January 5th, 2014
Caffeinated high on my delicious cup of Gibraltar today, I walked by Collage Gallery on my way to my car – and got completely distracted from my walk. My first DIY projects were jewelries. They give me fond memories. Though I don’t wear lots of accessories at a time, I always have one piece on me at all time – not counting my glasses, of course. It’s typically a watch. I really like wearing watch now. Functional, elegant, and can usually take a beating.
I like earring too. Originally I was only going to get an earring, then I got sidetracked by this:
It is a jewelry kit. A kit for jewelries make out of watch parts.
I always did wanted to take my watch apart, though my sister – who was the one that brought my watch – would probably kill me for doing that to her gift, then proceed to tell me I am an idiot for destroying something just to sate my curiousity.
But now I don’t have to! I have a kit with broken watch part already! With copper color, antiquity-y looking jewelry parts.
I am so happy. Just don’t ask me how much money I wasted. I shall pledge my fifth.
And I did brought my earring. It’s one by Marian Mc Kee Designer. She has no website that I know of, but I brought one of her earrings before, so I know it’s pretty good quality and design for its price, which is very affordable despite that it’s a local, indie product.
The stone, metal, and hook from my last earring is made of good quality item, and does not rust, bend, or broke easily. This one seems to be of similar quality:
The metal and stone sparkles together nicely, which the iPhone photo does not reflect. I like how it is simple but elegant. I can see it work in formal and casual occasion. I like how the stone is hold by the metal frame showing a teethed pattern, instead of being held by glue or a band of metal.
I also noticed that the pattern matches my cup (also locally made, by company “miam.mian“) and decided to display them together for some photo fun:
See what I mean?
Alas, I really should take that photo during the day instead of using lamp light, but I am just so eager to play with them. That’s especially true for the kit. I haven’t taken stuff apart or put parts together for a while!
Hmm… maybe I should buy a $10 watch and take it apart. Or find a used one of Craigslist. A girl can never have too much jewelries.