Although I design and make my own pieces of jewellery I am forever purchasing jewellery. My friends often call me a magpie as I am addicted to anything shiny! I mostly buy costume jewellery pieces and my favourite High Street pieces as usually found in H&M, Freedom @ Topshop and on Asos.
Over the last few years I have found that I have been buying some more expensive pieces whilst on my travels. I have also found some unique and handmade pieces from some of the vintage fairs and markets I have attended and from online jewellery sellers. Here are some of the pieces I have bought over the last few weeks.
|Carol Lee $65|
First is the Sweet Stone Bracelet by American designer Carolee. I picked this up in Bloomingdales whilst in New York. I fell in love as soon as I saw it, it definitely ignited my inner magpie! The bracelet is a stunning collection of semi precious stones and it has hardly left my wrist since I bought it. When I purchased the company was also running a promotion where $5 from each sale was donated to Breast Cancer charities. Since getting home I have looked on the company website and I have added a New York City charm bracelet to my latest wish list.
Whilst in NYC i also went to a few markets. Whilst there I picked up two rings which I chose because I loved the unique designs. I have had a number of people asking me about them every time I wear them.
I picked up both of these rings for $25 from a stall in the Hells Kitchen Market. Unfortunately the seller did not have a website so I cannot post a link to her creations. I did pass on my email address and she assured me she will pass on the details of her site when it is up and running.
This weekend I was lucky enough to stumble upon a huge find of some gorgeous stamps, fabric and vintage sheets of music so I will be working hard over the next few weeks to make some new and unique pieces of jewellery. I have managed to source a number of US stamps so I am hoping to create a range inspired by my recent travels. I am also going to create a range to celebrate Great Britain to commemorate both the Diamond Jubilee and London 2012.
|Vintage Sheet Music Necklace £12|
|Floral Fabric Necklace £12|
What purchases have you made over the last few weeks? Laura xxx