Moving in New Circles. – Jewellery Edit.
A New Year, a new me? Not so sure, but for 2017 I’m definitely moving in new circles it would seem.
When I say I’m moving in new circles, I mean I really am moving IN lots of different circles, physically. Jewellery circles.
I have re-discovered my passion for jewellery. It’s always been there, but sometimes it’s more about just sticking with those pieces you love, your old faithfuls, the ones you know to work with particular outfits, and then there are other times, such as now, when i’m all out passionate about my jewellery and accessorising. I’m finding so many pieces seem to be calling out to me as I try to walk by, click by, scroll by. A good piece, is a good piece, whatever format you discover it in and will stand out, catch your eye, make you take a step back or click on a link to know more. this is when you know it’s one you’ve got to have.
There are some key pieces, statement jewellery that seems to keep catching my eye of late, but clearly even those shopping for me, seem to be saying Circles are my thing for this year, having received numerous different accessories over the Christmas period which basically featured circular jewellery, well that and the 13 different rather expensive candles, so I’m ever scary candle girl from scream queens or a very on trend accessorised lady, I’d like to think I’m the latter!
I’ve noticed a definite resurgence in statement jewellery on public figures in the UK in recent month, none as obvious as Prime Minister – Theresa May, I mean, hello, if ever there was a little girl who clearly loved playing in the dressing-up box, I assume it was her. Her accessories are a very key piece of her power dressing strategy with the large beaded necklaces, the shorter almost choker style pieces, the strong shapes, colours, the simple earnings, generally studs as the attention is always on the neckline, accompanies with her well manicured nails, a variety of skinny belts, oh and the shoes, let’s not forget the shoes, but that’s a whole other blog post.
Even the News readers, Weather reporters and Day Time Television Presenters, all seem to be really working statement jewellery into their wardrobes at present. Strong standout pieces, you can’t beat them, and a very simple outfit is suddenly elevated to a whole new level if the jewellery is done right.
Some of my new favourites have been spotted on celebrities and the usual suspects, my army of monthly glossy magazines, but also when visiting a Christmas market, I certainly found a new firm favourite in Kara… (and appreciate the gorgeous gifts my husband furnished me with for Christmas as a result). Another Brand I’m very excited by right now is one I actually discovered on Twitter, Mimi George. Now I actually cam across Mimi Georgeas a supporter of the Starlight Children’s Trust and Mimi George Producing a piece of jewellery in aid of this, but once I began following and looking at the rest of the range, wow, for me it was all about the circles, of varying types and sizes. there’s a circle for everything it seems.
A little while back I had reviewed the fabulous work of Kassandra Lauren Gordon whom I’d met at a Bad Ass Brides Event, now her work is truly stunning, and again, I can’t deny a lot of the appeal for me is probably the circles and sphere’s, her work encompassing significant spirituality and meaning is truly a work of art.You will find this them associated with much of the circular or spherical jewellery currently on the market, either inspired by the planets, space, nature, the elements, all very much about feeling connected.
The work of Mimi George London, well this range has totally caught my attention with the stunningly simple chocker, the longer necklaces and a variety of pieces that can be used to dress up or casually accentuate any outfit. It really does feel like playing dress up everyday deciding which piece to wear.
At Mimi George the design ethos is to create contemporary statement sterling silver jewellery pieces. The entire exclusive own brand collection is fully hallmarked including their MG branded stamp and proudly made in Great Britain .
The range of stunning jewellery includes full-length necklaces in a selection of styles, contemporary chokers, such as the our exclusive The Star which supports Starlight Children’s Foundation and the very reason i came to know about the work of Mimi George in fact being through the Starlight Foundation initiative. You will also be tempted with an array bracelets showcasing designs featuring different sized circles. For me, there are enough to see you through pretty much every occasion and each piece in itself is simple, stunning and very versatile, ideal gifts, but seriously, don’t wait for it, I say spoil yourself.
The Mani Adjustable necklace above is one of my favourites from this range by Anuka, again, stunning in it’s simplicity and a great find by Wolf & Badger as always.
As for one of the designers I was introduced to over the Christmas period, thank you again to the designer, Charlotte Tabor of Kara Jewellery for guiding my husband in the right direction to buying me two absolutely stunning necklaces, very much statement pieces and my most favourite gifts this year. Upon looking further into the range and their website, well, I’m truly smitten.
The story behind the creation of the brand is engaging as written up on the website, and is best conveyed in the designers own words below:
““What does art do? – It helps us find the trueness of the world around us, it lets us reach the deeper meaning of things, it brings joy and inspiration to others. Art teaches us to look deeper inside of ourselves and into others.” Corey Nicholas Phelps
This quote was the starting point for the collection as I wanted my jewellery to, not just be a piece of jewellery, but a piece of art which could be worn. What were the things in my life that made me ME and how could I incorporate them into my new venture which I was embarking on as I was nearing the end of my 40’s?
Kara Jewellery – named after my first dog. Kara, was a golden retriever who was my reliable best friend when I was a child – someone I could trust to always be there. Exactly what I wanted my jewellery to become to those who wear it.
Jewellery – Trees had to be part of the new venture. I was born and bred in the country and am always amazed by its beauty which is constantly changing during the seasons. Throughout my life I’ve found being surrounded by trees calming, and I wanted to create jewellery which the wearer can touch and feel safe, secure and calm no matter what is happening around them. I’ve always had an affinity with tree bark as it is there to protect which is the same as being a Mum, and so with my first collection, Woodlands, I have recreated the patterns of tree bark in hallmarked sterling silver.” taken from the website https://www.karajewellery.co.uk/
Also, I have been lusting over several pieces of late from celebrity favourite, Lavish Alice, expect to see these all over the press anytime soon. We know the TOWIE Girls and many soap stars wear the brand enthusiastically, so now, keep your eyes peeled on the accessories!
There are just so many beautiful pieces on the market right now that I know are going to be firm favourites for years! I am just embracing the circles and spheres, the simplicity an all that it conveys about remaining connected, no lines, no boundaries, or let’s face it, just stunningly good looking jewellery. So, when you next have night out, thinking about accessories, think about the circles you’re moving in and move in circles.