SURF’S UP WITH BANITA MISTRY

Last week at Craft Central’s open studio event I got to catch up with one of London’s rising stars; Banita Mistry.  Mistry’s ‘The Colonel’s March’ Ring inspired by  Lord Ganesh,was my crowning jewels at last… Continue reading

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: SPRING

For this week’s challenge, share a photo which describes what spring means to you … What: A Spring Arm Party featuring trade bead bracelets from Ghana. Where: My garden in early bloom When:… Continue reading

THE COLLECTIVE BOUTIQUE @ BOXPARK

Birds of a feather flock together! Last night I went down to Boxpark in Shoreditch to support fellow Magpie Hanna Nicholson at the launch of her first London pop up for The Collective… Continue reading

JEWELS ON FILM: JESSICA MCCORMACK

At the moment Magpie HQ is a-wash with post-it notes, clippings and sketch pads as I plot and plan my next series of projects.  So today I thought I’ll share with you a page… Continue reading

POP UP ALERT: THE COLLECTIVE BOUTIQUE LANDS @ BOXPARK

I’ve got to hand it to the guys over at Box Park, they sure know their bejewelled talent. In the past hot London labels such as Moxham have taken up residence over at… Continue reading

IN MY JEWELLERY BOX: STYLED BY AFRICA’S KIRAN YOLISWA

My love and respect for jewellery stems from it’s power to hold memories and stories.  As I look through my own jewellery box I’m reminded of bartering bantering in broken French in the souks… Continue reading

IN FOCUS: PEARLS

Even a piece as classic and stylish as the Pearl can benefit from a pick me up. A little nip tuck to remind us all why the spotlight on them should never be… Continue reading

THE ART OF COLLABORATION

I love the art of collaboration, or should that be I love the art produced from collaboration ?  For my latest project  I have joined forces  with a young woman whose talents I… Continue reading

JEWELSPIRATION: RAP ON THE KNUCKLES

This picture caught my eye this morning  when it  popped up in my pinterest feed ( Thanks for sharing Trashy B) , so I though I’ll share it with you all. I’m loving… Continue reading

FEATHERS BE FLYING – THE YEAR OF THE MAGPIE

I can’t believe I’m celebrating a year of the blog already, & wow what a year it has been.  Whether you’ve been with me since the beginning or just stopping by for the… Continue reading

JEWEL STREET: CHAIN REACTION

Who: A Bejewelled Stranger, whose name I sadly did not catch What: The creation of Dutch Make up Artist Joyce Sparkman who incorporates jewellery into her work. Where: The Ethologie Presentation at the ME London… Continue reading

LFW AW14 PART 4

In the final part of my London Fashion Week AW14 series I’m going to let the pictures do the talking,  here are my favourite moments from Days 4 & 5.

JEWEL STREET: THE PEARLY QUEEN

Who: @margaret__zhang Where: Topshop Unique AW14 Show @ The Tate Modern When: London Fashion Week AW14

LFW AW14: THE TOPSHOP UNIQUE SHOW

So as you know I had the honour of covering the Topshop Unique show for South African style bible; A Fashion Friend.  Here’s is my account of the show … No label epitomises… Continue reading

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