Blog Takeover: The Wildfawn Jewellery Team

  Blog Takeover: The Wildfawn Jewellery Team We’ve teamed up with the wonderful team Wildfawn Jewellery to bring you a fab giveaway. You can enter via Instagram if you haven’t already. This week the lovely team at Wildfawn Jewellery also take over our blog to talk about what jewellery means to them:   For most

 

Blog Takeover: The Wildfawn Jewellery Team

We’ve teamed up with the wonderful team Wildfawn Jewellery to bring you a fab giveaway. You can enter via Instagram if you haven’t already. This week the lovely team at Wildfawn Jewellery also take over our blog to talk about what jewellery means to them:

 

For most of us our first experience with jewellery is rummaging through an old-fashioned jewellery box, usually belonging to our mothers or grandmothers. Layering plastic pearls and antique rings much too big for our fingers. Our relationship with jewellery grows with us and evolves over time, from woven plastic chokers and concert wristbands to our first solid gold investment piece. We all know that jewellery, much like a well fitted bra is an essential part of our everyday attire. There is a piece for all moods and occasions, big, bold and colourful but tiny too, usually a staple, well-worn and loved goes everywhere with us.

The Wild Fawn Jewellery team reflects on their relationship with jewellery and what it means to them:

 

Jewellery can be the ultimate family affair, collecting, gifting and passing pieces down between generations is one of the most significant attributes of jewellery.

My first memory of jewellery is my Nana. Each of her fingers was stacked with golden rings, her ear lobes pulled down with small heavy golden hoops and wrists filled with gold chained bracelets. She also wore one of those cheap mood rings, which always confused me…

Wildfawn jewellery

She wore a lot of gold, but that didn’t mean she had lots of money, in fact it was very much the opposite. But jewellery was so important to her as a symbol or a token; each one displayed a memory in her long life – they accumulated for all to see. I used to sit on her knee while she would point at each one and tell me its story; how she got it, which were her favourites, and who would get them when she passed away.

Sadly, she did recently pass away and I was given one of her rings, which I wear everyday as a reminder of the impact she had on mine and my sister’s life. Perhaps it’s because of her that I wear over 20 rings on my fingers not even taking them off to sleep and shower. I love the story behind each one. Day-to-day, I forget they’re even there but if I’m ever on a train or a bus, waiting or bored, I look down and they always give me something to think about, with memories linked to each.

That’s why jewellery is special to me. It’s not just an accessory, it can hold meaning, memories and stories. When I started Wild Fawn, it was always with the intention of making jewellery that would last forever, be able to be passed on to new generations and have a special story linked to each piece, just like my own. The fact that I can make that jewellery and not cost the earth too – that’s just magical.

-Emma


Who wants to wait for a birthday or Valentines day to receive those jewels you’ve been coveting? Self-gifting of jewellery has recently become an empowering part of our everyday shopping habits. Purchasing pieces as mementos to remind us of our accomplishments and experiences, imbued with memories, good and bad, putting on a piece of jewellery can transport you back to the time and place it represents.

When I wear jewellery that’s when I normally feel complete, you know if I’m not wearing any then I’ve missed my alarms (which is normally the case nowadays). I like to travel so when I go on an adventure my goal is to always take a piece of jewellery or item of clothing home with me from that country. At the moment I have small pieces from; Vietnam, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Portugal, Netherlands and Turkey so when I come home I can wear a little piece of my trip all the time, when I don’t wear them they live in little shells and trinkets I find on travels.

-Nilly


Jewellery can be the ultimate expression of one’s self. it is the only aspect of our outfit which can be worn all at once, you’re unlikely to carry 3 bags but 3 piercings or 3 layered necklaces can be the icing on top of any outfit. Individual pieces of jewellery can create totally different aesthetics when paired and layered.

My lifelong obsession with jewellery was born out of me being the first child on the playground to perfect the making of daisy chains. Being constantly commissioned by my friends to make them one, I knew I loved creating things people would love, cherish and be excited to wear. Progressing to assembling beaded jewellery in the late 90’s being unique was always the most important thing when combining colours and shapes – This has recently made a comeback and it fills me with nostalgia.

I am so lucky to have trained in jewellery and metal work so I can design and make my very own pieces which no one else in the world will have. But this is not restricted only to people who can make. Jewellery is fantastic in that 2 people with totally different styles and personalities can love and buy the same piece but wear it in totally different ways, giving the same piece a totally different meaning.

How we wear and pair our jewellery is a very unique and personal expression of self.

-Rebecca


Thank you so much to Emma, Nilly and Rebecca for sharing your personal thoughts on what jewellery means to each of you. Make sure you check out their beautiful collection of eco-friendly jewellery and give them a follow them on Instagram to stay up to date with their latest designs and news.

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