The last couple of weeks a lot of things have changed for me, one of many is the online accessories store that was started with the help of family and friends, and it has been a very exciting journey for me! The store has a variety of bracelets, rings, necklaces and earrings available for everyone in South Africa.
We launched with a pretty brand called Blossom and it is all about trendy, affordable accessories. I’ve recently started making the accessories myself and I’m loving every moment of it! It is so much fun to create something beautiful and unique and to see people wearing it and coming back for more. Accessories has always been my passion and when I realized there was a huge gap for unique accessories in South Africa, I couldn’t wait to create something that people will enjoy and love.
This week we launched the “Crosses and Thorns” Bracelet collection, that basically consists of six stacking bracelets that brings the current grunge and spike trend with a touch of femininity. Whenever I browse images on Lookbook.nu or fashion blogs, I always see people wearing spiked accessories and crosses and it looks so gorgeous along with the 90′s vibe people are into right now. But I’ve always struggled to find something similar in South Africa, and so I wanted to make something that is trendy, yet speaks to the South African consumer.
The first bracelet is a delicate double chain bracelet with three silver spikes. What I love about this bracelet, is that it looks amazing on its own or stacked with other bracelets. It adds a dash of sparkle and shine and even though it features the three spikes, it is still very feminine. I love how the spiked chain kind of dangles lower than the other one, just above your wrist and slightly across your hand so you can see it even when you are wearing a long sleeve. This bracelet comes in three sizes- small, medium and large. If you have particularly small wrists, the small will be perfect for you. If you never really have an issue with finding a bracelet that will fit you, the medium will work for you, and if you find bracelets are usually too small for you in stores, then the large will work perfectly for you. This is true for all the handmade bracelets.
The next bracelet is a grunge inspired charm bracelet. It features a square brass chain with three cute silver charms dangling from it: an anchor, spike and cross. According to the experts, mixing metals is the newest in thing, so pair this bracelet with combat boots, cut-offs and rock the grunge look! This bracelet is available in medium and large as it doesn’t have a clasp and dimensions can be found on the site.
If you like the grunge vibe, you will love these spike and cross bracelets. They are made of a combination of PU leather and solid metal and they look amazing worn alone or stacked together.
If you like a more rugged look, they look great piled together as seen in the picture above, or you can wear them separately for a bit of bling
Other bracelets in the Cross and Thorn collection: