Friday 14 December 2018

Christmas jewellery: Yes or No?

Christmas jewellery: Yes or No?

Do you wear themed Christmas jewellery? By that, I mean- Christmas bauble earrings or a Christmas tree brooch. Anything that is shaped into a Christmas theme. So Christmas trees, baubles, snowmen, Father Christmas and bell jewellery are worn during this festive season. 

Or do you stick to your normal pieces? Maybe just add a little sparkle with your diamante jewellery?

So which is it? Yes ( I wear Christmas jewellery) or no (I just wear ordinary fashion jewellery) 

Me, I just love Christmas. so I don't need any excuse to bring out my collection of themed jewellery. I have now plenty of Christmas brooches to choose from. With a few Christmas necklaces to wear. As well as shaped sprout earrings or little baubles for my ears. Especially at Christmas parties and on Christmas day. 
Every year I add to my collection. This year, I added 5 brooches. A Christmas tree brooch, Father Christmas brooches and an angel brooch. Wearing them throughout December and finally packing them away on Boxing day for next year. 

Jewellery holds memories for me. Next year, when I unpack my Christmas jewellery. I will treasure the memories that each brooch, necklace, bracelet or earring holds. When I last wore them or a memorial Christmas event. Jewellery isn't just for show. it is a keepsake that is long-lasting.

Christmas jewellery for this year.     

Just a few pictures of the Christmas jewellery we have on sale this year on our vintage and handmade jewels website. 

Eeyore Christmas brooch by Disney
Eeyore Christmas brooch by Disney

Silver Christmas tree cameo necklace handmade
Silver Christmas tree necklace by Hemlock & Rose.

Bone china Scottish thistle brooch vintage
Bone China purple thistle vintage brooch for New Year celebrations

Green enamel reindeer brooch
Green reindeer stag brooch.
Clear diamante stretch ring in antique silver

Red & black rhinestone vintage bracelet attributed to Empire Made

Rainbow Victorian antique brooch

Golden Christmas bauble earrings
Golden Christmas tree bauble earrings

So have a great Christmas and a happy New Year. Wear those Christmas jewels and save for next year.

Saturday 26 May 2018

New Necklaces book review by Geek Jewellery

New Necklaces book review by Geek Jewellery

Another book and another opinion. Is it worth buying this fabulous book entitled "New Necklaces" 400 designs in contemporary jewellery by Nicolas Estrada?

Well having obtained and read many books on both vintage and today's jewellery - this is a must. Especially if you like the little bit of Geek or something very different from the normal in your neck jewellery. It is full of clear images and descriptions of contemporary necklaces and with each turn of the page, more just jump out and fire your imagination. Okay, so many you would not wear, but many you would. Just like some of the clothes displayed on a fashion show. These necklaces are inspirational and daring. Fabulous use of mixed media in some cases and traditional silver and gold in others.
Many people tend to stick to the same boring designs that are "In fashion" and available in their hundreds and thousands. But why follow the crowd - when this amount of necklaces in so many fashionable designs are available.  

What this jewellery book contains.

It has 400 images of cool jewellery from statement necklaces to fine silver and gold necklaces and beads designed and made by jewellery designers around the world. Big and bold pieces to small and neat. Just love the designs that are totally unusual.

From using new material and many different kinds of materials. This book also has many designs made from recycled items.
How cool is this teddy bear necklace by Soyeon Kim? who also has a pink rabbit toy necklace depicted.

 Take a look at this fabulous book. It was first published in 2016 and is available at all good book retailers now.

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Solihull, West Midlands, United Kingdom
I preserve the past. Researching family and local history. Finding about mine and other people's ancestors, is just one of my passions. I also love vintage costume jewellery made here in the UK. I write about my finds and like to research.