Thursday, 10 February 2011

Folksy Friday: Coco Chanel - Bows, Stars and Feathers

'A girl should be two things; classy and fabulous.' Coco Chanel

Hello, and welcome to my very first Folksy Friday!

So, I was in the library in my lunch break one day this week, looking at jewellery books (what else!), when I got distracted by a book about Coco Chanel and her jewellery. Her ideas about jewellery are fascinating to read about if, like me, you don't know much about her, but to get to my 1932 she brought out a range of diamond jewellery, all based on bows, stars and feathers. 

These are all lovely symbols that also feature in many Folksy jewellery designers' work, I've noticed, so in a tribute to Coco, here are some lovely items I've found. I hope you find something you like!

"Button Bow Necklace" by Ruby Joy

"Bow Necklace" by Mia Scintilla

"30s Bow Bracelet with Pearl" by The Vintage Jewellery Box

"Drops of Stars - Silver" by Karen Martin Designs

"Stars and Pearls Bracelet" by Pili Pala Designs

"Silver Stars" by Grace Showers Jewellery

"Brass Feather and Faux Glass Pearl Bracelet" by Chiyo

"Antiqued Silver Peacock Feather Necklace" by Laura's Little Lovelies

"Black Parisienne Charm Bracelet" by Cherry & Joy

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I'm Victoria Gray, and I make cute and colourful beaded jewellery.

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Victoria x