With even the high street struggling to be successful in today’s world of fast fashion and cheap internet sales, it’s becoming more and more important to support the little guys out there who are still working hard to bring us quality handmade products at affordable prices.
Britain is still full to the brim with amazing creatives, passionate about sharing their designs with the world, but it’s oh so easy for them to get lost amongst the sea of Primark wearing fast fashionistas, all wearing the same set of £1.99 earrings that are most on trend that week. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not over here trying to pretend that I don’t also go swimming in that sea on a regular basis; a girl on a tight budget’s gotta do what she has to now and then! But how refreshing and gratifying it is to be able to support some of the small brands who are out there working their arses off, as often as we can.
This week I’m showing a little love for Leicester based company, Resin & Rose.
About the brand…
Resin & Rose was started by the lovely Emily back in 2017. Emily is a former art and photography teacher who swapped secondary school teaching for family life after having two little ones, but missing the using her natural creativity, began dabbling in resin based jewellery, She is entirely self taught and can be found exhibiting at craft fares, and luckily for you, now sells her wares online too.
Emily creates gorgeous bespoke resin jewellery, filled with a wonderful array of glitters, foils, beads, and everything else a jewellery loving magpie such as myself could hope for! Her pieces are unique, eye-catching and so obviously made with love.
I was very kindly gifted these fabulous peach coloured, glitter filled pieces after expressing my love for them over on the Resin & Rose Instagram, so a huge thank you to Emily for that! As someone who is known for never leaving the house without a pair of statement earrings, and usually one accessory too many, these little beauties just stole my heart. Perfectly fitting in with Spring’s nude/pastel based palette, these gorgeous handcrafted pieces are the perfect way to add a little playfulness and sparkle to any outfit.
As mentioned, all Resin & Rose pieces are totally bespoke, so there really is something for everyone, but here are a few of the pieces taking the top spots on my mental shopping list…
Triangular Pendant – £14, Adjustable Bangle – £14, Stud Earrings – £6
Add any of these little darlings to something as simple as a plain black tee and jeans to really elevate your style with a pop of colour!
You can check these out along with the rest of the gorgeous collection over at www.resinandrose.co.uk or by giving their Insta a follow at https://www.instagram.com/resin_and_rose
What wonderful gifts any of Resin & Rose’s pretty pieces would make next time you want to buy someone something truly unique to show them you care, but if you ask me, the best kinds of gifts are the ones we buy for ourselves…