Howdy! After a lovely break, some official travel and some more personal travel I am back to conclude this two part series where I explored sustainability in jewellery and design with a lovely designer Rebecca Reubens who owns and runs a minimalist accessories line called Baka . If you are coming here after reading my first post about this brand, thank you for sticking with us, if not, don’t forget to check it out here! Now let’s dive right in!
Festive Beginnings – Ft. Baka/rebecca – Part 1
October for all Indians means only one thing! The most vibrant Quarter of the year is here! Every year I remember as a kid, the whole atmosphere at home and at school used to undergo a shift when October sets in and I realize the same excitement has transcended well into adulthood as well!
Let’s Agree to Filigree
I’ve always loved my jewelry and the more intricate they are, the prettier they look and the more imaginery points they score from me…pfft who wouldn’t want to earn my imaginery points right? 😒😜
While my mom has a lot of pure gold jewelry with intricate filigree work, (er..ya we Indians kinda stock up on gold. We are fanatic gold-hoarders) I can’t possibly show that over the world wide web to you, so I decided to show you guys a couple of my recent and favorite artificial filigree jewelry acquisitions!
1. A peter pan collar chain
I bought this beauty recently at an Indian store called Globus! The work on it was so delicate and precise with a roses and pearl that it was love at first sight for me! A close up if you must!
Is that beautiful or what? 😎
2. Filigree Earrings
Moving on, this next piece of jewelry was a gift and again the filirgree work makes it look so dressy that I reserve it for occasions. Since I had to show you guys how it looks however, I wore it one day to work. (Sigh! Things I do for you guys! 😍😝)
These earrings have the knack of converting boring and whatever to classy and….not-so-whatever (what I couldn’t think of adjectives ok? 😂)
A closer look once again!
They said keep your friends close and your enemies closer. I add, keep people who gift you beautiful filigree jewelry closest! 😝😂
Have a lovely week people! Stay happy and safe!
Oxidized jewelry and me!
I have for a long time realized my love for oxidized jewelry. I call it the zero maintenance jewelry. In fact the more careless you are at maintaining it, the more antique it looks! (Caution: don’t be careless enough and lose it though 😝) I have, over the years, collected so many of these black metal pieces. In fact, two of them, I have been having from my fourth grade – that’s 15+ years now. 😍
This past week I have carefully worn my best oxidized jewelry to work to click pictures and to show you guys how chic they can be! So here we go!
The first jhumka especially never fails to solicit a lot of WOWs every time I wear it. And the best part, I bought it for real cheap while roadside shopping 👍
Chokers and Necklaces:
Oxidized jewelry are associated a lot with chokers and short necklaces in my country because they lend themselves so well to the pattern. Another growing trend is teaming them with black thread like this one:
One more piece of jewelry which attracts so much attention are these bangles. I love the intricate pattern on them and love how comfortable and antique they feel!
The oxidized silver lends itself so beautifully well to other colors like this aqua blue beads. Oxidized gold jewelry is not as popular as its silver cousin but I love it all the same. And hoops and rings in this black metal look great with not-so-traditional garb as well! 🙂
That’s all from me folks! Have a brilliant weekend. Get lots of fun work done. Tell me how you liked this post and hope you stock up on black metal soon. Ciao! 💝