Mmm, jewellery.... how I love you. A little etsy browsing earlier today lead me to Babette. Run by a Central St Martins trained fashion designer now living in the US, Babette sells really beautiful pieces often involving gem-coloured garnetts. These hoop earrings (below) definately caught my eye! I love the colour tones used... from purple to peacock!
"A gently hammered 14k gold fill hoop, in perfect harmony with delicate, faceted beads. Metal beads date back to WW2 era, probably french in origin- rare and very hard to find. Beads permanently positioned within hoop."
These garnett and adventure draped earrings (above) remind me of some very very old jewellery I saw in the British Museum recently - they have an air of being very equisite and old, yet are also very modern and wearable! I love them :)
Be sure to visit Babette on etsy and let me know if you treat yourself to anything!
I'm assistant editor of a magazine and live on the south coast of England. I love illustration, art, fashion, zines, jewellery and music - the quirkier the better <3. Thankyou for visiting my blog where I share stuff I've made, places I've visited, things that inspire me and things I've come across that need to be shared! x
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