Archive for the ‘Bracelets’ Category
Friday, November 7th, 2008
ASOS is coming to the end of it’s mid-season sale, but there are still some great bargains to be had, especially in the jewellery section.
there are some great Kenneth Jay Lane pieces in the sale. Obviously we’re still looking at the higher end of the price range scale, there are some great reductions. This Black and Tan Double Head Tiger Bangle is reduced from £70 to £42, so it’s almost half price. This is not a piece for the faint hearted – it’s a a wrap around bangle with 2 tiger heads. It’s a great statement piece and the orange, gold and black colours are really vivid and work well together.
If you fancy getting your hands (or wrist) round it then be quick, because the sale won’t last forever and pieces like this are bound to be snapped up quickly. Head over to ASOS and check out the other bargains to be had.
Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
Jewel colours are really popular at the moment, but can be a bit over whelming in an entire outfit, especially if bright colours don’t work well with your complexion.
Never fear though, as Dorothy Perkins have some great bracelets that’ll have you wearing the trend but not looking like a Christmas bauble. Their Jewel Stretch Bracelet is perfect for pinging onto your wrist as a trend inspired accessory. The different colours, shapes and sizes of gems in the bracelet give it a more vintage and unusual feel, and it’s guaranteed to attract attention sparkling away on your wrist.
They’ve also got a similar bracelet that only contains red, pink and purple gems, perfect for creating a colour scheme with your outfit.
The Jewel Stretch Bracelet costs £15 and you can get it online or instore.
Tuesday, October 7th, 2008
Junk Jewels is another great small jewellery company that trades online and from Portabello Market in London. Their website is super easy to navigate and has a lovely layout. You can see all their designs in nice big pictures on one page – no need to click to zoom! They’re also fairly inexpensive, ranging from £6 to £12, and postage is free for all UK orders!
The are lots of lovely charms to choose from, from hearts to birds to horses, but my favourite has to be the Embellished Teapot Charm on a gold chain. The splash of colour on it looks great and gives it an antique, vintage feel, and I think you’d be hard pressed to find anyone else with necklace like this! It comes on a short chain for £8, or a long chain for £10.
Head over to Junk Jewels to have a look!
Monday, September 1st, 2008
I prefer handcrafted jewellery, rather than items mass produced by a machine. That way you can guarantee no-one else will have the same piece as you, and you’ll sound ultra cutting edge when people ask where you buy your jewellery.
Lunarrastar is a small jewellery company who have a studio space in Edinburgh, and sell their products online. They use natural gemstones, Swarovski crystals and vintage pendants to make necklaces, bracelets and earrings. They have great attention to detail and, even better, their jewellery doesn’t cost the earth!
Being a vintage fan, I think this Blue Victorian style Cameo necklace is one of my favourites. The blue colour is spot on and contrasts well with the white, and the Swarovski crystals and silver heart charm add detail and make it look even more unique. It’s available in three different lengths for the perfect fit, and costs just £15.99.
It’s available only on Lunarrastar’s website, and whilst you’re there have a look at their other lovely items.
Thursday, August 21st, 2008
You’re never too old for Disney, and now ASOS have launched a great line of jewellery to prove it! Disney Couture is a range of necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings inspired by Disney characters and themes, exclusively for big kids.
The high end products are a firm celebrity favourite, being sported by Lindsay Lohan, Kate Bosworth and Nicole Richie, as well as being featured in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.
My favourite is this cute Magic Castle Necklace. This is the very embodiment of all things Disney without being too cheesy or having Mickey Mouse draped round your neck (although the infamous ears are available as Swarovski necklace pendant if you fancy it!).
At 27 inches, this is a fairly long necklace, so wear it with a plain top to make the colours stand out. It’s 14 Ct gold plated and costs £40, so definitely a grown up piece of jewellery worth taking care of!
The whole range is available from ASOS now.
Tuesday, March 18th, 2008
As I was browsing the House of Fraiser jewellery section in search of a birthday gift I came across this Signature Chain Bracelet. It’s a little more than I was looking to spend and have found something else now but I simply had to show it off. It has been created by top designer Karen Millen and is available on the website for £50.
Its quite a chunky design so not suitable to wear with an elegant evening dress. It would however definitely jazz up a simple outfit and is probably best to wear as a single piece rather than going over the top; layering up your arm with silver!
The bracelet is made from costume silver and has a logo carabiner clasp for fastening, beautiful!
Wednesday, February 13th, 2008
There’s is nothing trashy about this up and coming jewellery brand I can tell you, so don’t be fooled by the name. They may be cheap and cheerful but they have some fab jewellery pieces available that will jazz up any outfit.
While we are all feeling loved up with Valentines Day looming, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to show you all this lovely little bracelet. It has the cutest rose and love charm that feature on a skinny gold plated chain. Depending on your wrist size you can order a wider fitting if needs be. The best though is definitely the price. It’s just £6 – bargain! In fact all items on offer are around this price.
So if you are feeling in the mood to do some serious bargain shopping then make www.junkjewels.co.uk your first stop.
Wednesday, February 6th, 2008
Malaya is a fab site to get your hands on vintage style jewellery. They have the most amazing selection of one off pieces that will attract all the right attention including gorgeous lockets and classic time pieces.
Be warned once an item is sold there are no other pieces the same, although you can contact the site owner to request similar creations. It is a bit of a tease as you can see each piece but most are already sold, so get viewing before all pieces are gone!!
One piece that remains that I have my eye on is this gorgeous Where art thou bracelet. It’s a true vintage charm bracelet and is being sold for just £30. Unfortunately the site doesn’t really give you any details about each piece, just the name and price so it could be quite risky spending a lot as you don’t really know what quality you are buying. It appears that the site owner is quite contactable so I guess if you do have any queries you could just ask before you buy.
Wednesday, January 30th, 2008
It wasn’t long ago that I was writing about how tribal jewellery looked to big this season, well it seems to of taken of a treat and I have some more pieces to share!!
Check out my tribal pointers first though before taking the plunge in buying your first piece. For starters if you want to look ultra authentic then go for brassy gold’s and tarnished silver. If it’s more of a craving for bright colours you are after then stick to beaded finishes. We all want something that looks original so keep your eye out for chic handmade pieces from market stalls – especially when you are on holiday.
Some may want to go for the whole tribal look, so try out tribal make up too with bronzed skin, strong eyebrows and orange lips to create the perfect tribal trend.
Dorothy Perkins have some great tribal accessories at the mo including theses beaded drop hoop earrings for that colour injection you might be craving. They are just £8.00 and can be bought on line or in store. ASOS also have some great beauties like this multi row magnetic bracelet for just £16.00 – so do tribal on the cheap.
Thursday, January 3rd, 2008
The flamboyant duo have once again come together to create yet another fab collection of handcrafted jewellery for popular department store Debenhams.
This new range of glitzy dress up decorations will re-create the feeling you once had when you were younger and rummaged through your mums jewellery box to find a shiny piece and having that overwhelming feeling that you have in fact struck gold!!
EB – as the range is known is a designer diffusion line that has recently hit the stores. The stand out costume jewellery will glam up any rock t-shirt or will add the finishing touch to your favourite party frock. Each piece has the added bonus of looking like it has come straight from a couture cabinet at Tiffany but without the hefty price tag.
The collection is so vast it’s hard to choose my favourite pieces, but I think for me this silver coloured diamante rose cuff wins hands down. This piece is the ultimate accessory needed to draw attention to yourself. It’s £65.00 but once on it literally looks a million dollars!!
This is gorgeous designer jewellery that deserves to be worn as though it’s a family heirloom!!