My first thought when I saw the new Doris Daisy collection from Konplott was that it was like the prettiest firework display, with bright pops of colour - hot pinks, turquoise, reds, oranges and blues - flashing before my eyes. The perfect intro to early summer!
Iridescent enamel resin set with beautifully coloured Swarovski crystals is transformed into stunning brooches, necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Perfect for brightening up those April showers...
The weather may still be unpredictable, but spring has definitely arrived here at Alexandra May!
Just as Paris Fashion Week kicks off, the shop is full of Parisian flavour, as Konplott's new Macaroon collection has arrived. Delicious pastel hues in soft blue, mint green, candy floss pink and coral are mixed with opaline Swarovski crystals with pretty bows, cameos and flowers.
Le printemps est la, as they say!
Red is for... winter jewels. It's creeping up to the end of January, with another couple of potentially bleak months ahead, but it doesn't all have to be doom and gloom. Red is the perfect shade for winter. Yes, it's festive but it's also full of the promise of good things to come: red roses, strawberries, homemade raspberry jam, ripened tomatoes, and of course, red hearts for your Valentine.
One of our favourites, Askew London's Art Deco red paddle clip-on earrings, are set with original red ribbed glass stones, as well as tiny jet black and crystal seed glass stones. Konplott's 'Blood Bite' collection, a stunning selection of necklaces and earrings created from resin flowers and red Swarovski crystals is also beautiful. If you prefer something a little more 'ethnic' that will take you right through to summer, Trousseau hand carved red agate earrings are perfect.
Rings are one of the big 'fashion' trends for 2014, so if you fancy flashing a splash of colour, Ollipop's large bronze filigree red resin glass ring or Konplott's 'Blood Bite' large red crystal ring are both real head turners.
So it may be a month of wellingtons and umbrellas, but we're not going to let the English winter dampen our spirits with these beautiful red jewels to cheer us up.