Friday, 10 August 2012
My Jewellery and Other Knick-Knacks
I fancied a break from makeup writing today and instead wanted to share my little jewellery and trinket corner. I picked up both the jewellery stand and mini drawers from my local Cargo shop, after being inspired by Everyday Beauty to change the way I store my pretty things. It's rather nice to have my favourite pieces of jewellery displayed like this as it gives me pleasure to see them, even when I'm not wearing them.
These last two necklaces were both made by the super talented lady behind The Fushigi Shop (and writer of Worship at the House of Blues, of course). Be Careful What You With For is the more recent purchase of the two and I'm very attached to the little heart with wings. I bought the Sweetheart Molasses Impression necklace almost a year ago now as a wedding anniversary present to myself and I always get comments when I wear. It's always a delight to tell people that it was made by a friend.
Both of these troll style beads were made by the artisan Summersday who sells through Dawanda. The Anaconda murano glass bead cost €10.50 and the Shabby Chic flower bead cost €12.00. As you can see, I haven't got round to buying a silver troll bead bracelet to put them on yet, instead I wear them on a necklace chain. Having gone back to look at Summersday's Dawanda store might just prompt me into action though!
I bought this 10m2 bracelet about a month ago after years of admiring them. I love it but after reading the warning note that arrived with it saying not to get it wet, I do feel a bit paranoid when washing my hands and often forget to put it back on again after washing up. Hopefully I'll relax a bit when it's not so 'new'. I purchased this from Orit London and it cost £80.
This ArtDeco style ring was a gift from my Mum, so it is of unknown origin. I love the style and shape and I'm looking forward to giving this its first outing.
My trinket drawers contains a bit of a mix of items that I want to have easily to hand without having them out on display. The pretty pump tube to the right of the drawers is the Renouve natural handsantizer which I am currently testing.
In the top drawer I have new makeup that I'm testing or waiting to photograph. In the middle drawer, I have my Model Mirror and iPod shuffle with the earphones I use for running. The bottom drawer houses nail polishes that I intend to use and don't want to lose in my big box. My current nail polish storage is a big box which isn't particularly satisfactory. I really want to buy an Alex drawer system so that I can store both my makeup and nail polishes together in my wardrobe but I confess that a trip to IKEA holds about as much appeals as a trip to the dentists!
After writing this post, I realise I probably should have entitled it 'What's on my windowsill?'. Do you like to have jewellery and other knick-knacks out on display, or do you prefer to have everything tidied away?