Unbelievably, we are almost half way through this year already, and how about we inject some more colour into our lives just in time to emerge back into the outside world (at our own pace)? Let’s smash the second half of 2021 with an explosion of joyful colour, because why the hell not?! If I’ve learnt anything from the last shit show of a year and a half, it is to stop bloody worrying, and if it makes you happy, you just gotta do it! And I am applying that new mantra to what I choose to wear: if it makes me happy, I’m going to wear it. And it just so happens, that more often than not, if it is bold, bright and colourful, then it makes me happy!
I’ve put together a list of 15 lush small businesses who are creating bold, happy pieces of jewellery to make you beam, so buckle up and get ready for a colourful ride!
I’ve included a mix of some familiar faces who have been featured on the blog before, and new ones who I have only recently discovered – I hope you find some new mega talented people to share the love to!
Had painted wooden beads and super lightweight resin earrings – Dot’s Corner has you covered!
Super duper talented graphic designer, illustrator and actual clown Gem D’Souza never fails to baffle me – definitely recommend to give her a follow on Insta!
THE LAND OF THE CUCKOO
The colours in these bad boys fill me with joy, and I hope they do the same for you!
These kiln fired ceramic beauties are sure to put a sunny smile on your face!
I featured mega cool eco-queen Kate in one of last month’s Creative Q&As – have a read here!
I have only very recently discovered this shop, how cool are these super unique laser-cut acrylic necklaces?!
HOUSE OF HETTY
If lush colour palettes in polymer clay are your jam, House of Hetty is for you!
Hugely talented and all round good egg Kaz has also been featured for a Creative Q&A – have a nosey here!
EARTH PAPER FIBRE
I know, I know, these beauties aren’t the colour pop I promised, but I just could not leave them out, and sometimes you need a neutral ya know?
DAKOTA RAE DUST
Now these are what I call a colour POP! A combination of vintage textiles and new & recycled materials, these pieces are an absolute dream come true.
Sarah nails it every time with her quirky pieces, and be sure to check out her precious jewellery collections too if you feel you deserve a big old treat (psst, you do).
Polymer jewellery bursting with love and colour!
STITCHING ME SOFTLY
Alongside these ready-made beauties, Emma of Stitching Me Softly specialises in crochet kits, so have a peek at her shop!
Emma is also a member of the Creative Q&A club – read here!
These are another new discovery and are an absolute feast for this rainbow lover’s eyes!
ALL THE DISCOS
I cannot wait to get back to the discos, and these lightening bolts are sure to get your ears dancefloor ready!
What a talented bunch hey?!
I hope a few of those tickled your fancy – if they did, please go and give the makers a follow of Instagram and tell them how wonderful they are!
And if you’re in the market for some new jazzy earrings, or a bold statement necklace, I hope you’ll pay their shops a visit too!
So, let’s make 2021 the year of jabs and jewellery! See you next week!