Monday, 2 April 2012

Spring Jewels

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purfume - chloe, hair slides - marc by marc jacobs, long necklace - gogo philip, collar necklace - accessorize, plastic ring - 1970s vintage, earrings and aquamarine ring - gift

This post started off as a photography exercise really. I was shamelessly inspired by Carrie's jewellery box post and I wanted to practice taking photos of objects, and creating arrangements to photograph. Jewellery seemed like a good place to start because 1. it's pretty and 2. I have lots of it! I wanted to really take my time selecting items to photograph that worked together, laying them out on a backdrop (which is actually this top) and taking as many photographs as it took to get the shots just right. I'm not saying these photos are perfect but I am pretty happy with the results!

I have a lot of jewellery collected over the years from second hand stalls, high street shops and pretty boutiques, and following on from my quest to wear more of it this is what I have been wearing recently. Something about the lovely spring weather we've had recently lends itself to delicate gold pieces with the odd fun plastic bit thrown in. These are some of my more girly pieces of jewellery, and that's probably a pretty good assessment of what I am wearing right now - a lot of pink, pastels and frothy girlyness!


19 comments:

Alice said...

Such gorgeous jewels, I really have neglected my jewellery collection for far too long, but images like this inspire me to start collecting again xxx

Rachel, Cold Knees said...

lovely jewels! Carrie's post was gorgeous and you've inspired me now to give it a go on a suitably pretty duvet cover! xo

Hazzelnut said...

Those pieces really are beautifully delicate.
I have an obscene amount of jewellery. Think I need to follow your lead and wear other pieces than my trusty favourites....

Ciara Baron said...

I love that peter pan collar necklace.
You're photographed them beautifully!

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Tor said...

Those earrings almost make me wish I had pierced ears, they're gorgeous!

jessica sandoval said...

Oh my gosh, those golden bow bobby pins are ADORABLE! Your jewelry is so cute and dainty!

opportunityknits said...

Love the peter pan collar, its' a grown up way of wearing them! And that blue ring in the last photo is absolutely darling too.

daisychain said...

I love all of this, especially the gogo phillip!

Sherin said...

Love these pieces of jewellery. They're so pretty. I'm a massive jewellery wearer.

SabinePsynopsis said...

Such cute pieces. Love the colour-codedness and the 'background dots'. xoxo

My Hideaway said...

I did a post today on jewelry too! Specifically, on some earrings I just got from an Etsy seller. Your photos are so nice. :)

Kate said...

I love the dotty backdrop. Is that your peplum top? I feel like my jewellery collection really needs an overhaul, I have too much junk that I've just picked up from Primark because it cost a quid & never worn.

Steph said...

Pretty! I do not wear much jewllery. Perhaps I should start!

Style Eyes said...

I love the collar necklace. I have a pretty coat hook by my dressing table to hang all my necklaces on otherwise I would forget to wear them.

Marta said...

I bought Chloe for my friends birthday and I love it so much :)xx

─░pek said...

The collar necklace is amazing!

yiqin; said...

beautiful <3

Layla Chic said...

I love everything!!!!

Agnes Deer said...

Seems like your photography exercise turned out to be a precious post! :)