the hand, I would tangle at least two of the necklaces at least once a week.

On my new jewellery stand, there are enough hooks to hang most of my favourite necklaces, although I've left a couple of my chunkier pieces hanging on my mirror. There's also a place to hold my bracelets and (hidden next to the bird at the top) my Kate Spade 'open spade' ring. The only downside is that the gold-coloured version of the stand was out of stock but I can live with my gold necklaces 'clashing' with the silver stand.

The following necklaces are pictured (left to right): purply-pink pendant from The Market NYC (similar design); hot pink chalcedony from Etsy (similar design); (behind bracelets) multicolour beads on a copper chain by Little0 via Etsy; green semi-precious stone with three gold hoops on a gold chain (from a street market in NoHo); turquoise chalcedony from Etsy; initial 'B' necklace from Delicate Raymond at The Market NYC; gold star necklace from The Market NYC (similar design); copper hoop on a gold chain from Andrew Clark Creations at Green Flea; my beautiful, long, multicoloured wrap necklace from Kate Spade.

Yes, most of my necklaces come from New York markets or from Etsy. I just find it hard to find simple but stylish, colourful and well-constructed jewellery from shops in the UK. Accessorize jewellery often looks and feels cheap and there's the danger of wearing the same piece as someone else.

2 comments:

  1. Can you tell me the name of the designer for the purple/pink pendant from the market nyc? I have one from there as well but cannot remember the designer's name!

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  2. Unfortunately, I can't remember either. I did try to track the name of the designer down when I wrote a post about my trip to New York but didn't have any luck. Sorry! There are some similar designs on Etsy but they may not be as nice.

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