Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Natural Bling

Both of my parents are self employed gardeners, and one of the benefits of this is that they often get free stuff like vegetables and fruit from the customer's gardens (stuff that isn't wanted- they don't steal things, haha). My brother has even been given a couple of bikes before! But a few weeks ago mum came home and announced that she had found a stone for me. Not going to like, I was a bit confused at first, but she picked it up because the thought I could paint it or something and put it on a chain for a necklace. As of yet I haven't painted it, firstly because I haven't had much time, but i'm not sure if I even want to now because the natural colour does lend itself to most of my clothes. I've got a lot of wear out of it already because it's so simple and very lightwear.
The other day I decided to use a bag which I hadn't used for a while, and found these four rocks inside which I must have collected from Hunstanton beach. These also all have holes in them, so I suppose I must have collected them for making necklaces too! This means that I can swap which one is on the chain depending on which goes best with my outfit/ which I fancy wearing! 3/4 are larger than the one above, which does make them a lot heavier and less easy to wear as everyday jewellery, but this means that they'll make more of a statement.
At the moment I've put this one on it, which hangs horizontally because of the shape of the hole and is rather heavy, but I do like how the little orangy bits on it add a splash of colour.
Now I have a necklace with five different inter-changeable natural pendants!

By the way, that L'Oreal nail polish lasted for about 4 days but it did get quite chipped, so it's better than Barry M but still not amazing!

I was about to get my ears pierced today when I was in town, since it's my birthday tomorrow, but I changed my mind just before we went to the tattoo parlour because I am incredibly indecisive and I wasn't sure that I would still like the piercings in a few weeks. But I think now that I do definitely want them doing so hopefully I'll go in the next couple of weeks, possibly I'll take a friend with me after school one day.


  1. Wow, those rock necklaces are amazing. What a lovely DIY and a great find! I'll have to keep an eye out next time I'm on a pebble beach.

    Christina x

  2. Thanks! You should, they're really easy and at least you know nobody will have the same thing as you :) x