As many of you will know, I am a HUGE fan of jewellery. Anything that sparkles, shines, has some kind of giant bug on it – it’s my bag. I’m typically seen wearing a minimum of five rings, usually one being a giant eagle’s head, and the statement necklace is always the one thing that completes my outfit. You’re never fully dressed without a smile – whatever, screw the smile, you can scowl as long as you’re wearing a chain of gold diamanté cockroaches, am I right?
Because of these magpie tendencies, I’m always on the hunt for fun, unique new jewellery brands, and I recently stumbled across this brand, Forage and Find, on Twitter, and I have loved looking on their site ever since!
Forage and Find is a brand that specialises in handmade, vintage-inspired pieces that often incorporate previously unloved or neglected vintage items. They are all about the personal approach, and I love that each piece is made individually by the team! As much as I adore my high street brands, it’s always nice to find somewhere with such gorgeous unique pieces that you know will make a great gift, for yourself OR for someone else (if it’s me, it’s usually for myself). The brand was developed in 2011, and, as they say on their website, they often reclaim Edwardian watch dials and music box keys to create these unusual and delightful accessories. This up-cycling is what I’m particularly drawn to with the brand, and they’ve made some seriously covetable pieces.
I’ve picked out a few of my favourite pieces below. This first lot involve some fabulous old/renewed watch mechanisms and such (something technical), which is a concept that I LOVE – taking watch mechanisms from different eras and using them to make these gorgeous pieces that we can wear every day. I think that this is a fabulous idea.
Also you’ll notice that there’s a pair of cufflinks below for the man in your life. If you have one. If you don’t, like me, then maybe you should just buy them anyway and use it as a form of cosmic ordering, where you write down something that you want and then you put it in your closet and then it comes true. Or if you don’t wish for that because you’re an independent woman then that’s fine too. Sorry, this just got weird. Focus on the jewellery.
Some other pieces that I have got my eye on – the bug necklace will come as no surprise to anyone familiar with my obsession with bug jewellery.
All that remains to be said is that you should all definitely check out this brand, Forage and Find, on their website, which is where I got the photos for this post, as well as on Twitter, where I found them, and on Facebook too if you’re that way inclined, you know, whatever floats your boat!