On rhinestones and crystals

March 9th, 2010

Last week I tried to have a jewellery cull to get rid of anything I didn’t like or wear in an attempt to de-clutter and ~simplify~. It didn’t really work, I ended up packing most of it away in a shoebox in the warderobe and I still have too much on display since all I ever wear is tacky rhinestones. I guess I’m quite attached to jewellery, even though most of it is cheap.
Also I borrowed Andrew’s macro lens for the close ups, macro photography is so stressful!

The silver rabbit in the bottom right corner is from a necklace I had when I was about 9 and really into rabbits. I wore it as a good luck charm for my exams when I was 16 and superstitious.

The chain necklace was my mum’s in the early 80s.

Talking of things that are tacky, I’m totally obsessed with Mad As A Hatter nail varnish by OPI. It’s part of the Alice in Wonderland Collection (that’s enough already with the Alice merch though, everyone). I forgot to take pictures of it on, but it looks like this. Sick! Just a warning, getting this stuff off is a nightmare, but you can do this fun foil trick which apparently works a treat. I’m a compulsive nail picker and peeling off varnish is like my favourite hobby, so it’s not really an issue for me!

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23 Comments

  1. Helena says:

    Cheap rhinestones are never tacky! They’re just plain wonderful. Then again, who am I to talk? I’m a magpie.

    p.s. I want that nail polish!

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  2. Greta says:

    I love all of these pictures so much. And also, thanks for the link to the foil trick! I must try that the next time I’m having trouble with glittery nails.

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  3. Rikke says:

    Those Moomin brooches are pretty damn cute. And I want that nailpolish so bad! So pretty!

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  4. Akay says:

    Are those containers from Muji? I think I have the same ones… In any case, I think every girl needs some rhinestone’s in her life :D
    And i <3 that nail polish! :) x

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    kris atomic says,

    March 11th, 2010 @ 10:36 am

    Yep, it’s a muji jewellery box. I loooooove muji, I can’t get enough! x

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  5. Jenn says:

    Could I ask – where did you get your clear jewellery box from? As someone above said, I’ve seen them in Muji before but they don’t seem to have them lately, and I’m about as desperate for one as you can be for a plastic container!

    Love your rabbit charm!

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    kris atomic says,

    March 11th, 2010 @ 10:39 am

    It is from muji I’m afraid! I think they might be releasing a new version of them, because a little while ago I saw them in the shop on sale and there was a little sign saying that new jewellery boxes are coming soon. Hopefully very soon! x

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  6. Gina says:

    Love the jewel pics and jewel tone polish. I once got rid of many statement pieces like the cameo’s you show here in such a rush I still think about them today!
    love the blog + pics!
    Xx

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  7. Anna says:

    wowza…I love all these pictures!!

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  8. Nana says:

    Is that giraffe thing a pin in the second shot? It’s so cute!
    That nail polish is awesome, a shame that that brand isn’t around here in São Paulo.

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    kris atomic says,

    March 11th, 2010 @ 10:36 am

    It is a pin! You can see it a bit better here http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2216/2355358327_0353b4aecf_o.jpg :)
    You can get OPI on ebay! That’s where I usually buy mine, so much cheaper than buying it in the UK! x

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  9. shims says:

    your photographs are always always so amazing, but these macro’s are GORGEOUS, you are so mighty talented it hurts! I’ve been following you for a few years now and my jaw is always on the floor whenever I see anything you post. I also very much look forward TO your posts, wondeful..just…wonderful!!

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  10. Ann says:

    I’ll forever love good cheap-y rhinestone costume jewelry. Yours are fantastic!

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  11. Clare says:

    My favourite colour is shiny so I love this post. I have so much jewellery hidden away in shoeboxes… Go see my new post, lots of lovely jewellery on show there!

    iliketweet.blogspot

    x

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  12. I want that macro lens! beautiful shots.

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  13. goldene says:

    wow! this nail polish is insanely glittery…

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  14. Anna says:

    My mouth is watering. These photos….and your mom’s necklace. WOWZA.

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  15. vix says:

    i loooove your marc jacobs cherry necklace so much! are they still available? i’ve never been able to find any /:

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  16. Nicole* says:

    I have the Mad as a Hatter nail polish too and I think it’s awesome!! but mine chipped off way to easily :(

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  17. adele says:

    kris where did you pick up the moomins/little my pin things? adele

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    kris atomic says,

    April 1st, 2010 @ 12:00 am

    I got them as a present from somewhere in denmark! sorry, such an annoying answer :( x

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  18. Ylenia says:

    have you taken these pictures yourself?
    if yes, I am speechless! they are lovely

    well done girl

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