We have just received the most wonderful enamel butterfly and dragonfly brooches from Au Bout Des Reves. Formally known as Catherine Popescu, Au Bout De Reves have been designing retro-style enamel jewellery since 1992. Based in France, each piece is handmade from original stampings, discovered at the famous Paris flea market.
Each beautiful insect is embedded with Swarovski crystals and are so lightweight that most of them can be worn on silk. The colours are incredible with stunning lime green, red, turquoise, teal, hot pink and violet.
We love the fact that these beautiful old designs are being reproduced and not forgotten, keeping them alive for further generations to enjoy.
With yesterday voted as the most depressing day of the year, I thought it was time to cheer us all up with some colour. Early as it may be, the snowdrops are beginning to bloom, and I've even see the odd daffodil peep out from the icy ground. Spring may be a way off yet, but this new delivery from Philippe Ferrandis will inject a touch of spring colour into our lives until the real thing comes along.
Known as the 'Papagena' collection, each stunning pair of earrings is set with Swarovski crystals, glass stones and crystal drops. In bright colours including red, orange, yellow, turquoise and blue, they can't fail to put a smile on our face.
We know that spring has sprung when the new Ricardo Douaihi collection arrives at Alexandra May. His stunning lace earrings are all made by hand and embroidered with semi precious stones, mother of pearl, glass beads and tiny Swarovski crystals.
Each pair of lace earrings are light as a feather, yet make a dramatic statement and this collection is no different. Some of our favourites include the large Gold Floral Lace Lilac Beaded Earrings (above), Green & Gold Lace Star Wheel Earrings, small Gold Floral Lace Blue Beaded Earrings, Gold Lace & Crystal Wheel Hook Earrings, which are encrusted with tiny Swarovski crystals, and Silver Floral Lace Blue Beaded Earrings.
Worn with a summer dress or a simple top (our favourite being a crisp white shirt) these earrings will look fabulous. The question is, which pair to choose?