Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Life is Long and There is Time to Kill Today

I went to Leeds on Saturday with my boyfriend for a bit of lunch (we ended up at our favourite - Tampopo). As per usual I couldn't go so close to the shops without having a look in one or two. There were a few stalls set up just off a street that runs towards Urban Outfitters, I am useless with street names! If anyone wants to know I can have a look on Google Earth. One of the stalls was Mother Said I Never Should and holding down the fort was, true to the name, the mother of the amazing jeweller! She gave me the tip off that her daughter was running a pop up stall in the Corn Exchange, also in the city centre.
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Anyone who remembers the Corn Exchange as it used to be a few years ago is probably as heartbroken as I am to see that it has changed from a quirky, one-off shopping centre with small and individual shops to a place for eating and drinking. Well now, just for this November (starting last Thursday), the entire upper floor has been transformed to a treasure trove of vintage shops (see here for more details).
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Anyway, lets get down to talking jewellery!


Watch face ring made from a antique watch


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I bought this ring from one of the lovely pop up vintage stalls in the Corn Exchange called Space. Space is actually a shop in Harrogate and if you are ever nearby I suggest you take a peek at what they have to offer. The staff were really friendly and they had a wide variety of vintage things on offer from amazing clothing and handbags to jewellery.
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I fell for this ring because of its gorgeous mother of pearl face. It really catches the eye. Although it is made from a watch face that is no longer working, it really is an interesting piece to adorn your finger with! The glass covering, which I assume it once had, has been removed to fully expose the intricate face and hands of the watch. After wearing for only one day I have already had a handful of compliments. It is my new favourite of the week!
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Antique watch face necklace




Carrying on the theme of watches I also bought this amazing watch face necklace. This was bought from the lovely Mother Said I never should stall near UO that I mentioned earlier. Sadly I didn't buy anything from the pop up stall inside the Corn Exchange, although there were some lovely rings made from vintage typewriter keys, just genius! Like the ring I bought, this necklace is also made from a watch that is no longer functioning but I think this just adds to the charm. I already have a few working pocket watch necklaces yet none of them are quite as delicate as this little beauty.



The best thing about this necklace has to be the exposed mechanism back. I love necklaces that have something interesting on both sides just incase they decide to have a mind of their own and flip over whilst worn. Whether this necklace is facing the right way or not it is bound to turn heads!
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All in all it was a very succesful days shopping topped off with my first Christmas Starbucks of the year! I also bagged some fur boot cuffs (I think that is what they are called!) from Next. They sound a little different but basically you wear them tucked over the top of your boots to transform them into this winters most fashoinable footwear! I haven't tried them yet but for £10 I think they will do just the trick and save me having to splurge on some new fur boots just yet. I might even post some pictures if they look OK!
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Hope everyone had a great weekend :)
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P.S. Thanks for all the lovely comments. It is so nice to know what you all think about the jewellery I blog about!

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