Etsy ears

Let’s imagine for a moment that South Africa’s postal service wasn’t shot (and I had a beefy budget).  I think it’s fair to say I’d shop-til-I-dropped on Etsy.  Not that it’s easy to find exactly what you want on the site.  It’s super frustrating in many ways, much like sifting meticulously through sale rails (a skill I don’t have).  You know the good stuff is there, you just can’t find it without trawling through the worst of flea-market trinkets.  And then, voilà! You happen upon beauty!
Here’s my fantasy list (on an ear theme … it’s mid-winter here and my ears are possibly my best feature right now).

Cold Picnic

I have a soft spot for Cold Picnic watches.

Colourblock printed watches

Pop watches

Colourblock leather watches

And now I’ve found that I like their handbags too!

And their plant hangers!

The wall hangings are pretty lovely!

Blackwater country

Work & play in the Ozarks

And then the jewellery!

Grotto studs

Talking rocks ring

Discoteque ring

Cenotes pendant


Anthropologie wonders

What we really, really need in South Africa is an Anthropologie.  Or at the very least a reliable postal service.
This is just a jewellery post … wait until I get to my house and home picks!

Elotes layered necklace

Wind sway necklace

Half & half fringe necklace

Parrot ring

Toucan ring

Violeta druzy cuff

Heka cuff

Destrier cuff

Blonde woods necklace

Gold embrace cuff

Moon pier pendant

Tassel swirl drops

Teardrop traveler earrings

Pangaea cuff



I have a few Pichulik pieces, which I adore, and every time I wear one, there is never a shortage of admiring glances.
The good news is that Pichulik has a shiny new website, a new A/W14 collection and an online store!  Good luck!

The Fan

Tassle Ndebele

Brass Braid

Shaped Bells

Gold Circlet


Philippa Green

I’ve been a fan of Philippa Green’s jewellery since I bought one of her perspex cuffs – a neon orange one with gold detail – about 10 years ago.  I still often wear it and love it just as much as when I first spotted it!
Here’s my pick of what’s currently available on her website:

Bagel ring

Bronze ring with copper chrysocola stone

Clear/black Mexican flower cuff

White perspex cuff with beads

White perspex cuff with beaded strip

Hand cut sterling silver earrings with wooden backing