I first wrote about my devotion to all things Bill Skinner related in one of my very early posts, and since then my love for his designs has leapt to a new height of obsession. So bearing this in mind, you can imagine how excited I was to find a certain grey box in the post this morning – because I knew it contained my sale purchases from Bill Skinner! The beginning of the 75% off BS sale marked the exact moment my bank account was going to begin its suffering – but I couldn’t care less! My jewellery box is now looking even more gorgeous now that it’s full of my new purchases…
(Sorry in advance for the chipped nails in the photos…)
- The Westie Earrings:
These Bill Skinner cuties were originally £40, but dropped to £12 in the sale… However, this particular pair of earrings was actually bought from eBay for £5, and I really couldn’t resist them at that price! The Westies themselves have tiny little faux pearls hanging from their chins and they have hilarious hairy details around their eyes which I love! They’re a fabulous edition to my small collection of earrings and I already know I’ll be wearing them everywhere…
2. The Otter Ring:
I must admit that although I’ve had my beady eye on this ring for months, the £55 price tag definitely prevented me from buying it… I adore the work of Bill Skinner and the team – so of course I want to buy as much of it as possible – but I’m not prepared to pay full price… I’ve been praying for this ring to end up in the Summer sale – and it did, eventually ending up at only £15… The small brown otter face peeks out from above a yellow and green enamel ombré reed. The minute carved details, use of coloured enamels, and tiny paws make this ring absolutely perfect for me. It is the cutest thing I have in my ring collection and I adore that tiny face!
3. The March Hare ring:
This is the slightly more expensive of the two rings I bought… Even at £60, the March Hare ring has been on my “Need to Buy” list for quite a long time now because the style complements two of the other Bill Skinner rings I own – and I wanted to have all three in my collection! When I accidentally stumbled across the announcement for the Bill Skinner sale on their Instagram, I hurried to the March Hare page and bought the ring for £15 straight away because there were only two left! Phew (!) I wasn’t about to let all those months of waiting go to waste… The Hare ring differs slightly to the Leopard and Horse versions I own because it is finished with a Pearl cabochon instead of the Labradorite cabochons on the other two rings… But I think I actually prefer the pearl! The long legs and ears are seriously gorgeous and the face is beautiful! I really do love Bill Skinner.
Despite the pitiful state of my bank balance, I couldn’t be happier with my jewellery choices and we all know I’ll be buying from Bill Skinner again! Hooray!
Do you have a favourite jewellery designer?
A Late Song Recommendation:
Rusted Root – Send Me On My Way