Friday, 1 April 2011

My jewellery addiction...

I'm going to admit to something. I have a bit of an addiction - to jewellery, that is. I'm not sure when it started or how it came about but it's definitely something I really can't ever resist buying - I love anything cute, girly or quirky when it comes to jewellery (being sparkly helps too, of course). The thing is, it's becoming a bit of a problem. I mean, there's only so much jewellery a girl can have, right? (I tell a lie, I don't agree with this statement at all - a girl can NEVER have too much jewellery).

My issue is, predominantly, where I put all of this jewellery (I'm not talking expensive jewels by the way, as much as I'd love to tell you I own half of Tiffany & Co, unfortunately, I do not). Chunky River Island bangles, Topshop earrings and Primark necklaces clutter my dressing table which usually results in an almighty knot of tangled jewellery. I thought I'd solved my problems when I bought a beautiful little jewellery stand from a local boutique, but sadly not, it sits sorrowfully on my dresser, drowning in jewellery with a mass of tangled necklaces at its feet. 
I have, however, found a useful way of storing my beloved earrings. They sit neatly side by side (most of the time) in a pretty little floral tray on my dressing table. I do worry about what will happen when I (inevitably) purchase more earrings, which won't fit on my pretty little tray. I suppose I'll have to come up with another idea on how to store them then!
Instead of blaming myself and my lack of self-restraint when it comes to buying jewellery for my ever-growing collection, I am going to blame Primark. Yep, I said it. I'll be honest, although I do own pretty jewellery from Topshop and River Island (amongst other places) I know for a fact that the majority of it comes from one place and one place alone; Primark. Whenever I go in there I cannot resist buying one, two, three, four items of jewellery. Why? Because it's so CHEAP. I can go into Topshop and spend a tenner on something I'd get in Primark for £2. I mean, it's common sense really. I always, without fail, find a piece of jewellery I really, really like whenever I go in. I honestly think Primark is one of the best places to buy AFFORDABLE jewellery on the highstreet. As much as I adore the treasure trove that is Accessorize, I do find myself discovering clones of their beautiful pieces in Primark. The only downside to this is of course Primark's quality isn't the best - I have had several 'Oh crap my necklace just fell to bits' moments due to Primark jewellery, but for the price I'm not going to complain. Therefore I think my jewellery spending spree in Primark a couple of days ago was completely justified...
I'm SO happy with everything I got. I know, I'm only feeding the addiction, but Primark has some beautiful pieces in at the minute that I really couldn't say no to. Am I alone in my jewellery addiction? What do you think to Primark's range of jewellery?
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28 comments

  1. Haha, it's ok to buy lots if it's that cheap! It would be different if each piece cost you £20.
    As I am a jewellery designer myself I can't warrant spending money on jewellery really, every now and then I'll buy something but have to make sure I pair it with something of my own. ;)

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  2. I love Primark'f jewellery. I picked a few bits up at the weekend too. It's like a guilt free spree!!! xx

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  3. haha im exactly the same! i have earrings etc in little boxes and its frustrating when i need to add something but it just won't fit!

    I love primark too and find that more exspensive jewellery sometimes goes green before primark stuff does!

    I have a pretty coat hanger which i hang flat on the wall and then fasten my necklaces on it, it keeps them seperated and untangled even when you have loads on :D xx

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  4. I could have written that post I agree with you so much!

    Without fail when I pop into Primark for a t-shirt I ALWAYS come out with at least one piece of jewellery.

    Their range just now is brilliant - I've bought three necklaces recently but there was so much else I loved too! Accessorize is great, but Primark is cheaper :P

    Dee xx

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  5. I buy so much jewellery from places like Primark, but never wear it! I'm a lot more fussy though with my storage, everything is in bead boxes from Hobbycraft which keeps it all untangled :)

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  6. HAHAH this is awsome i brought some nice bits in there at the weekend :} so cheap although i have noticed now they are getting more fashion forward the prices are rising used to be able to get a dress for a fiver now they like 14 quid!!! lol im such a tightass xxx

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  7. I agree but im just a primark addict in general for everything haha!

    www.vikki-gabrielleworld.blogspot.com

    xx

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  8. I'm not a jewellery person, I wear one necklace with an 'A' on it and that's as far as my love goes tehehe!

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  9. I'm obsessed with jewellery too! xx

    I'm having a giveaway if you wanna check it out too! :) xx
    http://hazzaapee.blogspot.com/2011/03/news-mini-giveaway.html

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  10. Ahh I love what you got, although I agree I've had some 'my primark necklace has just fallen apart' moments too haha! As for storing earrings, my sister pinned a cute scarf on her wall and hooks her earrings onto it, which I think is a nice idea! xx

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  11. Wow you have a lot of jewellery! I'm always stuck on where to store my jewellery, especially necklaces as they always get tangled!

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  12. Wow so much jewellery...
    www.photohappenings.blogspot.com

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  13. youre sickening! haha this is amazing! i used to have heaps like this but i'm so messy I never put things away so I had to throw heaps out as it was a big ball of tangles! :( really really really want a birdcage shabby chic holder! xo.
    gh0stparties.com

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  14. I never ever buy jewellery,but looking at those photos i have such a craving to look at your treasure trove! it looks so so pretty! xxxxx

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  15. wow! I love your stash, looks like you got some great bits.
    I love it all, great photos too x

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  16. wow! you hve quite the large collection! :)

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  17. i agree! i love when i find primark copies of accessorize/topshop/whatever pieces.

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  18. I actually cant believe Iv found someone who has as much jewellery as me!!
    Iv just started my own jewellery site and Id love you to have a look, tell me what you like what you dont etc:
    www.blablablashop.bigcartel.com

    LOVE. X

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  19. And there I was thinking I had too many pieces lol woooow what a collection xx :o)

    http://lulubbeautyandfashion.blogspot.com/

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  20. omg.. i'm jealous.. i want every piece of your collection *.*

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  21. i love primark jwlry they have some really preety quirky thing's, always a favourite!

    p.s- just started following you, love your blog

    www.sjmwell.blogspot.com
    x

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  22. Love these photos! Makes me really want to get to Primark and have a jewellery binge! x

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  23. Cute blog! Please check out mine and follow if you'd like :)

    www.SimpleStyleSecrets.com

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  24. I bought one of those necklaces the other day! I think it looks like it's from accessorise, quite short with lots of little bits on it!
    Nice bed sheet, I also have that lol :)
    www.miaplaysdressup.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  25. I make jewelry and sell it on two different sites on the web. I only started four years ago and I've already sold 1150 items at one of my shops, average price is about sixty dollars. I've had 18K in sales in 2013. Why don't you consider doing this, too? It is so much fun, and it will cure addictive issues, because creativity is the cure. I'm a licensed therapist with 25 years in FT private practice. I retired when I started not wanting to stop making jewelry for five minutes. It keeps weight down. You can find parts SO CHEAP on ebay and etsy. Anything you can't figure out yourself you can find a free youtube how to for. I'm trying to encourage you, not market to you. So, I'm not telling you how to find my shops. But if you need help getting going, my email address not connected to my shops is Daisy41507@aol.com. I feel a change coming on for you. (Dylan lyric). Pamela

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  26. I make jewelry and sell it on two different sites on the web. I only started four years ago and I've already sold 1150 items at one of my shops, average price is about sixty dollars. I've had 18K in sales in 2013. Why don't you consider doing this, too? It is so much fun, and it will cure addictive issues, because creativity is the cure. I'm a licensed therapist with 25 years in FT private practice. I retired when I started not wanting to stop making jewelry for five minutes. It keeps weight down. You can find parts SO CHEAP on ebay and etsy. Anything you can't figure out yourself you can find a free youtube how to for. I'm trying to encourage you, not market to you. So, I'm not telling you how to find my shops. But if you need help getting going, my email address not connected to my shops is Daisy41507@aol.com. I feel a change coming on for you. (Dylan lyric). Pamela

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  27. Why don't you take a look at Kiwii Shop on Facebook, amazing necklaces, I just want to buy them all! #necklaceaddict #guilty

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    High5store.com

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