Plastic Seconds is going to the Secret Garden Party with the fabulous Secret Emporium team!

Plastic Seconds is joining the Secret Emporium and going to the Secret Garden Party next week and we are quite excited!!! Super grateful to the lovely Secret Emporium team who awarded Plastic Seconds a scholarship and invited us to this super fun Summer festival! There will be tons of other colourful and playful designs in the Secret Emporium tent and you can look at a photo list of all them on the Secret Emporium blog here.

Here is a little screen grab from the Salons and Emporiums page on the Secret Garden website where a very nice text about Plastic Seconds appears :-D : "Plastic Seconds - An unusual and elusive combination of Eco and fashion forward, Plastic Seconds paves the way for the new statement jewellery. New with us for 2012, we are delighted to work with this exceptionally innovative designer, who has been awarded one of our coverted scholarship places".

Plastic Seconds is also mentioned on the official Secret Garden Party mail out here as one of the top picks! Will be posting photos........!


RCA Show 2012 - some fab designs from the Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery Department

Also for a review in Amelia's Magazine I recently went to the Royal College of Art Graduate Show 2012 and saw some great work by the MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery graduates - oh and one from Textiles!
Read my Amelia's Magazine RCA 2012 Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery review here, my Amelia's Magazine RCA 2012 Textiles review here and my Amelia's Magazine RCA 2012 Ceramics review here.

Jennifer Gray

Emma Montague

Nina Khazani

Sarah Hurtigkarl

Joo Hyung Park

Laurie Schram

Lily Kamper

All photography by Maria Papadimitriou - Laurie Schram image and third Jennifer Gray image courtesy of the students.

Treasure Show London Jewellery Week 2012: my fave gems

In mid June I attended a few events during London Jewellery Week for Amelia's Magazine. My favorite show as a whole was Treasure and below are my top favorites form the show - some lovely ladies are the designers of these beauties too! I wrote a lengthier review of Treasure in Amelia's Magazine, which includes even more yummy designs :-).

Wonderful rings by Imogen Belfield - also lovely to meet Imogen's sales manager Emma Crosby

A lush necklace by the ever delightful Tatty Devine

A wicked eye ring by Jessica de Lotz

Roller necklace by Pip Jolley!

Lovely display and jewellery by Claire English

Statement crochet and knotting by Grace Hamilton

Suction cup brooch by Christiane Wichert

And recycled rubber by Emma Ware


Visit to Philip Colbert's (designer of The Rodnik Band) studio for an exclusive interview on his newly launched S/S12 'Cod Save The Sea' diffusion line for ASOS!

In late May I was contacted by The Rodnik Band asking me if I would be interested to interview designer Philip Colbert. I became aware of The Rodnik Band a couple of years ago and LOVED their quirky designs, referencing pop culture, contemporary art and various iconic images. Then last November I was thrilled to see up close a beautifull 'Fish and Chips' gown at the private view of an exhibition by The Stitch Project in which I was showing some of my pieces - you can see my pic of the gown here! They are truly refreshing designs with a lot of wit and I like that they combine thoughtfulness with humour. Philip Colbert designed his S/S12 'Cod Save The Sea' collection in support of the Environmental Justice Foundation's Save The Sea campaign against pirate fishing. To accompany this collection - as he does with almost all of his other collections - Philip made a super cool and entertaining music video, watch it here! It was really lovely to see the studio where all these extraordinary creations are made and to check out preliminary drawings made during the design process. You can see more photos from my visit and read my post introducing The Rodnik Band in Amelia's Magazine here and you can read my full interview with designer Philip Colbert in Amelia's Magazine here. You can also head over to the ASOS website to pick one of the fun pieces from The Rodnik Band's S/S12 'Cod Save The Sea' diffusion line.