Those who are familiar with our jewellery know how many details are going into each design, especially if you take a closer look at our chunky bangles. One of my friends even said that “it’s a separate universe“. And I think she’s right. So many items that might have been broken, unwanted or got loose end up being incorporated into each piece that you can spend hours “treasure hunting” just by looking into one jewellery piece.
Last week on Friday one of the lovely ladies from Boticca accompanied my brother onto his regular trip to London’s antique markets where he not only finds inspiration but also picks up some trinkets to incorporate into his jewellery pieces.
This time he went to Notting Hill – one of my favourite areas in London, famous for its colourful Porto Bello market, lovely houses and trendy bars.
Destination – Portobello Road antique market, considered world’s largest, hence no wonder it attracts a lot of people from around the world.
During this trip my brother picked up some pieces that caught his eye, which will later be incorporated into the creative process. Each little object finds its way into a jewellery piece on its own time. Sometimes it’s something that my brother had in mind for a while – sometimes it’s just an object that he picked up without any further thoughts.
Regardless whether this is a desired or a random object until it finds its way into a bangle or a necklace it will stay in jar or a box.
Just to give you a little taster have a look at Feather and Skull bangle. Embellished with feathers and finest hand-spun Indian silk, the bangle is embroidered with Swarovski crystals, Tibetan hand carved skulls, vintage crystal components, semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls, beads and shells from the Caribbean Islands. A myriad of components that come together into one piece.
Hope you enjoyed having a little insight into Jolita Jewellery’s world. If you want to find out how other designers are sourcing items for their pieces – please have a look at Boticca’s blog. And if you want to see what other pieces my brother has created, come and have a look at our website.