golden beetle

There's something special about handmade things isn't it? When you know that someone has taken the time and effort to actually use their physical (wo)manpower to create something that you can wear and admire for a lifetime. It adds a very special value to the things we own, rather than filling our surroundings with mass fabricated, machine made products that everyone else has.

My friend Jade who is the talented designer behind We Dream In Colour that I often talk about, has just finished her book called "Beautiful bracelets by hand" - an excellent DIY guide book that help you creating beautiful and unique arm pieces. 

If you like the lovely patina dyed brass necklace with a golden beetle from Jade's current collection that I'm wearing, check it out in my store with a 10% blog discount: