So I’ve been adding a few bits and bobs to my accessories collection lately…
Usually, that means necklaces, but I do like the odd giant-sized ring if one catches my eye, and surprise! for the first time ever I have bought some bangles!
Luckily, all of these pieces came complete with a tiny price tag and, most of all, a very small guilt baggage.
The first necklace is made of recycled silver. Unfortunately, I can’t quite remember the name of the girl who sold it to me! I know, I know… But I also know where to find her! She’s at Marylebone market on Saturdays, and you’ll spot her at Spitalfields every Sunday. She’s from Africa (Cameroon, I seem to remember), and this heavily influences her re-worked metal pieces. There’s a hint of tribal in this one, which I love as it’s quite subtle and really fits in with the modernist look of this piece, which is more my thing
In the same category – re-worked metal, African design – is my lovely brass ring from ethical jewellery brand Made
And here’s my bangles! Never been my thing, but I loved the tactile feeling of these. They came from H&M, I found them when I went in to check out their first organic collection back in June. They are made out of recycled soft-drink cartons, which I thought is a great idea: the material is ultra-light, and they feel reallt soft to the touch. A nice combination of colours, too
The next piece was a charity shop find. It came just as a chain, and lay half-forgotten in a basket of knicks and knacks – without a clasp or a buckle, they didn’t really know what to do with it or how to display it. But all I had to do was buy some ribbon and sew it on. It is long enough to be an oversized necklace (which I love), or a belt. Very versatile!
And last but not least, this exquisite and delicate piece by Ginta Siceva, in laser-cut leather. I think it needs little comment, just have a look: