8 Jul 2011

Handmade jewellery obsessions

Okay, I'll admit it, I am a little bit obsessed by jewellery and find myself constantly adding to my collection.  I'm planning a jewellery storage post for you soon to show you how I keep everything organized.  But anyway, lately I've been really drawn to more unusual and handmade jewellery that's not the same as everyone else has bought from Primark.  I thought I'd show you a few pieces I've bought so far and some of the bits I have my eye on.


You may remember from a few weeks ago I showed you the cute little love heart rings I bought from Georgia.  I've been getting lots of wear out of them and lots of compliments when people notice them.  



I then moved on to getting a lego ring.  I've quite fancied on of these for a while so when I saw Leanne was making them I got one in pretty pink.  


Look at the lovely packaging!




A while ago now I got myself a scrabble necklace from ebay with the letter G.  I went for one with the added cuteness of a little flower.   



I've wanted a name necklace for years - I used to want silver but now I'd prefer gold.  I think they're really hard to get for my name as sometimes the G can be quite ugly depending on what font is used.  I actually had one made once, but when they showed me the design I didn't like it.

When I saw these funky rubbery ones I thought I'd give it a go as they were only around £10 and I quite liked the way the font came out for my name.  



On our charity day at work, a lady came in to sell some lovely handmade jewellery and I bought this pretty rose necklace.  I don't think she has a website unfortunately.



And now onto some handmade shops I like to check out and am considering making some little purchases from


This is a really pretty little shop with loads of cute stuff - these beauties are my favourites



Oh yes, we all know what that ring looks like and it's only £12!


There are so many pretty things on here that I want I don't know where to begin!  I think that's why I've not placed an order yet!  I've managed to narrow myself down to these favourite pieces for today.

It's really nice stuff, but at the pricier end for handmade jewellery.







This is a folksy shop with some really nice pieces at very reasonable prices.  Everything's really cute and some of the things are quite different from anything I've seen elsewhere.  Also the seller has been donating some of her profits to cancer research, so you can spend whilst knowing you're also giving to a good cause.





Next is a big cartel shop with a wide variety of things for sale.  The prices here seem really good too - the cute little hairclips are only £1 each.







This shop has some amazing and really intricate items and I really like the charm bracelets.  The prices are at the higher end, but you can see why as there is a lot of effort and charms and beads which must go into each one. There are some sale items which are cheaper and still lovely.  


So there you have all of my suggestions for browsing gorgeous handmade jewellery - I hope you've discovered a new seller you like.  

If you know of some other great shops, please link me to them in the comments =)



6 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for featuring us! We hope the pricing does not put you off, we keep everything under £20 (apart from one thing, which is the Alice charm bracelet), and we have some bits from £3.00 :) We price competitively to the high street - who have really caught on to the kitschy, cute, jewellery thing.

    Thanks again for featuring us, keep up the fab blog! Sending you lots and lots and lots of love. Have an awesome weekend! xoxo

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  2. Thanks for this Gem! My first customer and my first blog feature!!

    I really appreciate it, thank you sooooo much and I'm very pleased that you like your ring.
    xxx

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  3. Great post! I love the jewellery that looks like it's completely one of a kind. Something special about feeling you are the only one wearing a design, just because it looks it :) You've featured some great items and I'm checking out a variety of the ebay shops now :) xx

    little-glitterblog.blogspot.com

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  4. amazing post! I love buying from little online shops and finding little pieces not everyone has i.e Primark! Will deffo be checking out the ones above that I haven't visited! x

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  5. Thanks so much for the feature :) Fab post!

    Lauren @ Dollipops

    http://www.dollipops.co.uk

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  6. I love some of the Jewellery featured here, great review xx

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