I still have to see My Neighbour Totoro and Ponyo (two of the few Studio Gibli movies I haven’t seen yet), but I know how adorable the characters can be. And these necklaces with them are just super cute:




I don’t think I’d actually wear something like this, but it’s still pretty. The necklaces are available in the Gypsy’s Jewels Etsy store for $12.00.

I’m not really a Scrabble player; I like the occasional game, but I can’t say I’m really any good in it. Still these simple Scrabble necklaces are just gorgeous:

Scrabble Necklace

You can get it at Heist’s Etsy store for $45.

Me Wantz: Octopus Jewellery

February 22nd, 2010

This is a little bit weird and creepy, but at the same time I love how this looks. OctopusME is an Etsy seller who specializes in sterling silver cast octopus parts… made from actual sushi grade octopus. I think it’s gorgeous, but at the same I’m a bit creeped out by it.

Here are a couple of her designs:

OctopusME 1

OctopusME 2

OctopusME 3

OctopusME 4

Check out all her designs in the OctopusME etsy store.

Via Girlybubble

Me Wantz: Button Hairband

February 12th, 2010

I’ve tired wearing hairbands with stuff on them, like roses and butterflies, but they also end up looking silly. But this hairband could look super cute!

VandA Button Hairband

You can get it from the V&A online store for only £14!

Secret Santa: Necklace

February 11th, 2010

The final Secret Santa present I got was a beautiful necklace from Colleen of Lavender Lines:

Secret Santa Present

Thanks, Colleen!

Tags: Jewellery

Me Wantz: Twitter Necklace

November 25th, 2009

I know, I know, it’s a bit overkill, but I still really like these twitter necklaces from Survival of the Hippest.

I came across them via Swiss Miss’s blog on an unrelated post about “If I could have any domain name“. One of the photos featured was this one:

If I could have any domain name, it would be...

A #fail necklace! Cool, right? Swiss Miss had a link to Survival of the Hippest underneath it, the store that sells these necklaces. Besides the hashtag necklaces they also do @username ones, and they also come in keychains, bracelet, anklets, pins, and tie clips.


I do like the idea and would love to have a necklace like #fail or even @mseckington or MissGeeky.com. I know, it is incredibly geeky, but it would be so much prettier than wearing a T-shirt with your username on it.

The necklaces start at $49.95, with optional extras like diamonds longer chains. It’s slightly too pricey for my tastes, but it would make a great geeky present for Christmas. Btw, if you want a small discount, click on the small birdy on their homepage to get $10 off your purchase.

Via swissmiss

I used to have this gigantic silver purple jewelry box which was perfect to store all the pretties I owned (looking back now though it’s kind of kitschy). It was too heavy though to take with me when moving to London (and also not that practical), so since then I’ve been looking for a suitable replacement.

I stumbled on these beautiful boxes on design store Umbra:

Turvy Storage Box: Pine storage box that pivots from the center. 9 x 3.5 x 4.5″ (23 x 9 x 11 cm). £33.00


Tuck Storage Box: Bamboo boxes that swivel together to create a cube for easy storage. 5 x 5 x 5″ (13 x 13 x 13 cm). £30.50


Terrace Storage Box: Set of three stacking bamboo boxes for jewelry. 5″ diameter x 4″. £30.50


Spindle Storage Box: Pivoting storage box with magnetic closure. 7.5 x 4.5 x 4.5″. £30.50


Me Wantz: Tiffany Keys

July 24th, 2009

Because of LittleMissLala’s tweet a couple days ago about Tiffany’s, I wandered onto the Tiffany’s website. Oooh, shiny stuff!

I love these key shaped pendants:


My favourites are the more simple designs, but even these are pretty pricy (from left to right: £745, £135, £135, £155):


Check out the Tiffany website for more designs.

I love love love these jewelry designs from Molly M Designs. They are just so simple and elegant, but with a mathematical twist.


The story behind the store is pretty interesting too. Molly McGrath is professionally trained as an architect and after using a laser cutter to make architectural models, she realized the machine potential to make unique jewelry. Each design starts out with a sketch, which are then drafted into AutoCAD and printed on the laser cutter.



From what I can see on the site, every design is available as earrings or as a pendant. Depending on the design, they are available as small or large. Here are the prices: small earrings are $36, large earrings are $46, small pendants are $36 and large pendants are $46.


Via Design Crush

Batucada Bijoux

July 26th, 2008

I came across these cool jewelry designs called Batucada jewelry. They’re from an up-and-coming design company in France and some of the stuff is just so pretty.

The jewelry is made from an synthetic Eco-friendly rubber, creating a tattoo-like appearance when worn. Because of the material it’s also waterproof and sweat proof. They’re perfect as casual, but trendy everyday jewelry. 


Most of the designs are available in 5 different colours: classic black, moka, silver, gold and shiny purple. Furthermore, two bracelets can be attached to each other to form a choker.


Although they’re a French company I couldn’t discover any European sites that sell them. I did though find a US store that does called Brooklyn5and10. There all the necklaces cost $34.95 and the bracelets $19.95. Sadly they only deliver to the US (shipping is about $10), so I’ll have to wait till I find a store here.

Check out the Batucada website for more cool designs.