Saturday, 19 December 2009

Daisy Knights' Pop-Up Shop

A few months back I wrote a post introducing British jewellery graduate Daisy Knights. I had fallen in love with her collections, featuring tiny skulls and studs, in an organic-meets-playful style. Having first spotted her designs on the pages of Retail Jeweller Magazine, I wrote the blog post, headed to IJL to meet Daisy a few weeks later, and have returned this week from visiting her in her first pop-up shop venture, down on London's Fulham Road.

A smiling Daisy, outside her pop-up shop

It was fabulous to see Daisy again, aglow with excitement and news, filling me in with what's been happening with her jewellery. Alongside two new collections, and some glittering Drusy quartz stone rings, whispers of new stockists (Browns, anyone? Net-a-Porter?) ensure that Daisy has an exciting 2010 ahead of her.

 Drusy Quartz rings from the new Tallulah collection

Heart stud earrings, from Daisy's Sparky collection

Decorated with vintage printers' drawers, cream-coloured mannequins and gorgeous prints of her jewel-adorned friend and inspiration Tallulah, Daisy's shop was original, quirky and  laid-back - everything the girl is, and everything her designs are about.  After having a busy few weeks in-situ, it was only fair to add to Daisy's success, so I treated myself to a little something... A silver skull ring has found itself a home on my little finger. Happy days!

Upside-down stone-set stacking rings, from the Michelle collection

My little silver Kim skull ring

A little something: All I want for Christmas

Laura Lee makes jewellery I adore, yet strangely it's been a while since I've had a nose in her Covent Garden shop. Having spotted that - just in time for Christmas - she's now stocked on ASOS, I decided to check out Laura's latest online offerings and... uh-oh... have found that little something I'd love for Christmas... Or maybe Valentines Day. A girl can dream, eh?

9ct gold and Pink Tourmaline heart bracelet, £245 by Laura Lee. Photo courtesy of

Monday, 7 December 2009

A little something: 'Hello' from around the world

Aaaah. Hannah Zakari has drawn me right in again! Not that I'm complaining of course; just that every time I dare to take a little peek on her site, I end up spotting something I love. This time, lots of pretty pieces sure to raise a smile and hopefully a 'Hello' or two back: jewellery by She Draws. The multilingual 'Hello' studs and matching necklace are a must for anyone doing a bit of European travelling, or even walking down any busy London street where a hundred different languages can be heard... What's more the studs are only £6! A little Xmas present to self? Bonjour, vous serez très très chic!




All designs by She Draws, images courtesy of Hannah Zakari

Saturday, 5 December 2009

A little something: Reindeer Necklace

I know, I know... it's only the 5th of December (goodness me, it's been a month since fireworks night?!), but just saw this handsome Reindeer Necklace on Bex Rox's site. Nice to see she's getting into the animal jewellery - typical me! - and there's a gorgeous little Antelope ring that's definitely worth a look. But yes, back to the Reindeer necklace. With everything around me getting ever more Christmassy - the spinning Angel tea light decoration is currently on the go - I felt I should acknowledge that yes, there are only 20 more days until the big day... and actually I can't wait!

Gold plated Reindeer necklace, by Bex Rox. Image courtesy of