Saturday, 9 May 2009

Ji Ji Kiki jewellery winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered the competition to win a piece of Ji Ji Kiki jewellery.
I have put all (308 in total!) entries into the hat and the winner is....

Well done! If you email me on with your address I can get the necklace and some other goodies in the post for you :)

I'm really sorry to everyone who didn't win. I will be running more competitions soon to win prizes kindly donated by other very talented artists and designers, so make sure you check back soon and enter!

Also, if you are not already a Ji Ji Kiki fan on then go over and become a fan as you'll get a 10% discount to use on the site!

Make sure you are also signed up to the newsletter to be entered into our monthly draw to win £20 to spend on the site.

I am adding lots of gorgeous new vintage jewellery pieces to the site this week, and Lacey the Octopus will be back in stock too. Yay!

Monday, 4 May 2009

Rubi Rocket

I thought that today I would cover an Australian site for my Antipodean readers.

Rubi Rocket is an online shop who's influences range from 80s childhood, tattoos, rock n' roll and pin up girls through to cult icons.

Their main line is laser cut jewellery, but they also sell hair clips, t-shirts (guys only) and kitsch and retro and coasters.

The prices are pretty reasonable too-is little black and white panda is really sweet and is only $25 AU (about £12).
Panda necklace

I really like this Tiki inspired hibiscus flower necklace ($34 AU) available in a choice of red or yellow. It's just so summery and makes me wish I was sat on a tropical beach with a cold cocktail.

hibiscus necklace

My boyfriend and I are obsessed with Mario Karts Wii at the moment, so I couldn't resist adding this Donkey Kong style gorilla necklace as well, which is also available with a mirror finish! From $22 AU

Donkey Kong necklace

Continuing with the retro game theme: Pac Man coasters! Set of 4 with three ghosts and Pac Man himself. From $36 AU.

Pac man coasters

There is loads more cool and kitschy stuff on the site, so go check it out! As items are sent international as parcels postage is just over $10 AU, about £5, which is pretty good considering you would pay that for delivery from most shops based in your own country!

Plus, if you sign up to their newsletter, you'll receive exclusive discounts, product updates and sale info.

Sunday, 3 May 2009


Today's featured shop is Lolo's, selling a beautiful mix of handmade purses, bags, jewellery and scarves.

Lolo uses a mix of sewing, knitting and beading to create her gorgeous, usually one-off creations, which range from clutch bags and neck warmers to fabric brooches and beaded necklaces.

I love this pretty blue flower clutch bag. It is a one off piece and on sale for just $22!

The picture below is an example of one of her hand sewn brooches, created using layers of fabrics with a button and seed bead centre. Purple fabric circle brooch, $10.00.

As well as sewing Lolo also makes knitted creations such as this skinny pink scarf which is perfect for this time of year!
Small enough to pop it in your bag so if the weather changes and it gets cold and blustery like it is today, you still have something cosy and stylish to keep you warm :)

My favourite piece of jewellery in the shop has to be 'The Black Sea' necklace made from black seed beads and striking turquoise Czech glass beads. It is elegant yet eye-catching and I think it would look fantastic with a simple black or ivory cocktail dress to really make it stand out and do it justice.

Lolo is currently offering free shipping on some of her items, though sadly within the USA only.

If you would like to see more of her work, visit her Flickr account (which has this really colourful and summery bag)

and check out her blog to see all of her latest creations, including some really pretty rings and pin cushions.