Sunday, February 27, 2011

even better than the real thing



After several failed attempts to purchase the Martin Margiela ring set I've been lusting over from thecorner.com (I would go through the entire checkout process only to be told the item was unavailable), I turned to my trusted personal shopper, a.k.a. Google, out of frustration. He came through for me once again. I found these cuff rings from a site that turns old silverware to jewelry - these rings are actually made from old butter spreaders. When I received them they were all a little too big. I had trouble re-sizing them without proper jeweler's tools (you can imagine how sturdy a butter knife is) but after pinching them for several hours in a vise and fine-tuning with a pair of long-nose pliers, they fit quite well. Overall I am very pleased; usually when I settle for second best it's only temporary until I get my hands on the real thing. Not so with my butter spreader rings - I love that they are recycled. These are a permanent addition to my jewelry collection.







10 comments:

  1. Those are awesome! Would've never though to wear 4 similar rings consecutively but it's quite a cool look. Plus, I like that they're recycled. :)

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  2. I have to say I do like these better! The margiela ones look too shiny. And the fact that these are recycled, makes them even better!

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  3. WOW! Good purchase, glad you managed also to refit them!

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  4. Using the vise LOL! that is intense devotion right there. And yours comes with a personal touch and funny story with them too. Good for you!

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  5. Great buy! Love them with your look!

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  6. I saw the Margiela rings in an editorial, they are just stunning- great that you found a cheaper alternative! Bit jealous.

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  7. Wow, they are so beautiful in such an unexpected way. I love that they are recycled too. And your outfit is pure coolness. You rock, Res-Pulchrae!

    I've been inspired by simply stylish bloggers like yourself and Dead Fleurette to find my own style and minimize the clutter standing in my way. Here is the 20th outfit from the 6-Items-Or-Less challenge.

    Twenty of 30! What do you think?

    XOXO

    -La Copine

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  8. Butter spreaders? It's just too amazing! I'd have never had guessed! They look perfect! And your tumbrl photo cracked me up! lol What a woman wouldn't do to make a ring fit! :)

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  9. Oh man! I actually managed to get the yellow gold Margiela set from Yoox one day but before I even had a chance to email you they were sold out! I literally hit confirm to purchase and went back to the original screen and they were gone! I'm definitely still on the lookout though and will notify you immediately of course.

    Thank you for the congrats. We kept it real mellow :)

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  10. Hi, wanted to ask you what site you got the rings from? They look amazing and I have too been after the real thing, but cant get hold of them! This would be a really great option! Can u help? Thanks :-)

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