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Tatty Devine's spring/summer 2013 jewelry is sick, sick, sickly amazing. Just stunningly beautiful. They sent me the lookbook recently, and I gasped when I opened it. After a decade of working on TV shows in Hollywood, I don’t gasp at much except for when I stumble upon a random Sonic out here. (They are few and far between in Cali.)
You may know about Tatty Devine because of their number one fan, our own Emily Mc Combs. That’s how I found out about them, anyways. She's a big time Tatty junkie. They also made Jane’s custom xoJane necklace that I wrote about last week.
Phoebe at xoJaneUK did a great write up last year on how Tatty casually got Claire’s to stop knocking them off. (This is a pretty big deal in the fashion world, as tiny companies often get squashed by retail giants that knock off their original ideas.) Suffice to say, all of xoJane are huge Tatty fans!
Tatty Devine is run by 2 independent babes named Harriet and Rosie, who started the business in 1999 after meeting in art school. They make their brilliantly colored, quirky jewels out of shiny, happy, laser-cut Perspex. (Which is Brit speak for acrylic or Lucite plastics.) They make everything in their London and Kent workshops, keeping proper British design right where it belongs, firmly in the UK.
But that doesn't mean the rest of the world can't partake of this most fabulous British export. Tatty ships worldwide, and they are super fast at answering any ordering/shipping questions you may have. (I've converted all jewelry prices in this post to US dollars for ease of shopping, but the website XE.com is a great resource for determining the actual cost in your particular country's currency.)
Tatty Devine stuff is not cheap, for sure. They are doing unique things you don't find everywhere else, and the cost reflects that. Plus they make everything by hand.
I don't own any of their stuff yet, but I've just made an order with them for my own custom xoAlison nameplate necklace. (Yeah, I totally bit Jane's style. So did about a dozen other xoJane editors when I told them I was getting one!) I can't wait for it to arrive. Everyone I know who has one of their nameplates is completely smitten with it.
Anyway, back to the ridiculously awesome pieces Tatty has on tap for spring/summer 2013:
THERE ARE LADYBUGS, BUTTERFLIES AND TURTLES INVOLVED. THEY ARE GALAVANTING AROUND ON BIG SHINY GREEN PLASTIC LEAVES. IN CASE YOU DIDN'T NOTICE.
I always love it when it's still freezing outside but designers are already hitting us with fun spring and summer pieces. (Just politely ignore the fact that I live in California, and 54 degrees is cold to me.) I'm still ready for some ladybugs and butterflies in my life! Winter is depressing. But you could pop one of these sweet little butterfly brooches onto the lapel of your winter coat and life wouldn't seem quite so dreary.
AND WHAT ABOUT THESE ADORABLE BABY ELEPHANTS? I want ALL the animal jewelry always.
Tatty's spring/summer collection also has all of these brilliant blue pieces inspired by the Hindu goddess Kali that make me want to stab myself with joy.
I love the spike-y 'shards of glass' vibe of their Radiance pieces, especially since they are done up in such sweet pastel colors.
There were a few pieces in the lookbook Tatty sent me that aren't on the website yet -- but the spring/summer collection just went up for sale on Friday, so hopefully they will be available before too long.
Tatty Devine has also JUST released their previously UK only book, How to Make Jewelry With Tatty Devine.
(P.S. Tatty Devine is offering FREE SHIPPING to the US until February 28th, SO GET CRACKIN'. Just enter the code FREESHIPUSA at checkout.)
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