Fashion Revolution Week

29 April 2018


As part of Fashion Revolution week. I would like to share with you a bespoke commission I completed for @ethical_londoner. A wonderful returning client, who's dedication to sourced ethical brands I admire.
This Necklace & Earring set were handmade from a family heirloom. The Original pendant as shown was very much loved, however unworn, as aesthetically it no longer suited the current owners style choice. We discussed what pieces of jewellery she likes to adorn and in what context. Whether it be  a special piece for a suited occasion or something that can be worn on a daily basis. My focus throughout my design capacity is to treat each bespoke piece as a design to suit the individual & cater for how to piece relates to the body . My clients see, to be drawn to me for my fine jewellery skills & producing fine work with concentration on it's longevity.
In this instance I designed a pair of Pearl Studs & necklace to be worn on a daily basis with comfort and elegance.
     


 The Beautiful fine chain I felt should be un-touched. I removed the stones very carefully and selected with care.   I felt leaving some of the original figurative work would suit, so I added a section to the back section of the chain.
once the Emerald was taken from its original set and cleaned up it appeared beautifully pale and bright. The pear drop design emphasises the stone.     
 The earrings made from simple fair trade Gold claw settings modelled here by the clients with her fair trade Gold wishbone ring .

Testimonial

@ethical_londoner

"This necklace is a special one. Its handmade from heirloom pearls (by the clasp),an Emerald & fair trade Gold.
Reasons to buy ethical jewellery
ONE its totally unique. No one else has this necklace, the emerald is pale & gleams in the sun, each pearl is slightly different and they belonged to my grandma.
TWO on that note, bespoke meant I could take an heirloom piece that I was unlikely to wear and turn it into something I treasure as much as my grandma treasured the necklace they came from.
THREE #suportsmall buying from Lauren means I am directly supporting her livelihood, business & her family, rather than feeding my money to a corporate giant.
FOUR #fairtradegold This means that instead of exploitation, the people that mined this gold are invested in , kept safe from dangerous practices and can build their own livelihood in the process.
FIVE its beautiful but more that that , I'm not just wearing something that expresses my style, but I am wearing my values".


I would like the thank ethical_londoner for sharing her experience with Little Joy Jewellery & if you should wish to read more about my ethos behind my brand, then you can follow to attached link below, and read a recent interview by Fashion Revolution via Gather & See ( Little Joy Stockist based in UK)









https://www.gatherandsee.com/the-gatherer/fashion-revolution-week-little-joy-jewellery/

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