Thursday, 17 March 2016

New In: Geometric Gems

Spring is beginning to make its presence felt here in Oxford and we've recently had deliveries of some gorgeous new geometric jewellery from old favourites Custom Made and Lucie Ellen

from left clockwise- Pirrip Press Present Greeting Card, £2.75 | Custom Made Curve Brass and Cord Necklace, £24 | Custom Made Mizar Brass and Cord Necklace, £17 | Pirrip Press Cocktail Greeting Card, £2.75 | Custom Made Alcor Brass and Cord Necklace, £16 | Custom Made Brass Symmetry Stud Earrings, £15 | Custom Made Brass Hexagon Stud Earrings, £14.50 

Custom Made is run by Anna Butler from her studio right here in Oxford. Working with a mix of metals, coloured cords and vintage charms, Anna makes striking modern jewellery to complement any outfit.

We particularly love the new curve design- a great choice of on trend colours (very Pantone 2016!) with a lovely tactile feel from the combination of painted brass tube and polyester cord. Plus they complement so many other shop items, including my current favourite cards, screen printed by hand in Bristol by Pirrip Press. (Doesn't the cocktail one just remind you of summer?!) There are also the Mizar and Alcor designs if you fancy something a little more subtle but still with that pop of colour.

necklaces, as before | Ding Ding Triangle Print Canvas Make-Up Bag, £13.50

I'm not sure which I love them with more, the Pirrip Press cards or these Ding Ding pouches...

from left, clockwise- Lucie Ellen Wooden Beaded Necklace, £27.50 | Rosie Moss Screen Printed Hares Linen Cosmetic Bag, £36 | Lucie Ellen Party Triangle Brooch, £9.25 | Catherine Watson Original Embossed College Square, £40 

Lucie Ellen is quite a name in the world of handmade with her signature playful wooden jewellery. Lucie applies paper to plywood to create her layered designs. All the patterns are handpainted onto the paper before being applied, or straight onto the beads as in the necklaces above. 

I love the way Lucie has started combining monochrome patterns with glitters, such as these party triangle brooches. It really makes the colours pop! 

There's a great interview with Lucie over on the I Want You To Know blog if you want to find out more about her journey into making and her design process. 

We've got some more jewellery scheduled to arrive in the next few weeks so I may be posting again soon with more goodies...

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