9 May 2011

.....everything you do is galvanised in gold.


First off i would just like to say sorry about the amount of photos, oh dear i do get a bit carried away, i had a day off from work today which i made the most of and relaxed sat in the sun watched films and made my screen ready for printing, i am making patterned t-shirts, i also chilled in the sun and read my favorite pirate book, as research for a book i am writing and illustrating, i am totally obsessed with pirates i have been since i was a wee nipper, and i think my love of jewellery has stemmed from there. If you are a follower of my Tumblr you would have notice my love for all things colourful, silver and of course johnny depp-esque.

Dont worry this isnt a post about pirates, so cliche as the near pirates of the Caribbean film is coming out,  i just wanted to share with everyone the pieces of jewellery that i wear everyday, mainly the rings, necklaces and bracelets.

Above you can see my stash of rings i have over 250 silver rings which if i am honest i never wear, i sold a few at a carboot sale in falmouth a few summers ago to make some quick cash, and it broke my heart having to part with them they all hold so many memories i cant get rid of them, so from now on unless the piece means nothing to me i will get rid of it, but if i love it i will keep it forever.
My newest edition to my ring collection is the black and turquoise silver stone ring (in the middle) that i bought off ebay 2 weeks ago i didn't know the size but when i got it, it was a perfect fit and for £4.39 vintage 70's its a bargain, i can imagine an american hippie/rock chic wearing whilst rocking out to Jimi Hendrix, so not true but i like to think it is. I wish i could talk you through every piece but i will be here for ever, the pendant that is square in the top images of all my bits and pieces has two forget-me-not flowers in it, my dad bought it for me before i started my foundation degree at camberwell college of arts, (its from camden) so that when ever i am stressed out i can look at it and it will remind me of him i love my dad he is a bit softy at heart!

All my bracelets are either rags of old shirts, festival bands (beach break 2009 1st ever festival) or ribbon from birthday presents, one of my prize pieces isn't made of silver its a bracelet my little brother found on a beach in cornwall after i finished my 1st term of uni, he told me to keep hold of it so i would never be alone, it has a little eye on it so he can keep and eye on me and see that i am safe, i do love my family :)
jewellery to me isnt really about bling its about wearing memories on you like my tattoo, it will be with me forever so i dont forget so i can look down and go oh yeah, thats the time i had my heart broken, thats the time i spent with my dad or that was when i was happiest. That is what jewellery should be about an extension of you and who you are.

Sorry for the long rant, i hope everyone is all ok? i was feeling rather down earlier but spending some quality time with my wonderful dad, has made me feel loved again he is the only man in my life!

p.s. i am wearing no make i apologise :)
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14 comments

  1. You really do have an incredible collection of rings, I'm so jealous! It must be a little hard sometimes to pick out what you want to wear, though? Hahaha.

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

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  2. Wow, your ring collection is beautiful! I'm incredibly jealous :o
    xxx

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  3. a wee bit jeally of that owl ring for sure!!! Keep your beautiful head up missy, you need never feel down, you are blessed with many talents and a wonderful family. Dont forget, you got your brothers too, they're men in your life :) xxx treacle :)

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  4. I wish i ha a ring collection like yours Ella!! And ooo the t-shirts sound pretty exciting. Can't wait too see how they all turn out!! Glad you had a lovely day off today luckily i have one tomorrow so i am looking forward to doing fuck all :) xxxxxxxx

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  5. So jealous of your ring collection! You have some really lovely pieces. x

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  6. your ring collection is beautiful :) X x

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  7. uhhh your jewellery collection is amazingggg, definitely jealous. and absolutely adore your tumblr, i didnt realise you had one! are you selling the tees?! awesome xx

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  8. I thought I had a lot of rings but 250 is madddddd, jealous though!! I've had a shit day too, chat my mumsy on the phone sorted me out :) R x

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  9. Your collection is beautiful and it's so sweet that rings hold such memories for you. I love the ones in picture eight and the anklet looks beautiful too.
    The pattern for the t-shirt printing looks cool.
    LOVE LOVE LOVE your tatoo on your wrist, wish I was bold enough to get a bigger one.
    Sorry, total lusting over this post a bit too much, haha!!
    Hope you feel better soon. x

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  10. Ella!
    I'm new to your blog and i LOVE it, one of my bezzies katiestyles follows you on the ol' tweeter so I thought I'd check you out - what a win.

    I'd have to agree with the others, I'm a bit insanely jeal of your beaut rings!

    bIg love,
    Rach x
    @ohnorachio

    p.s. i hope you kept that skirt you were debating over. It looks ace!

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  11. Amazing jewellery collection! Also just came across your blog and can't wait to have a look around.

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  12. lloove the jewellery:)
    such an inspirational blog:)

    laurajayne
    laurapriljayne@blogspot

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  13. your jewellery + pirates = my heaven.

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  14. you have the most amazing jewellery collection! ou have a very definite style, i love it! that little material bracelet at the bottom of the pile is lovely.. is it just an old rag?! that's crazy! off to my bedroom i go in search of something to tear up ;) xx

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