Saturday, 2 July 2011

Fashion Extra - Summer Festival

I thought I'd start a monthly feature on what's hot and trending in fashion and jewellery! When I was making jewellery full-time I'd make things to match what was hot at the time and loved having something unique and trendy. Now I supply everything to make jewellery; I'm in my own element and love looking for findings that will suit what's in fashion, so in this monthly fashion extra I will share!

Over the next couple of months it's all about the Festivals. I went to Kings of Leon in Hyde Park last week and it was like a mini-festival for the day, had the best day ever and it really got me in the mood for V Festival this August, I'm camping for the whole weekend so need to pack lots of festival essentials and get the festival look just right.

When I think of V and what to take with me I'm thinking cut-off denim shorts, floppy straw hat, over-sized sunglasses, chunky necklace and hobnail boots - open toed shoes or sandals are just not practical and if it rains your feet will get very wet and muddy!

Whatever style you have, you can have an impact with your jewellery, especially by making your own - having something unique that no one else will have at the festival will be sure to get people looking and asking where you got it from so make sure you take some business cards!

How about these for earrings? Just add a pair of antiqued brass earwires and you have a quick, simple pair of festival earrings!

These wings are 80p each, available here

A long length of chain with this pendant would look simple and trendy

Vintaj Natural Brass Tree of Life pendant, £2.40, available here

Gunmetal is really in at the mo, suits the mods 'n' rockers trend down to a T! I'm think a mix bracelet of chunky gunmetal chain and chainmaille.

Here are some other pieces that I think would look great with your festival jewellery, don't forget I have a huge selection of headpins, eyepins, jumprings, chain, craft wire and everything else you need in different colour metals to make your piece complete.

For a great selection and prices visit my website

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