New buys from ALKE!

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There were newbies out by ALKE a couple of weeks ago and I couldn’t help myself…. so I bought three new necklaces 😀

What I really like about this handmade jewellery site is that the items can be personalised, making them one of a kind. The owner is a close friend of mine which also makes things a lot easier for me. I have been finding it difficult to get long length necklaces for myself and so she customised a few pieces to suit my taste. Take a look!

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All three beautiful pieces costed me a total of Rs. 1,700 which is pretty darn decent. Surprisingly, my husband (who does not like costume jewellery and anything of that sort) loves all three of these pieces as well (yay me :D).

Xoxo

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Newbies from ALKE

Did I forget to mention that December is the month I go bonkers and bust up pretty much my entire bank account? In case I didn’t, there, I said it.

Sunday was the Colombo Design Market and I thought it would be nice to take my mum along with me to have a look at the stuff. She didn’t thoroughly enjoy it but my wallet certainly did. I ended up busting more cash on two beautiful handmade necklaces and an adorable notebook.

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Tear-drop pendant necklace

 

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Seashell pendant necklace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aren’t these buys great? Yeah this is what I tell myself when I look at my empty wallet… sigh… but I do love these items very much and hey, I thought I’d gift myself a few things this year especially because my little in-house business has also been doing really well. Yay me!

So the two necklaces are by ALKE but unfortunately I cannot remember at which stall I got the adorable ice-cream notebook. It’s like the cutest thing ever and I’m going to be using it for something special, which I will mention sometime soon – this week possibly. As for the necklaces, I do not own anything like these two and well, I do like long ones because short ones do not show on my because of the shawls (scarves) I wear on a daily basis. I had my eye on the seashell necklaces for quite some time and I found the perfect opportunity to get myself one at the design market. As for the tear-drop pendant one, it was too cute to miss. It’s super long in comparison but I love that fact and I love the light airy pink shade of the pendant very much. I most definitely can pair these two with pretty much any daily casual outfit which is a definite plus point.

I think I should control my purchasing urges from now on. Sigh, yes. Okay.

Xoxo

 

ALKE

Unique handmade designer jewellery
Unique handmade designer jewellery

I had a fetish once for handmade jewellery. That was all I wore and was interesting in buying whenever I went shopping. This fetish has somehow toned down a bit over the years however but I do appreciate hand-crafted jewellery every now and then.

Recently I came across a new handmade jewellery brand that was initiated by a very close office colleague of mine. ALKE is all about jewellery, restoring and repairing your all time favourites. I’m not all too sure about the restoring and repairing part of her business but her handmade products are beautiful and truly one of a kind.

Take a dip in the ocean
Take a dip in the ocean

I love that her pieces of jewellery are unlike others found available here in Sri Lanka. Who would have thought a gold sprayed sea shell pendant necklace would look so cool with a day look? I just love this piece and perhaps will get my hands on it very soon!

I’m also a huge earrings fan and she makes these lovely woven thread earrings, that also go along the lines of having a ombre and mixed toned look. Her bead and wire pendants are a huge rave and I find them to be extremely chic because of the pop of colour beneath the wrapped around wire. The pearls are mixed in colour as well which add a very unique look to it on the whole.

Bead and wire pendants
Bead and wire pendants
Woven thread earrings
Woven thread earrings

I don’t usually wear much on my wrists but I do love the occasional bangle or two and her handmade ones are striking pieces. They’re made of woven thread around the circular hoop and then further topped with gold wire to give it an additional pop of colour and chicness. So cool!

Pop of colour
Pop of colour

So if you want to get your hands on any of these beauties, head over to her Facebook page and drop an inbox message or email her at 20alke@gmail.com 🙂

Have a great day everyone! Xoxo

New buy and then some…

Ramadan is almost over and Eid will be celebrated tomorrow, so I wanted to go and get myself a pretty little bauble. I’m not one to splurge all too much on jewellery because I feel like they go out of trend all too often and sometimes don’t always complement my outfits. I am therefore very careful and picky with my selections. However, the idea this time was to find a stringy kind of long necklace, preferably with a large pendant of some sort. I know that for the most part when one is picky and too choosy, you’ll never find what you want but one of the online jewellery stores I shop at in Colombo was hosting a sale and I thought I should head over and see if they’d have something suitable for me.

Dressup is an online store that offers vintage jewellery, baubles, trinkets and more. I’ve shopped with them on multiple occasions have not been disappointed with my purchases. Most of their items are sourced from abroad so you know you’re getting a quality product that’s worth the price.

Vintage Filigree Leaf Pendant Necklace
Vintage Filigree Leaf Pendant Necklace

Here’s a look at what I recently purchased over the weekend! I absolutely love it! It was more than perfect because it fitted the ideology of what I wanted. My darling husband was more than kind to buy it as a gift for me which made it all the more better. It’s got a long gold strand necklace and a large filigree like leaf pendant at the end of it. It’s not the too heavy kind which I’m happy about it as well and has a very contemporary feel to it more than a vintage. I can’t wait to pair it with some outfits in the future.

I’ve bought necklaces from Dressup before as well so I thought I’ll give you guys a look at them.

Silver Dream Catcher Necklace
Silver Dream Catcher Necklace
Hot Pink Tribal Necklace
Hot Pink Tribal Necklace

What’d you think? 🙂

If you’d like to see a more in-depth review of what the online site is all about and the jewellery they sell, do post a comment below and let me know!

Xoxo

Necklaces that fix your mood

One more day to Friday yay! So ah I’m not a hugely active on instagram as much as I’d like to be but there are some fashionistas I follow religiously every day. Two of them are friends of mine – one who is currently living in Singapore and also runs a blog called Bubbly Michelle. Her instagram is under the same name. Second person is a very close friend of mine I got to know through work – Minoli Senanayake. 

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Who would have thought grey stones and faux gold would go so well together! When you have to work on Sunday, make it work the effort - I told myself this morning.
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Wednesday morning, I decided to be a tad futuristic with my necklace. Silver wire to break the monotony of blue; its everything I could ask for - sleek, classy and versatile

What I love about her instagram is that she uploads images of her daily necklaces. This might sound nothing too exciting to some of you but her collection of necklaces are amazing and beautiful, and I love the simple and easy way she pairs them with her every day work wear.

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Chic blacks n greys

She also captions them extremely well and humorously which always makes me crack up. What’s unique about her collection is that every piece is unlike the other and so beautiful individually. From faux pearls to chucky native beads, silver twist metallics to semi precious stones and everything in between,  you’ll see it all. When it comes to colours you’ll definitely see a variety from her necklaces as well.

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Pearls all round
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Fridays are dress down days, evidently. Black and white beaded necklace with a magenta jacket for today

I’ve tried talking her into starting her own fashion blog because I really thing she could make something out of it but she’s got her hands full for the moment. She didn’t however shut the entire idea out and said she’ll think about it so stay tuned! 😀 She does however have another blog that she updates once a month which is called One Tart Too Many and is hilariously meaningful so go give that a read in the meantime.

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Multi coloured beauties

Give her a follow on Instagram ladies!

Xoxo

Mannequin

You know mannequins that stores prop up with clothes and whatnot. .. well I’ve got a mini table top version of the same kind!  To be honest, my one is made of cloth and includes push pins that come in handy if I want to pin anything.  It’s meant for jewellery items like necklaces and pendants.  For the moment I’ve got four hung on it. Three I got as gifts and one other I purchased myself from Dressup.

Take a look!

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