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

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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