*DISCLAIMER: Apologies for my increasingly cringeworthy blog post titles...I'm starting to think I was meant to be a cheap tabloid journo!*
I've been pouring over some of my favourite jewellery designers lately and, being completely broke, I thought instead of creating massive debt for myself by actually buying any of these lovely, delicate, pretty things (sob), I would just blog about them and depress myself further! Good plan huh?? (I'm okay really before you start sending me links to the priory). So here are my current favourite jewellery brands...
This Aussie designers incorporates eveyrday items into his largely silver based jewellery designs. This is an idea I can totally get behind, being someone who's fashioned earrings out of jigsaw puzzles and a necklace using nuts and bolts (maybe I'll show you one day.)
Also, the photographic direction and styling has to have it's own mention, love the grungey nature of it! So refreshing compared to the normal pretty girl in a wind machine with her hands strategically pointing towards her neck...
MARIA FRANCESCA PEPE
I only came across this designer very recently but her work is awesome and has already been snapped up by the likes of Gaga (or her stylists...) and Rihanna.
I discovered Tina's work when I was browsing the boutiques in the Brighton Lanes shortly before my birthday this year. Boyfriend of the year bought me the CUTEST necklace which I have since (unasheamedly) names Cedric :) He's a little shite skull with a silver FREAKIN TASH! And he has lots of friends with other silver accessories such as an arrow through the head, grillz, a flower in his mouth and many others. Here are some of Tina's designs:
Tina's got such an individual style the elements of which just seem so perfectly in tune, this designer clearly has sheer talent in styling and constructing her jewellery. I can't wait to see what she brings out next! Check out the rest of her designs on her website as I haven't included every item in her range.
I discovered this brand at a press day for Push PR. I'm not a massive fan of their glitzier stuff but in fairness, they do glitzy with more edge than most brands.
I have looooads more jewellery designers I'm into but I think that's enough for one email. I will post about small enterprises next week as I've come across a number of lovely little handmade jewelery designers who trade online and at craft fairs...keep your eyes peeled :)
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