CalliopeKitten ReviewWednesday, June 27, 2012
Good morning, dear readers! :D
Today I have a few awesome products to show you!
I am very fortunate in being able to review some jewellery from Krystyn (of CalliopeKitten), a Toronto-based jewellery maker who has some seriously adorable and funky designs! I contacted her to see if I could do a review, as I fell in love with the first bracelet I saw on her blog. Since then, I have seen several other pieces that I really want to own, including the moustache necklaces!! (Seriously, these are so fantastic and you HAVE to see them -> link!). :D
She packaged the bracelets in the most adorable pink and green box, but I misplaced it and so I cannot show you a photo of it. :( It is seriously cute!!
Onto the review!
Here is The Cali (CalliopeKitten’s signature bracelet line), in turquoise (real turquoise beads). As their website says, “the Cali bracelet is recognizable by its large focal point, which is a large outline of a shape such as a circle, and have a different type of bead going through them than the rest of the beads on the bracelet”.
I LOVE this!! This piece is what drew me to her products, and I am so glad I saw it!! I am so excited to have one of these, as I think they are positively stunning!!! There are several versions of The Cali, but this one is definitely my favourite. :D The beads and design are gorgeous, and I think the focal point really sets it apart from other bracelets. Not only is it beautiful, but it has a stretchy clear thread going through the beads, so you don’t have any clasps to fumble with (and I find clasps can really detract from the design). I am a big fan of easy to put on and go jewellery! :D
Next up is one of her Margarita Stretch bracelets. This one is in blueberry. :D The beads have a rubbery type finish which is really interesting to the touch, and they are gorgeous to look at. :D These are made to layer and are sold in sets of three, and you can get them in several colours. :D (To be honest the beads remind me of seeing Earth from space, with the vast expanses of blue and white clouds).
Next up, the turquoise white stone skull bracelet. This has gorgeous turquoise beads and a single skull howlite bead as a focal point. I have always been freaked out by skulls (despite having one myself), so I gave this one to my sister, who thinks it is great!! :D It is a fantastic bracelet (it also has a really good weight to it) but since skulls scare me (while my sister thinks they are really cool) I figured it would be best in her possession. :D XD
For last, we have the pastel pearl-ized bead bracelet. This one is so cute! Wearing it reminds me of my childhood, and how wearing jewellery made me feel like a princess. ^-^ I really like how there are metal painted wooden beads in between the pastel ones. Very lovely! :D
All of these are on stretchy clear cords, and are awesome to wear!!!
For fun, here are a couple shots with the three blue bracelets:
Thank you so much, Krystyn!!! I thoroughly enjoy these bracelets, and I hope to get my hands on some moustache necklaces!!! :D
I hope that everyone enjoyed this review! :D The products have been sent to me (after I asked to do a review). My reviews will always be honest! ;)