Mikey Espinosa, accessories 2013

I’ve been having such a fascination with accessories/adornments. But before I get into it, I spent a day with a friend named Melody. We decided to spend a day just having a bit of fun with the camera and here are some of the pictures that were taken. Our concept was “New World.” The idea of being aware to our surroundings, connecting with Earth and ones self. We were definitely influenced by the story of Pocahontas and her arrival in England. From being heavily surrounded by Earth in its natural state to suddenly being plunged into a “Civilisation.” These pictures were taken at the River Thames on a low tide. I was really saddened to see all the waste that was washed up, it was so heartbreaking, we must try to be aware of the environment that we live in. The Earth is a beautiful place to live in, this is our home, we must take care of it.

Here are the images.  IMG_1456 DSC_1289 DSC_1262 DSC_1277DSC_126912 I’ve really been inspired by African, Native American and I like to add an Eastern Asian twist to it. The things I’ve picked and made aren’t as extravagant and beautiful as the traditional accessories but I tried! ifThe top image displays four ear cuffs, which were on sale at TopShop fo £3.50. They do have plain ones for £2.50 but I bought this set because the hooks that the charms are connected too would be useful if I wanted to customise them. I did customise one of them adding a long chain with a feather attached to it (which can be seen on the first image taken on this post.) On the bottom right, the first bracelet was given to me as a gift from Ghana, the middle bracelet was made by myself, adding carved beads with Chinoiserie porcelain beads and the final bracelet is a wooden bracelet from Philippines! The next image are two necklaces I made with thin leather and I like to wear them bunched together for a layered effect. Finally the last image features a ring covered in a woven strip and gathered feathers chained onto a necklace. What will you be adorning yourself with this summer!?

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