Tag Archives: jewellery

Second-hand find: Pointy earrings

Pointy earrings from the Oxfam charity shop in St. John’s Wood. Price: 6 pounds. I love the bold, studded design as I don’t like my jewellery to be too cutesy & dainty.

I don’t really know what the material is, but the colour is something in-between silver and gold.

The old-fashioned clasp means that you have to fasten the screw until tight enough, which almost stopped me from buying them, as I thought they would be really painful to wear.

But they have turned out to be super comfortable, almost as comfortable as normal earrings – something I’m too afraid to wear at the moment, as I have a very active (and surprisingly strong) baby in the house, who happens to loooove grabbing shiny things.

He even managed to sneak himself into these pictures, while mum was busy taking pictures of herself. Can you spot him in the corner? I think he is pretending to help me with the laundry.

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Multi-coloured spheres

I have a thing for spheres-as-jewellery so I recently saved up money to buy this amazing designer bracelet.

I love the avant-garde look of the over-sized coloured spheres – and it’s destined to lighten up an all black outfit.

What are you saying Elliot?

That it’s not a designer bracelet but your new toy, made of wooden balls, that you can move around with your little fingers.

I see.

Yes, I promise I won’t borrow it again…..just yet.

The Manhattan Toy Classic Baby Beads cost £10.47 on Amazon. Buy the beads here. (And, seriously, I am so gonna wear this when Elliot is done playing with it).

A gift: Snygg leather jewellery

Hello there. I’m back after a little blogging break…and ahhhh it was nice.

Instead of an outfit post (let’s face it, I’m looking more and more like a tent) I’ll show you a lovely birthday gift I got from a friend in Denmark.

This silver ring with a leather flower is made by Danish designer Vicki Zoé Ziska, the woman behind the brand Snygg. She specialises in leather jewellery and I already own two pairs of her earrings in gold and green,  a bit like these.

This ring is the perfect match for my fat pregnancy-swollen fingers (can’t wear my wedding band at the moment) as the silver ring is expandable. And it adds a bit of oomph to an otherwise boring outfit.

Read more about the designer and check out her jewellery at snygg.dk

Second-hand find: Square silver ring

Photo: Mette Bassett

Sølvring fra genbrugsbutik i Hjørring. Pris 90 kr. Jeg er ret vild med den firkantede facon og vil bruge den alene eller med en anden kantet ring.


Silver ring from charity shop in Hjørring. Price 10 pounds. I like the square shape and will wear it alone or with another angular shaped ring.

Photo: Mette Bassett

Photo: Mette Bassett

Second-hand find: Floating Red Spheres

Photo: Mette Bassett

Røde giga træperler på snor, fundet i en af genbrugsbutikkerne i Chiswick. Halskæden kostede 4 pund og jeg synes, at den er særligt sjov til et sort outfit, da det så nærmest ser ud som om, at kuglerne svæver frit i luften.

Læs min guide til genbrugsshopping i Chiswick

English: Necklace made of giant wooden spheres on a soft rope. I paid 4 pounds for it in one of the second-hand shops in Chiswick and like to wear it with an all-black outfit. From the distance the spheres look like they are floating in the air.

Read my guide to second-hand shopping in Chiswick

PUBLIC BEWARE CAPE - H&M DRESS - SECOND-HAND NECKLACE. Photo: Mette Bassett.

PUBLIC BEWARE CAPE - H&M DRESS - SECOND-HAND NECKLACE. Photo: Mette Bassett

Second-hand finds: Animal brooches

Photo: Mette Bassett

Intet kan løfte et ensfarvet og lidt kedeligt outfit som en farverig eller glitrende broche med personlighed. Uglebrochen i træ her købte jeg på et loppemarked i København for mange år siden. Jeg fik den for 1 krone.

Nothing can lift a monochrome and boring outfit like quirky jewellery. I found this old owl brooch made in wood at a flea market in Denmark years ago. I paid 1 krone for it (10 p).

Photo: Mette Bassett

Jeg har et eller andet med tigere, så hapsede hurtigt denne broche, da jeg så den i Trinity Hospice genbrugsbutikken i Chiswick. Pris 3 pund.

I have a thing for tigers, so I quickly grabbed this one when I saw it in the Trinity Hospice charity shop in Chiswick. Price 3 pounds.

Photo: Mette Bassett

Tredje broche er denne heraldiske drage, lavet af London-smykkefirmaet Sardi, som er kendt for deres glitrende kitsch brocher med masser af glitterværk og krystaller. Den kostede 5 pund i Trinity Hospice genbrugsbutikken i Chiswick.

Med mit efternavn in mente (og nu hvor jeg ikke kan overskue at købe en rigtig hund) burde jeg måske også investere i denne nuttede Basset-broche. Du kan se alle Sardis brocher her.


The third brooch is this heraldic dragon, made by the London-based company Sardi. They are known for their quite kitsch brooches, filled with glitter and crystals. I paid 5 pounds for this one in the Trinity Hospice charity shop in Chiswick.

And maybe I should honour my last name with this cute Basset brooch. You can take a look all Sardi’s brooches and other jewellery here.

Photo via sardi.co.uk

Galibardy – affordable bling with a twist

Photo: Mette Bassett

For et stykke tid siden blev mine øjne lokket til af en smykkestand lige ved indgangen (i enden med madboderne) til det dejlige indendørs søndagsmarked i Østlondon, Sunday UpMarket.

Bag standen stod ejeren af smykkemærket Galibardy, og jeg endte med at gå derfra med Bambi her til omkring 21 pund. Firmaet har specialiseret sig i spøjse halskæder, brocher og ringe med alt fra dødningehoveder til pantere, en kanin i en hat, bittesmå grønne æbler og bier.

Priserne er lave, men de fleste smykker er lavet af messing og de ser meget dyrere ud, end de er. Galibardy har haft en stand på markedet, hver gang jeg har været forbi, men du kan også shoppe online på www.galibardy.co.uk.

English: A while back I was visiting the lovely Sunday UpMarket in East London when my eyes were drawn to a stall selling jewellery with a quirky twist. Behind the stall was the owner of the company Galibardy, who has  specialised  in affordable, modern jewellery with humour and a story to tell.

I ended up buying the Bambi necklace in brass, price: 21 pounds.

You can shop at their stall in East (it has been there every time I’ve been there and is located right by the entrance, before the food stalls) or online at www.galibardy.co.uk.

Photo via galibardy.co.uk

Photo via galibardy.co.uk

Photo via galibardy.co.uk

Photo via galibardy.co.uk

Photo via galibardy.co.uk