Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Jewellery update: Road side bracelet & op-shop beads









I thought I would do a little update on the jewellery front. I haven't really bought much more, just a necklace and bracelet. In fact, I didn’t even buy the bracelet; it was given to me by my dear old mum.

This necklace was something I picked up a while ago. It’s just a really simple glass bead necklace. It was $2.00 from the Salvation Army Newtown.  What I like about this are the hind of strange blackish green beads, which sounds awful, but are actually quite pretty when they catch the light. I also think it’s nice that the chain used for this necklace isn’t your typical gold or silver but more of a copper colour, which contrasts with the beads. The fact that this style of necklace is simple it means that I will be able to wear it with practically anything, and I am also considering layering up some other necklaces with it.

I am in love with this bracelet. I remember years ago when I was about ten, and my mum and I were walking down to the shops when she picked this up off the side of the road. I can never remember her actually wearing it though? It wasn’t until a few weeks ago when I found it again and remembered all of this. It finally fits me now so I have started wearing it. I am no jeweller but I think this is rose gold, which I personally much prefer to the normal sort that looks quite yellowish.  

It’s not very glamorous to be picking jewellery up off the side of the road, but firstly, it probably saved me a fair bit of money and secondly, it actually gives the bracelet a really nice tarnished worn look that I happen to be very fond of, so it suits me just fine. The only thing that’s no so great about this is the that the safety chain is broken off, but I suppose easy come, easy go. 

Have you ever found anything like this in such a glamorous place as the road side? 
Anna

29 comments:

  1. I love your bracelet :))


    I'm following you ;)

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  2. Thank you for your lovely comment ^^
    I love your bracelet - it has a really nice vintage kind of look :)

    Following you xxx

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    1. Thanks, i really love how its not brand new looking!
      Your blog was really lovely by the way :)

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  3. Ooh both pieces are lovely!!! I don't think I've ever found anything on the side of the road before (or anywhere...) sad, ha ha
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  4. such beautiful pieces, love the bracelet :)

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  5. jewelry from off the road... i've never done that but i do love the vintagey feel it gave. love your bracelet :)

    http://blushandbrunch.blogspot.com

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  6. Ohmygosh, YES I find jewelry all the time and I love wearing it! I've found several rings walking into my dorm, and several times people (on campus) have said "Oh I love your ring!" I have to respond with "Thanks, is it yours?" Because it could be a trap! Yours is definitely a good find. Just found your blog as well, you are adorable!

    perfectly priya

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  7. Great Photos! I follow your Blog now.
    Please follow me.

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    A.

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  8. Wow that bracelet is beautiful! :)

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  9. Love the bracelet so much, one of a kind! xx

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  10. So pretty!

    PS. We’ve a $100 Giveaway to Skinny Bitch Apparel on our blog! Check it out, if you’d like :)

    ox from NYC!
    davie+erica

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  11. Thank you so much for the comment on my blog and for following! You have a great blog, definitely will be following :)
    I love the tarnished look of the bracelet.

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  12. Hello! Great blog! The last post is very interesting and beautiful! Let's follow each other, if you agree, then let me know!)))

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  13. That bracelet is lovely. It looks vintage and like a very classic piece to have :)
    - Rhiannon
    laviedelamourx.blogspot.com

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  14. really lovely jewellery :D
    btw maybe we can fllw each other?
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  15. I'm still waiting to find something glam on the roadside!

    You said you were following however you aren't on my list :(

    www.pinkyvintagexx.blogspot.com XX

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    1. Check again, I am sure I did :)

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  16. love everything!

    Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.blogspot.com)

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  17. These are gorgeous, I'm looking into getting a new charm bracelet as i lost my last one (still devastated)! But anyway that bracelet is just stunning, i wish there were ones like this on the high street - they're all silver or pandora or those new disco looking ball things from Argento which are pretty horrible!? I don't get the craze..

    Gorgeous blog, i'm following you back, and thanks for your comment it was so sweet i actually let out an 'AWWWW!!'

    http://laurenjadem.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. That so kind of you! As for the comment, i genuinely meant it. You have a lovely blog. I will soon be doing a post on charm bracelets so keep an eye out :)

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  18. Love Love Love the charm bracelet, so nice!

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.

    I am now a follower on GFC.

    www.sweetsaremyweakness.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. Heartbreaking images honey!!! Totally loved this post!!!
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  20. Love the bracelet! I can honestly say I've never found anything as nice as this!

    xx

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  21. I love the necklace, can't believe you got it for only $2!
    The bracelet is beautiful! The fact that your mom picked it up off the side of the road makes it special. It has a story rather than just a bracelet you can buy at a store.
    You have a great blog!

    Xo
    Elsa
    your newest follower
    Mix and Match the F word

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  22. Hi pretty!!!

    I'm giving away 3 bags on my blog. INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY!!

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    XOXO

    Ana.

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  23. those are so sweet

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

    check out the giveaway on my blog!

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  24. these are awesome!

    hope you'll visit back
    www.marylee31.blogspot.com

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