I like my jewellery to be fun, colourful and most importantly sustainable. And recently I have been on the hunt for jewellery that ticks all these boxes. For me jewellery is a great way to treat yourself without worrying about it being unflattering or the wrong size. And there are a lot of independent sellers who are continuing to hand-make and craft their jewellery during these times. I want to take this time to acknowledge those creating such unique pieces and who are showcasing that jewellery can be too both fashionable and sustainable.
For colourful beaded delights.
I am having a true love affair with Bloma! I am smitten with their playful aesthetic and bold creative styles. I bought my first pair of earrings from them a couple of weeks ago and they are my now go to piece to pull an outfit together. I also love how Bloma! tries to use deadstock, vintage and secondhand beads wherever possible and makes their packaging multi functional with suggestions to use the dust bag as a way to store jewellery when travelling!
Night Time Holiday
For abstract statement earrings.
Statement earrings are a great way to suddenly elevate an outfit and create some interest and look no further than Night Time Holiday to provide some well needed drama. Each piece is lovingly crafted by Brooke Robson with the main aim being they are as eco-friendly as possible. Not only are her polymer clay earrings very durable with silver backs to them, she also offers a service to create new jewellery out of earrings that are broken and beyond repair! And my most favourite idea Brooke has come up with is to create Waste Not Want Not sales, where she makes earrings out of all the leftover waste clay, pretty fab right?
For feminine iconic pieces.
This brand is cruelty free, sweatshop free and is trying to be a low emission brand. Sustainability is of the upmost importance to Margaux Studios and with a background in fashion and a love of film and art, you can tell her designs are well thought out to be both decorative and breathtaking but also sustainable. With every material carefully sourced and put together, her beautiful pieces have caught the eye of the likes of Charlotte Jacklin and Daisy Hoppen, and its definitely not hard to see why!
For the sea glass meets contemporary look.
I have mentioned CLED before in my Favourite Sustainable Brands post, and I like their designs so much I just had to include them in this round up as well! Their eco conscious up cycled jewellery continues to try and reuse objects to create truly interesting and unique designs. The jewellery reminds me of when I was a child picking up sea glass on trips to the beach and this nostalgia just makes each necklace, bracelet and earrings feel even more special.
For personalised classics.
Hand-crafted out of recycled sterling silver in Karina's North London studio, her playful take on jewellery is so unique and personal. She has created a line of instant classic pieces that would soon become a go to staple in your jewellery collection. My favourites are the letter charms that can be put on bracelets or bought as earrings.
For fruity little pieces.
Pura Utz means 'pure quality' and 'pure good' and the brand strives to live up to this in every aspect. The designs honour the Mayan weaving tradition and their aim is to create an international market for the artisans to be acknowledged for their skills. Founder Anna, works with mother daughter duo Bernabela and Elisa in Guatemala and has created a business where not only are they hand crafting beautiful pieces but are making sure to create a sustainable income for the women and making sure their talents and work is acknowledged.
In Association With
For those go to layering pieces.
Inspired by the sights and sounds of India, In Association With embraces different cultures and celebrates what they have to offer. They work with a family owned jewellery business in Rajasthan, together they create fair trade and ethically made goods. The result are these beautiful delicate pieces that will stand the test of time and will be sure to never go out of style.
For timeless statement jewellery.
This one of my recent discoveries in the world of sustainable jewellery and its a good'n. Susan has created a curated collection of vintage pieces that she has sourced from all over the world and authenticates to make sure we are getting the real deal. Although most people are drawn in by her collection of beautiful vintage Chanel pendant necklaces, I am more intrigued by the simpler chain link necklaces that are my go to for a layered look. And whats even better is these pieces don't break the bank, with necklace prices ranging from £20 and up.
For effortlessly cool, delicate jewellery.
Designed and created by Amanda Nyberg, Holy Recycle is created from vintage materials and metals made in Barcelona. Looking through her pieces you can see a lot of passion goes into each design and they are truly unlike anything I have ever come across. Their delicate yet bold, effortless and chic all at the same time! I imagining myself wearing and those yellow flower earrings (pictured on the bottom left) all through summer!
Ear - Things
For one of a kind style earrings.
With a no clay throw away policy and recyclable packaging, Ear-Things is an independently run business trying to do things a little differently. With a therapeutic approach to jewellery making, you can see a lot of emotion and time goes into each piece making them truly individual. I myself have my eyes on those smiley face earrings and can totally see myself pairing those with a cute little cardigan for a pretty effortlessly cool look.
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