Out with the old

Many apologies for my lack of posts recently… apparently Wellington (my mothers house) is still in the dark ages when it comes to internet access. But all is fixed and the world can keep spinning!

Like many girls, I was given a charm bracelet when I was younger and over the years it has become increasingly full! Pretty much all my charms have a story, whether it be birthdays, overseas trips, or academic accomplishments! Unfortunately as my bracelet got bigger, it became more uncomfortable to wear – so I stopped wearing it. 

Then my brilliant brain came up with the idea to turn it into a necklace! This way I can wear it wore often, and the charms are much easier to see! Plus it’s something most people don’t have! Bonus.

I don’t really wear short pendants, so I got the bracelet attached to a longer chain so it sits on my chest. Love love love.

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Trending: The Evil Eye

I swear every time I try to buy something new I end up seeing it every where! Now the evil eye is no original feat – I’m pretty sure ebay is the last stop for the trickle-down effect. BUT, ever since I received it in the post I have been seeing them ev-er-y-where this season!! I found a lot of different information on the interwebs about the origin of the evil eye, but the more common claims include:

The eye stems back as far as the 6th century BC, most commonly found in the Middle-East and Mediterranean (Greece and Turkey), where it was used as a good-luck, or protection charm. The eye has become used for commercial purposes in modern Greece, while it is still a widespread belief in Turkey. Alternatively, it was said to cause injury or harm to those that the eye is directed at! Another source tells me that those with blue eyes were more prone to cast an evil eye on someone – hence the common blue colour choice!

Thanks Google!! 
Learning everyday!

My eye is brown to match my own, so I don’t think it means anything particularly evil… I like to think he keeps watch for me whenever I’m distracted.
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[ Now you’re officially educated on the subject, shop for your own evil eye! I’ll start you off with some of my faves… ]

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House of Harlow 1960 pave jewelry
houseofharlow1960.com

Gathering Eye evil eye ring
$14 – generalpants.com.au

Silver jewellery
karmaloop.com

Cuff bangle
insanejungle.com

Bracelet bangle
nastygal.com

I Moustache you a Question

I have been known to have a slight obsession with all things mustache.. and I must say my collection is getting a tad out of control. Here are a few of my favourite mustache pieces!

Moustache Ring
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Moustache Earring Collection
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Moustache Necklace
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Moustache Sunglasses
Photo on 26-11-12 at 1.34 PM

Moustache Hair Bow (Made by Me) Keep an eye out for more of my hair bow pieces x
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Put a string on it

This adorable vintage scissor pendant was sold to me at the Wellington Underground Market – not as a necklace but as a bookmark. What a waste! The scissors were attached to the page marker by some ribbon, and at a mere $3 the decision was obvious. Once I got home I found an old necklace and replaced its pendant with my cute new scissors.
Genius I know…

This has now developed into an obsession to find old chains to put new fun things on. I can’t  seem to find any worth paying for in the shops, and I’m too impatient to by them at wholesale and wait for them to arrive from China. The chain is 33″ in length so it sits perfectly in my center, I might just end up wearing this same chain and alternate pendants – for now.

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Favourite Birthday Gift: Antique Opal

My birthday was earlier this month on the 2nd of January (happy birthday to me!) and I turned the big 22!  I wanted to chose one special item for my ‘favourite things’ post out of all the goodies I received – the obvious choice was my Grandmothers antique Opal on silver ring.

ring

Antique jewellery isn’t something you can just pick up from your local department store, and when it’s a hand-me-down from loved ones it becomes so much more precious. A ring like this just isn’t found anymore! Trust me, I’ve looked. It’s a piece that is timeless and feminine and as much as I love costume jewellery, you really can’t beat a precious stone. Where is the rest of the jewellery from this period kept?? Who has it all looked up in a big wooden cabinet in their basement??
Let them out to play! Or send them my way 😉