Monday, 23 May 2011

Beads, buttons and bows

I have only just discovered the fabulous style icon - and nonagenarian - Iris Apfel (pictured above.) Recently, The Women's Room wrote about the upcoming launch of her new range of jewellery. Judging by her love of over-the-top gems and beads, I think I'm going to like it. A lot.

Apfel is a self-confessed fan of 'fun jewellery with big stones - so large they would be untouchable if they were real.' Apparently she used to take empty masking tape rings and decorate them with black markers to make beautiful bangles. Well, if home-made jewellery is good enough for her, then I am proud to show off some of the pieces in my collection. They were, I should point out, all made by Buddy and Daisy.

1. Glitter and Button bracelet

2. Silver Straw necklace

3. Pretty Preztel necklace (edible)

4. Flashy Foil cuffs (made from Easter Egg wrappings)

5. Fireworks tiara

Bold, fun and original; I love my jewellery. And a piece from Iris Apfel's collection would fit right in, don't you think? Not that I'm - ahem - hinting or anything.

[We're playing over at It's Playtime this week. Are you?]


  1. Such cute pieces!! I love big and bold! I like to paint the masking tape rolls and then mod podge photos onto them!

  2. Back again to give you something!

    I've given you an award on my blog:

  3. Hi Michelle!

    How very exciting! And congratulations to you on yours!

    Thanks so much for passing it on. I look forward to checking out all your Blog recommendations. x


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