Tag Archives: Jewellery

Your special ‘talisman’ – feather hair comb

7 Oct

‘Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane in our own lives.’ William Dement

Everyone has a symbol, shape or smell that stirs something intrinsically personal to them. For some people it brings them power, for others it may be a nostalgic moment in time, a loved one or perhaps even a religious idol.

For me feathers signify peace, a pillar of my grandparents’ beliefs, and this Etsy sourced feather hair comb reminds me of them each time I wear it.

Gold Feather Hair Comb_Etsy_The River is Everywhere gold feather hair comb, etsy, hair comb, haircomb

What special talismans, symbols or smells mean more to you than they appear? Use the comment box below to share!

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It’s ‘All Bless’ on the eastern front – statement jewellery with a conscience

3 Aug

Last Saturday during a jaunt around the capitals’ trendy London Fields district I stumbled across Netil market, a hidden haven of vintage art books, retro clothing, live music and character-filled jewels.

Netil Market 'not another chuffin' market'

The ‘All Bless’ ladies, Gen, Anne and Lita are the faces behind the new hippie inspired jewellery brand with a heart, their mixture of Swarovski crystals, precious & semi-precious stones and forraged materials – come together to create statement pieces that look pretty – and make you feel good.

All Bless jewels

One particular range that caught my eye, were the leather feathers. Anne assures me: “We make sure that it’s all recycled or second hand.” Adding “we also make sure there’s no child labour involved.”

All Bless leather feather earrings

The name sums up what the team is all about. ‘Bless’, ‘a street term that states that everything is cool, everything is good’, and ‘All’ to symbolise ‘the collective of three designers.’

To look at the owners, you’d assume they’d been at this jewellery making game for a long time. However it is ‘a hobby’ for both Gen, who actually works in advertising and Anne works in Marketing.

Anne & Gen 'All Bless'

The jewels themselves live up to their unique label, whereby each item is a one off: “That Agate over there was sourced from a particular location, and once it’s gone it’s gone – then we find a new stone that inspires us.

“That’s the exciting bit really.”

The ‘All Bless‘ family is dreaming up an earthy taupe on silver colour scheme for autumn/winter, Anne explains; “We love working with lots of different textures and creating really individual pieces.”

Personally I’m looking forward to investing in some more leather feather earrings you can choose to rock a bohemian vibe and buy one for £7 or stick to symmetry and get two for £12. The talented craftswomen are able to fashion pieces to your exacting standards and tastes – and use both silver and gold plated metals.

All Bless leather feather earring - in turquoise leather, red cow fur, & glass beads - Ella Darlington

Stay glued to the All Bless Twitter page for regular product posts and where to find the stall each weekend.

Netil Market