30 December 2016 by Stacey
Post-Christmas sale shopping is always manic and we think it’s better to treat yourself to something you really want, rather than making impulse buys you might regret later.
With this in mind, our retail team have been selecting beautiful, high-quality gifts that reflect the artistry and creativity of our museums and galleries. Throughout the year, they have been busy sourcing new jewellery so that ladies from across the Liverpool region can sparkle in 2017. They have come across some fantastic jewellery companies based in the UK, each with their own individual story. Below Karen Taylor, our Assistant Merchandising Manager, tells us more about these unique jewellery suppliers and picks her favourites from each hand-crafted collection.
Our newest jewellery collection to arrive online, NOA is a Cardiff based jewellery company and was set up in 2003 by a husband and wife with a background in architecture and fashion design. All of the pieces available from National Museums Liverpool are handmade, such as this exquisite four-piece necklace and the matching earrings. Or you can stand out with this gorgeous set – pink square drop earrings paired with the pink square necklace. There are plenty of other colours and patterns available here too.
Inspired by a lone daisy standing in the fields at Glastonbury, Shrieking Violet jewellery is hand-crafted with sterling silver and real tiny little flowers which are encapsulated in resin. Shrieking Violet’s head gardener keeps a watchful eye on the flowers until they reach the perfect size, after which they are picked, preserved and arranged in to jewellery creations. The beautiful mixed flowers collection below, available online and at Walker Art Gallery and Museum of Liverpool, is made from a mixture of real flowers encased in resin and surrounded by a sterling silver frame. Pair these round stud earrings with this oval necklace, or grab the square drop earrings and matching square necklace.
Carrie has been creating beautiful handmade jewellery near Cowbridge, South Wales since 1999 and is well know for her colourful designs using ethically sourced beads from around the world. We love these vibrant pinky orange, hexagonal glass bead earrings which catch the light as they move, and this matching bracelet. Looking for something even more striking? Then opt for the Carrie Elspeth Rainbow Loops necklace, which you could team with these fabulous Rainbow Loops earrings.
You can view all of our jewellery plus more gifts for her on our online shop now. Every purchase supports National Museums Liverpool.
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