The sparkly chandelier earrings are taking a sabbatical. My multiple midlife ear piercings require a reboot. Now that there are three holes (again) in my left ear and one in the right, I’ve had to rethink my earring arrangement. Playing around with a line-up of more delicate silver styles, I have single studs from Astley Clark and hoops from Melissa Joy Manning (available HERE and HERE). And to celebrate the launch of Know Your Style, Julia Dobson the founder of Village England bags very kindly sent me a pair of Everleigh ‘sail shaped’ sterling silver earrings handmade in the UK.
Delighted with the gift, I’ve been wearing these lovely earrings ever since. Unaware that Village England had diversified, I asked how the jewellery collection came about, ‘It started with a very random conversation with our CAD designer Cressida,’ Julia tells me, ‘it turns out that CAD work is her sideline and she has a small jewellery business. One thing led to another and she agreed to make a few pieces for me. It was pure self indulgence.’ Chic and simple, some of the designs are handmade in Devon by Cressida and others are made using the CAD moulds she created, ‘I do love jewellery, but clean, simple designs. Unfussy pieces, well-made so the materials are as important as the shapes – much like our bags really.’
Village England are offering That’s Not My Age readers 20% discount on the jewellery collection. Simply use the code: Jewellery20
And here’s some more ear candy: