Girl’s best friends

The best way to dress up an outfit is with the right accessories, and I have gone mad for geek jewellery. I started with a few pieces picked up on Etsy and a couple things bought at conventions, mostly at the hand-made stalls.

I got crafty, too, especially with earrings- I repurposed atwo Les Mis charm bracelets into a set, had a friend make me a couple of handpainted ones, and even tried my hand at a little DIY and made felt Batman earrings myself (I am terrible at arts and crafts).

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Choosing the right jewellery is the easiest way to make an everyday outfit fandom-specific. Choose the right colors for the clothes and add a necklace evoking your character of choice and it all comes together. And the jewellery options range from vaguely inspired to screen-identical replicas.

(One of my earliest pieces of geek jewellery and merchandise was the Arwen Evenstar necklace replica I paid with four months of my pocket money.)

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And while I still traverse Etsy, there are many other options – some of my jewellery comes from my monthly delivery of mystery boxes, from Loot For Her, through the Bookish Box, to the Owl Crate and occasional others.

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The biggest part of my collection is, unsurprisingly, Star Wars related. While I can’t quite find them in Poland and international companies either don’t ship here or charge an arm and a leg for the postage, I did go a bit crazy on my last US trip and bought out the thinkgeek store in New York and every jewellery piece they had at the Star Wars Costumes exhibit – I have no regrets, though my wallet still cries a bit at night.

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That trip yielded my absolute favourite piece, which is the Love and Madness opening crawl wrap bracelet. It’s a gorgeous piece containing the entire opening of A New Hope – it comes in three colour variants (mine is gold on black, though I’m lusting after the other two). You could feasibly wear it as a necklace or a belt as well, but it also pairs amazingly with my other fave piece: the ‘a long time ago’ ring.

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(As you can see on the photo, my bracelet has a little flaw: two of the word blocks are upside down, but I love it for its quirks too ;)).

One thing I definitely need more of are rings, but I’m wary of shopping for them online: the ring sizes confuse me something awful, and I have three different rings in the same size and they definitely don’t fit the same – if I can’t try it on, I’m probably not gonna buy it.

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(I would make an exception for this Millenium Falcon ring from Bioworld though, if I didn’t have it yet, because it’s just the best. I imagine this is what people call a statement piece, and also, I have a soft spot for a ring that looks like you could punch somebody’s lights out with. I feel like Han would approve.)

So, what are your favourite geek jewellery pieces? Did you make any yourself?

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3 thoughts on “Girl’s best friends”

    1. That’s so cool (it’s probably my fave piece ever, ngl) – I shared the giveaway on twitter, it’s so great you’re doing this 🙂

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