As much as I love clothes (and that love is not to be underestimated) I definitely am, and probably always will be, a little bit more in love with jewellery. I think my love stems from always being obsessed with tiny, intricate things when I was a child. I had every Polly Pocket set you could think of, which I preferred way more than dolls, and started to collect detailed paperweights when I was little because I was slightly obsessed with the idea of tiny worlds wrapped in delicate glass. Even when I got a little older and started to get interested in art throughout school and my art degree, I ended up making work about patterns that required the most steely determination drawing small parts, and creating my own table top worlds made out of mirrors, foil and sparkling light effects. I'm pretty sure this inherent love I have for things that sparkle translates into the affinity I feel with jewellery. I'm not sure that I even have a particular jewellery style, or trend that I prefer, such is the love I have for too many trends (although I'm a firm believer in one statement piece rather than a a host of pieces that no one bothers to look at). Also, unlike clothing, with jewellery I never have to wonder if that beautiful dress is going to fit over my hips, or whether that jumper makes me look twice my size. I'm never going to have that problem with a gorgeous necklace or bracelet, and I think that makes me love jewellery even more.
Lately I've been trawling the internet for some visual diaries, blogs and pinterest accounts regarding jewellery but I can never find that many, so instead of constantly pouring pictures in to my pinterest account, I'm going to use this space to showcase pieces or jewellery designers that I love at the moment. Similarly, if any readers know of any great designers or accounts to follow then get in touch via Twitter or email me at natashanicoleillustration [at] gmail.com
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