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  • Hot New Bracelets from Dogeared

    We've completely in love with our latest Dogeared jewellery arrivals - these gorgeous make a wish bracelets on chain. Set on chunky rolo chain bracelets, they have handy extender chains so you can wear them at the perfect length. They're available in silver and gold dipped versions. If you're looking for a meaningful gift then you really can't go wrong with these sweet new Dogeared bracelets.

    This is the 'All is Well' bracelet by Dogeared with a hamsa hand charm. It should be worn as a reminder that things are just fine. Hamsa hands are said to offer protection to the wearer. I'd give this a gift to somebody who needed a little reassurance in their life.

    Dogeared Bracelets at AccessoriesOnline.co.ukI love the infinity bracelet below. Featuring the iconic infinity charm, it's on a substantial chain bracelet (perfect for clumsy oafs like myself). Infinity jewellery is still a huge jewellery trend at the moment so not only is this a meaningful bracelet, but it's the height of fashion too.

    Dogeared Bracelet at Accessories OnlineWe'll have a few more new arrivals from Dogeared hitting the site this week so keep an eye out.

    What do you think of these new bracelets?

  • Items We Love: Dogeared Gold Dipped Reminder Necklace - Graduation with Heart Key

    Dogeared Gold Dipped Reminder Necklace - Graduation with Heart Key

    You've come a long way baby!?Graduation season is now upon us - a time of happiness, joy and watching your cherished graduate run around in their graduation gown pretending to be Batman (OK, maybe that was just us.) There's lots of lovely ways for you to capture their special day, but why not give your loved one the truly special gift of this?Dogeared Gold Dipped Reminder Necklace - Graduation with Heart Key (?49.95)??It's simple, it's pretty and it's a great way to celebrate their achievements.

    Keys not your thing? Dogeared also do this necklace with a lovely Fleur de Lys charm.?It's a wonderful gift which will last a lifetime. Which is more than can be said for a bottle of champagne.

    Have you seen our amazing Facebook competition to win a ?250 to spend on Accessories Online jewellery? You've got until Monday to enter (just think of all the lovely things you could get!), so what are you waiting for??

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  • Brilliant Beasties! Three of our favourite Ladybird pieces

    Bright, brilliant and beautiful, ladybirds appear to be all the rage this Spring/Summer season. We're seeing them crop up in a number of designers collections - from the neon hues of Tatty Devine, to the understated simplicity of Dogeared. They're the perfect critters to accompany this season's floral trend, and will look wonderful when paired with some of the vibrant patterns we've seen appearing on the high street. Here's three of our favourite lovely ladybirds.

    Cath Kidston Ladybird Stud Earrings

    These pretty little Cath Kidston Ladybird earrings (?15.00)?would add a gorgeous splash of colour to a simple outfit. Wear these with some skinny jeans, Chelsea boots and a crisp white shirt for a fresh Spring look.

    Tatty Devine Hot House Ladybird Necklace in Pink

    If you're looking for a piece which makes a bit more of a statement, then you can't beat this Tatty Devine Hot House Ladybird Necklace in Pink (?45.00). Lasercut from pastel perspex and spotted with acid pink polka dots, this is one cute bug which will look brilliant teamed with a vivid floral print.

    Dogeared Make a Wish Bracelet with Gold Dipped Ladybird

    Wishing for some sunshine? Well, that makes two of us. Why not improve your chances of getting some Summer fun with this glorious Dogeared Make a Wish Bracelet with Gold Dipped Ladybird (?21.95).?Dogeared have assured us that this bracelet will help all your dreams come true and who are we to doubt then? Perhaps if you wear this from May to September, you'll be able to bask on a balmy British beach over the coming months.

    What's your favourite ladybird piece on our website? Let us know in the comments, or alternatively, come and say Hello on our Facebook page?or by tweeting us at?@accessories_uk.

  • Sparkle and Shine with New Jewels from Dogeared

    We're excited to launch the newest collection of jewels for 2013 by Dogeared, our favourite trendsetting jewellery brand known for its cool California aesthetic and innovative designs. The new collection is an array of words, charms and delicate and sophisticated jewels that showcase the inspirational stories that Dogeared is known for.

    Among the new offerings are 'Words to Live By' rings and necklaces that showcase inspirational and fun words like 'Love' and 'Lucky'.

    Dogeared Words to Live By Lucky Necklace Gold Dipped, ?69.95 Dogeared Words to Live By Lucky Necklace Gold Dipped, ?69.95

    The charming new 'Charmed' collection features all new rings and bracelets that showcase delicate charms with subtle sophistication, perfect for everyday wear.

    Dogeared Charmed Infinity Ring Gold Dipped, ?31.95 Dogeared Charmed Infinity Ring Gold Dipped, ?31.95

    For those of you looking to add a little something, you'll find a sparkling assortment of sweet charmed that shine in the 'Sparkle' collection.

    Dogeared Sparkle Wishbone Necklace, ?54.95 Dogeared Sparkle Wishbone Necklace, ?54.95

    ?There really is something for everyone! We always want to help customers celebrate their individuality and tell their stories - what’s unique and fun and exciting about each person - and with all the new charms and words, there are more ways than ever for them to really express themselves,? explained Dogeared founder and designer, Marcia Maizel-Clarke. "I'm so excited to be offering both the biggest and best assortment of our jewels yet as well as a glimpse at the team that makes Dogeared such a very extraordinary company.?

    Click here to shop our sparkling new collection of Dogeared jewellery!

  • Valentine's Day picks: Dogeared jewellery

    No sooner have we recovered from Christmas then it's time to start thinking about Valentine's Day. And while you could be clich?d and buy your other half flowers and chocolates, why not treat them to something special and buy them a unique piece of jewellery that they'll cherish for years?

    Dogeared are one of our favourite designers and their pieces really encapsulate feelings of love, joy and happiness. We've chosen five pieces which are sure to put a smile on your beloved's face this February 14th.

    Dogeared Yesterday Today and Forever with Mixed Metal Sideways Hearts

    This Yesterday Today and Forever necklace with Mixed Metal Sideways Hearts?(?79.95) would make a wonderful engagement gift. Comprising of three small heart charms (one gold, one silver and one in perennial favourite, rose gold), it's a lovely way of telling that special someone that you think they're pretty neat.

    Dogeared Sterling Silver XO Kiss and a Hug Necklace

    Sometimes, there's simply nothing better than a kiss and a hug from your honey. This sweet and simple?Kiss and a Hug necklace??(?62.95) allows you to take those with you wherever you go. It's a lovely way to remind someone that you love them, and they can carry a squeeze from you wherever they go!

    Dogeared Gold Dipped You Float My Boat Necklace with Sailboat Charm

    Why not tell that cutie that you've had your eye on that they float your boat with this adorable gold dipped sailboat charm necklace? (?49.95).?It's tiny, it's delicate and it's utterly adorable - so much so in fact that we're thinking of buying one for ourselves! (Hey, as Ru Paul says, "if you can't love yourself, how in the hell are you going to love somebody else?")

    Dogeared Sterling Silver I Love You Times Infinity necklace

    There's more than one way to say 'I Love You', and with this Sterling Silver I Love You Times Infinity Necklace with Infinity Charm (?48.95) you can pledge it to infinity...and beyond! Sublimely stylish, it's the type of necklace that can be worn every single day - taking ?a little bit of love with you wherever you go.

    Dogeared Gold Dipped Owl Love you Forever Necklace with Cute Owl Charm

    Show us a person who doesn't like owls, and we'll show you a liar. Well OK, maybe not a liar, but definitely someone who hasn't seen this Gold Dipped Owl Love you Forever Necklace with Cute Owl Charm (?49.95). Cute and chic, whooo (whooo) could resist falling head over heels for this fella? After all, love is 'owl' you need! (See what we did there?)

    To see more items from our Dogeared collection, check out our website. If you’ve got any questions or queries, you can contact us either via?Facebook?or by tweeting us at@accessories_uk. While you’re on Facebook, make sure that you enter our?fabulous competition with Visit Scotland?where you could win a fabulous 5* break to Scotland!?

  • Free Dogeared Gift Box with Every Purchase

    Buy your Dogeared Jewellery? at www.accessoriesonline.co.uk this festive season and get Dogeared gift boxes for free. Merry Christmas!

  • Dogeared: Behind the Brand

    Dogeared Jewels and Gifts have been hand crafted in California for 20 years, when designer Marcia?Maizel-Clarke recognized the need for jewellery that speaks. The style is modern and versatile, inspired by California's free spirited, natural beauty. Designs range from subtle classics to eclectic, unexpected statements, all designed in the spirit of love, kindness, and consciousness. Each jewel is handmade in the USA, collectable, and one of a kind.

    Dogeared Jewellery Timeline

    Dogeared believes that what goes around comes around. They are committed to the same values they held when they started on this journey in 1991... And they will always design with the planet in mind and support non-profit groups working to heal the environment and create social change.

    For over 20 years, they've been loving what they do and doing what they love: Creating jewels that celebrate love, happiness and good karma and make a personal, positive statement about the people who wear them.

    Shop Dogeared Jewellery at AccessoriesOnline.co.uk

  • Dogeared Jewels & Gifts AW12 Collection

    With autumn just round the corner and the 'holiday' season (see, we didn't say THAT word) approaching, Dogeared have created a collection of jewels that are perfect for gift giving.

    The design process is always so much fun at Dogeared. Their design studio is a modern version of a refined arts and crafts studio - they're always chin-deep in an explosion of stones, beads, metals, textures and colour with pencils and sketches scattered as far as the eye can see. They love taking all of these elements and coming up with new combinations that are current and creative.

    Dogeared Gifts to Go Hammered Hoop Earrings, ?46.95 Dogeared Gifts to Go Hammered Hoop Earrings, ?46.95

    For the autumn/winter 2012 season, they have created a new 'Gifts to Go' collection with the intention of offering the best gifts infused with positive energy for absolutely every occasion. Each piece of jewellery comes nestled in a custom decorative gift box. Nepalese women hand-craft the box’s gift-paper lining from Lokta bark, using an ancient, eco-friendly technique. The collection of bracelets, and earrings are handmade in the USA using leather, gemstones, rhinestones, chain, sterling silver and gold. Prices range from ?39.95 to ?76.95.

    The best selling Karma collection has also expanded to include Sparkle Karma necklaces. Single and multiple hoops shimmer in gold, sterling, rose gold and charcoal-dipped versions, and range in price from ?39.95 to ?99.95.

    Multi Link Sparkle Karma Necklace, ?99.95 Multi Link Sparkle Karma Necklace, ?99.95

    "We want our customers to shine this season, so we were inspired to add sparkle to our most popular designs," commented Marcia Maizel-Clarke, Dogeared founder and designer. "Extra shine makes a statement, yet remains uncomplicated, easy to wear, and inspired by our free-spirited California sense of chic."

    At the heart and soul of Dogeared is their commitment to using only the highest quality materials and the most eco-friendly production practices possible - all while being handmade in the USA. As Marcia says, "By carefully handcrafting every piece in an eco-friendly way, each Dogeared jewel has a story to tell... and being handmade with love is at the core of all of them."

  • Dogeared CREATE Necklace Inspiration

    I just had to share this inspirational video from Dogeared with you. In it, Denise tells the thoughtful story behind her CREATE necklace. Family, love and life all hold a special meaning on her one-of-a-kind Dogeared CREATE charm necklace.

  • Dogeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show!

    Dogeared jewellery was featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show the week before last. This show is HUGE over in the US! It was a "New Mom" special and every member of the audience was given over $8000 in gifts. Ellen gave a Dogeared Create necklace to Hilary Duff, and everyone in the audience got one too! You'll find the Dogeared segment at 9:10.

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    Hilary Duff on Ellen with her Dogeared CREATE Necklace

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  • A Little Video about Dogeared CREATE

    I've just found this great video for Dogeared CREATE on YouTube. Dogeared's CREATE is a collection of words, gems and charms that, together, tell the unique story of your life!

    Dogeared Create Necklace

  • Dogeared Create Inspiration

    Are you thinking of starting your own Dogeared Create necklace, or adding charms to your existing one? Here's a little bit of inspiration for you:

    Do you have a favourite charm combination? What charms are you adding to your Dogeared Create necklace, or have you added them to an existing piece of Dogeared jewellery? Comments below please, we'd love to hear what you're creating!

  • Dogeared Jewels & Gifts SS12 Preview

    Dogeared are going into 2012 filled with creative energy, new ideas and designs.? We're so excited about the possibilities this year will bring?cheers to big dreams for 2012!

    Braided Gem Friendship Bracelets

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    They're kicking off fashion for spring with some beautiful new collections.? Jewel Box is an eclectic group of pendants, earrings and beads hand cast from real objects and inspired by nature, treasures and talismans, and the creative life in California.

    Sparkle Station Wrap Bracelets

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    The Bracelet Bar is a colourful, layer-worthy extravaganza.? It’s all about mixing and matching, and throwing a party on our arms for spring.? And there are more new classic styles arriving too - with new Karma pieces, charms, and more.

    Faith Sideways Cross Necklace in Gold Dipped

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    Dogeared remains committed to being 100% handmade in the USA, giving back to the community through work with non-profits, using only the highest quality materials (from gemstones and beads to chains and clasps), and producing everything in the most Earth-friendly way possible.? This is the heart of Dogeared, and they are proud to uphold the same values today that they established when they began this journey over 20 years ago. Along with their modern California style and versatile, casual aesthetic, these values and commitments make Dogeared stand out as an amazing jewellery brand.

     

    Infinite Love Bracelets on Leather

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    The Dogeared spring/summer collection arrives at AccessoriesOnline.co.uk in mid February 2012. For a full preview of the upcoming collection visit our Facebook page.

  • Dogeared Create - Some Inspiration

    I've been gradually adding charms to my Dogeared Create necklace over the last few weeks and I absolutely love how it's looking right now. I've threaded the charms on to a longer 100 Good Wishes necklace and added a Healing Gem pendant from another Dogeared necklace. For me that's the beauty of Dogeared Create, you can completely customise your jewellery to create something that's personal and meaningful to you. You can even add the charms to existing items of Dogeared jewellery, as the jump rings are large enough to slip over most of their clasps.

    Here's how it's looking at the moment, what do you think?

    I'm already eyeing up other charms to add to it. Next will be the hummingbird and possibly a December birthstone for a touch more colour.

    Have you started your own Dogeared Create necklace yet? Share your photos with us on Facebook, we'd love to see them.

    We're also running a competition for you to win your own Dogeared Create necklace with your choice of 3 charms. You can enter here. Good luck!

  • Jewellery is personal. Make your own story with Dogeared Create.

    Here's a look at Dogeared's new line of jewellery that's arriving with us in November. Called 'Create', it is a collection of Dogeared charms, gems and words that you can put together to create your own necklaces that are personal, meaningful and beautiful. For a preview of the full range, check out the album on our Facebook page. This exciting new collection will be available exclusively to us in the UK and we can't wait for it to arrive. We'd love to know what you think, so do share your comments below.

     

  • Dogeared Jewels & Gifts AW11 Season Preview

    As part of its year-long 20th birthday celebration, Dogeared presents their autumn/winter 2011 line with new fashion collections.

    Flea and antique markets in Italy - the arts and crafts of Bhutan - vintage stores in New York City - and the Farmers Markets, beaches, and landscapes of Southern California ? all inspired the original jewellery created for Dogeared’s new limited edition collection. The colours and textures of nature, the techniques and materials of artisans around the world, and the importance of adornment in all cultures inspired the creative vision behind this collection.

    Dogeared 'Balance' Pin with Om Charm

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    Founder and designer Marcia Maizel-Clarke returned from a recent trip to Florence, Italy with gorgeous, gilded, embossed, and painted antique trays she found at a flea market. The colours, textures, and designs of these trays led to collecting richly coloured gems that were available only in very limited quantities. These, in turn, became the new Limited Edition Jewels Collection. Large gems, including Carnelian, Labradorite, Grey Onyx, and Cape Amethyst, and small gems and gold-dipped beads are wrapped and hang on long leather ties. Each is handmade to order by Dogeared designers and is one-of-a-kind. Very limited quantities of each style are available this season only.

    Dogeared Limited Edition Collection

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    The Dogeared Modern Vintage Collection is all about updated classics. Designs have vintage, heirloom feel, but with thoroughly modern overtones. Warm gold combined with gemstones and new custom designed, hand-cast charms together create distinctive jewellery. New charms include a Clover Disc and Amulet, and are layered with gemstones.

    Modern Vintage Clover Disc Pendant with Turquoise Gem

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    Dogeared designers have incorporated new gemstones, metals, textures, and settings as they revise and reinvent classic styles, including Karma, Healing Gems, and word jewellery.

    Karma: the new limited edition Good Karma necklace celebrates Dogeared’s 20th birthday and benefits their non-profit partners through the Karma In Action program of giving. A new Karma Sign necklace features the word ?Karma? in custom-designed lettering cut through a sterling silver or gold-dipped rectangular plaque. The Karma circle, the simple and powerful word Karma, and the concept that, ?what goes around, comes around,? continue to inspire beautiful jewellery new designs.

    Dogeared Karma Plaque Necklace

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    Healing Gems: Beautiful coloured gemstones have been used in healing and spiritual rituals for centuries. Onyx, turquoise, carnelian, and numerous colours of quartz have long been offered in a variety of best-selling Healing Gem styles. This season, new Teardrop Healing Gems are available as necklaces and earrings. Artisans hammer each stone into a setting by hand, creating a look and a texture that could never be achieved by machine. Floating Healing Gems feature round, faceted gemstones that are hand-wired onto a hand-cast mount. Both styles are presented on custom cards, featuring original artwork along with descriptions of the unique healing traditions of each of the eight gemstones.

    The New Healing Gem Collection

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    3 Wishes: New this season is 3 Wishes, a necklace that features an encased teardrop gem, word plaque, and charm on a chain. Five styles communicate five concepts created by the charm-word-gem combinations. For example, a message of ?Luck? is created by a green quartz teardrop gem with an elephant and Lucky number 7 charms.

    Three Wishes Cluster Necklace

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    As Dogeared continues to explore new materials and techniques, it remains committed to decreasing its environmental footprint. All sterling charms are 100% recycled silver, and catalogues, cards, and packaging are printed on mixed sources, The company works with suppliers and casters who share their environmental commitment, and all the jewellery and gifts are handmade in Dogeared’s Southern California studios.

    Our Dogeared AW11 collection arrives in September.

  • The New Spring Collection from Dogeared Jewels and Gifts

    Dogeared's newest collection of jewels for Spring 2011 had just arrived with us fresh from L.A.?This season it is all about colour, texture, gems, and impact. New styles and new designs feature multiple designs, interpretations, and variations in a wide range of price points. The jewellery is true to the spirit of spring? easy to wear, not too complicated, just handmade and beautiful.

    Here's the low down on what's new:

    Mantra - New last season, Mantra is the modern interpretation of the word jewellery that Dogeared made famous. Quickly becoming a best seller, new words and shapes that empower, inspire, and connect are introduced this season.

    Dogeared 'Lucky' Mantra Word Necklace in Silver, ?49.95

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    Life’s a Beach - A new collection of ocean-inspired charms with organic and flowing shapes, born on the beaches of California ? just like Dogeared.

    Life's a Beach Necklace with Sea Star in Gold Dipped, ?79.95

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    Karma - Dogeared’s most popular line continues to expand with the addition of new oval Karma necklaces, Karma rings, and new necklace and bracelet styles on leather. The Karma circle, and the concept that, ?what goes around, comes around,? continue to inspire beautiful new designs? For jewels that are simple, effortless, sophisticated, and totally at home with the rest of the best selling Karma collection.

    Set of Three Mixed Metal Karma Rings, ?46.95

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    New Beginnings - A new collection designed in the happy, hopeful spirit of spring. A beautiful celebration of the magic in new adventures.

    New Beginnings Necklace with Honey Bee in Silver, ?39.95

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    Wishes: The Wishes collection is another Dogeared classic that grows each season. The Three Wishes collections have added gems in carnelian and blue onyx.

    Three Wishes Necklace with Carnelian Gems in Gold Dipped, ?46.95

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    There's also some good news for the environment. As collections expand, Dogeared continues to decrease its environmental footprint. Catalogues, cards, and packaging are printed on mixed sources, and sterling charms are 100% recycled silver. The company works with suppliers and casters who share their environmental commitment, and all the jewellery and gifts are handmade in Dogeared’s Southern California studios.

  • Busy, Busy, Busy...

    There are a number of reasons why the blog has been quiet this week...

    Firstly, London Fashion Week - I was there placing orders for some stunning and incredibly exciting AW11 (yes, already) collections. More info on these to follow.

    New Cath Kidston jewellery has just gone online. Loving the new botanical charm pieces.

    Our Alex Monroe Daisy Bell collection arrived with us on Monday. So we're busy photographing the new lines and should have it all online hopefully by close of play tomorrow.

    Lastly, we have a huge Dogeared jewellery order on the way to us from L.A. This will include the new SS11 collection that you can preview on our Facebook page. We should have this online by the end of the week.

    So until next time, here's a preview of one of my favourite pieces from the new Alex Monroe collection. Beautiful, yes?

    Alex Monroe Daisy Earrings

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  • Dogeared Karma Bracelet featured in Celebs on Sunday

    Our Dogeared gold dipped karma circle bracelet on red irish linen was featured in Sunday's Celebs on Sunday magazine:

    Dogeared Karma Circle Bracelet, ?36.95

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    Dogeared features in Celebs on Sunday

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  • New Dogeared Styles Just In

    A huge delivery of Dogeared jewellery arrived on Monday, so we're currently stocked to the rafters with pretty Californian jewellery. We've had such a good response to Dogeared's AW10 collection that we've added some new styles to the collection. Here are my top picks (reluctantly narrowed down to just three):

    Dogeared Textured Triple Karma Ring Necklace in Mixed Metal, ?52.95

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    I'm a big fan of long necklaces, so my eyes lit up when I caught a glimpse of this beauty. It's from Dogeared's best selling Karma jewellery range and has three gently textured karma circles in gold dipped, silver and rose gold. Dogeared work their mixed metals so well! Each ring on the necklace represents the three types of karma: past, present and future.

    Dogeared Whispers Sideways Cross Necklace in Gold Dipped, ?44.95

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    Sideways crosses are a big trend right now. This cross necklace comes from Dogeared's new 'Whispers' collection which comprises of small, simple necklaces that are great for layering and everyday wear. The concept behind the new collection is "the most beautiful things in the world are like whispers. they cannot be seen or touched... they must be heard by the heart. Wear your necklace as a reminder to listen."

    Gold Dipped Reminder Bracelet with Elephant Charm, ?36.95

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    Cute, cute, cute! This little golden elephant is a new charm that Dogeared have introduced for AW10 and it's appearing on a few new pieces in our collection. The reminder bracelet is a welcome addition to the Dogeared range. Like their best selling Make a Wish bracelets, but this bracelet is on chain rather than Irish linen.

    Check out the full collection of Dogeared jewellery here - what's your favourite piece? Tell me below!

  • The Dogeared AW10 Collection - Now Online!

    Dogeared AW10

    The new Dogeared jewellery collection for AW10 is out. As always, it's crammed with fashion forward styles - some clean and modern, some vintage inspired, some earthy and bohemian...all with the handmade look and feel that Dogeared is famous for!

    A new line for the season is Mantra jewellery. This jewellery has the power to quiet your mind and free your spirit. The collection has a selection of necklaces and leather wrap bracelets engraved with special words such as 'fearless', 'karma', 'dance' and 'believe' - helping you to feel inspired, empowered and connected.

    The Modern Word jewellery collection comprises of necklaces and bracelets with mottos including 'hope', 'peace', 'luck' and 'wild' - words that speak to everyone. And it has some pretty cute charms too. This new line is also on adjustable cord - so necklaces can be worn at any length up to 24 inches and the bracelets can be adjusted from the tiniest of wrists right up to a generous 9 inches.

    There are lots of new charms to choose from this season and we have also restocked some Dogeared classics for a blast from the past.

    More good news is that as Dogeared expands their collections and catalogues, they continue to decrease their environmental footprint. Catalogues, cards, and packaging are printed on mixed sources, and charms are cast from 100% recycled silver. The company works with suppliers and casters who share this commitment, and all jewellery and gifts are produced in the most environmentally conscious way possible - by hand in their Southern California studios.

    Treat yourself to some earth friendly jewellery from the new Dogeared AW10 collection!

  • The Journey of a Dogeared Charm

    Our new Dogeared collection for Autumn/Winter 2010 will be arriving with us at the end of August and we're incredibly excited about it. Season upon season, they never fail to impress us with their innovative new designs. We're just waiting for images of the new collection - as soon as we have them we'll share them with you on our Facebook page. All we can tell you in the meantime is that the new pieces are simply AMAZING!

    Have you ever considered the work that goes into creating Dogeared's famous charms?

    Dogeared's charms are designed by hand, then hand cast in recycled sterling silver by local artisans. Every individual charm is one of a kind (that's the beauty of handmade jewellery!), and completely unique to Dogeared.

    1. Dogeared's amazing design team comes up with a concept for a new charm and sketches it out by hand.
    2. The rendering is sent to a model maker in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, where he creates a master model.
    3. The charm comes back to the Dogeared studio for final approval and finishing touches. The quality and craftsmanship of every piece is very important.
    4. The approved master model makes a trip back downtown to be moulded, waxed and cast in recycled sterling silver - all by hand!
    5. The silver charms are ready to go at this point, but the gold ones have to travel a few blocks down the street to be hand dipped in gold.
    6. Then, all the new charms arrive at Dogeared headquarters to be used in beautiful new designs. Only then do they leave California to be shipped around the world to happy customers like us!

    The Journey of a Dogeared Charm
  • Eat Pray Love Jewellery - Now Online

    Eat Pray Love by Dogeared

    Our Eat Pray Love jewellery by Dogeared is now on the website. We fell in love with it even more when it arrived, it's such an elegant collection that fits in perfectly with the Dogeared range.

    Here are my two favourite items. It was hard to narrow it down to just two, but here they are:

    Dogeared Eat Pray Love Gold Dipped Engraved Karma Bangle, ?49.95

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    I just love this bangle. I love its simplicity and elegance. I like the way that the word 'karma' has been hand engraved onto the inside. It makes it more personal, like a quiet reminder to yourself whenever you put it on. It's at the top of my wishlist.

    Dogeared Eat Pray Love 'I Deserve Something Beautiful' Sterling Silver Blossom Earrings, ?28.95

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    My second choice are these 'I Deserve Something Beautiful' blossom earrings. They're symbolic of the 'Eat, Pray, Love' story, as the blossom represents the author's journey as she blossoms into the woman she was always meant to be. As the message on the card suggests, we all deserve something beautiful.

    What's your favourite item? I'd love to hear your comments!

  • Eat, Pray, Love by Dogeared

    Eat Pray Love by Dogeared

    Good news, our 'Eat, Pray, Love' jewellery collection by Dogeared is on the way!

    Inspired by the best selling book that has been read and loved by millions, this beautiful new collection of jewels blends some Dogeared classics, like Make a Wish necklaces and charm jewellery, with brilliant colours and ethnic embellishments reminiscent of the author’s three iconic destinations.

    Have a Wild Affair with Life Reminder Necklace

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    Written by author Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love' is the story of one woman’s search for lasting happiness through Italy, India, and Indonesia, and her beautifully articulated experiences in pleasure, devotion, and balance. The book has also been adapted into a film starring Julia Roberts that's due for release in September 2010.

    Eat Pray Love Make a Wish Necklace with Open Heart

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    This new collection will be arriving with us in the next few weeks.

    Have you read the book? What do you think of this stunning new collection by Dogeared?

  • Sex and the City Jewellery Now Online

    It's a matter of weeks until the girls return to the big screen with the second Sex and the City Movie. We're finding it pretty hard to contain our excitement! We've been layering up our Sex and the City necklaces from the new Sex and the City Jewellery collection by Dogeared in anticipation. Not long to go now girls!

    Official Sex and the City Jewellery

  • An Interview with Marcia Maizel-Clarke, Founder of Dogeared

    Dogeared is one of our favourite brands! We've been selling Dogeared jewellery for over 5 years and it's become a firm favourite with our customers too. The company was founded back in 1991 out of Marcia Maizel-Clarke's wish to create jewellery that makes a happy and positive statement. We caught up with Marcia, owner and founder of Dogeared, to ask her a few questions....

    What’s the story of Dogeared ? how did you come up with the name and how did it all start? What was it that inspired you to become a jewellery designer?

    marcia_dogearedI picked the name Dogeared out of the thesaurus. I’m serious! It was 1991, and I had started selling my jewellery at the Rose Bowl flea market in Pasadena- and eventually a big department store wanted to start carrying it. So I realized? we needed a name! My best friend and I got out the thesaurus- opening random pages and saying words out loud to see how they sounded. Dogeared sounded different, and I liked it. Over the years the name has begun to fit more and more? When you dogear a page, it’s because you want to remember. Dogeared jewellery is the same way. It’s something that speaks to you, that you choose, and everyone chooses for different reasons.

    Designing jewellery evolved for me out of a desire to create something meaningful and share it. I like to make things with my hands- I believe the thought and intention I put into something stays within it. That’s why everything is handmade in our California studio. I love the process- designing the castings that become our charms, watching jewels come together with words and turn into a Dogeared piece. It means a lot to me that so many people appreciate that and want to be a part of it.

    What’s your all-time favourite piece of Dogeared jewellery and why?

    not_to_worry_beadsThat’s so hard! I’ve had so many favourites? Some of our limited editions styles have been my favourites, like the collectors hearts we design for One Voice. I think those are really special. I don’t just design for myself, there are a lot of creative points of view that go into Dogeared jewellery. Right now I’m really happy with our 100 Good Wishes line of necklaces, cuffs, and bracelets. And I wear my Not to Worry Beads stretchy bracelets practically every day!

    But if I had to choose one thing, it would be our original Karma necklace. It’s so simple in aesthetic and meaning? Anyone can connect with it. It’s a great daily reminder to be mindful of our actions and the energy we put out into the world.

    Who is a typical Dogeared customer?

    She’s a lot of things? She is young, or young at heart. She’s a daughter, a sister and a friend- she might be a Mom. She is happy, vibrant, and conscious. She cares deeply about the planet and the people in it? Her insight and awareness inform her jewellery choices. She experiments with different looks and has her own unique style. She is creative, she finds beauty in everything, and she is a free spirit. She lives by the motto, ?live, love, laugh.?

    Are there any exciting developments for Dogeared that you can tell us about?

    sex_and_the_city_jewelleryHow much time do you have? We have so much going on at Dogeared right now... We recently dove into the world of licensing- creating a line for Sex and the City. That’s something new for us? And it’s an authentic alignment with who Dogeared is, which is so important. That was a lot of fun to design.

    We also just launched Dogeared Bridal, a whole line of wedding jewels and gifts. The collection is really beautiful, with pearls, diamonds, new designs, and words that celebrate friends, family, and love? Dogeared has already been a part of so many weddings, it seemed natural to develop a line focused on brides, bridesmaids, flower girls? And capture the experience of being a bride or being part of a wedding. I’m so happy with the results? We created something beautiful for every member of the wedding party.

    And now that we’re done with those, we’re designing our August 2010 Dogeared collection!

    What’s been your proudest moment?

    I’ve had so many? My proudest personal moment was becoming a mother. But I’m proud everyday for a lot of reasons! I see my kids growing up and becoming amazing people. I see my team at Dogeared working together, creating, producing, promoting, selling; and giving life to Dogeared.

    I’m proud when I see Dogeared making a positive impact on individuals. That’s what I feel our purpose is. People write me letters about wishes coming true, or important moments and milestones in their lives being connected to their Dogeared jewellery. Sharing our good fortune with the community makes me very proud. One Voice is a non-profit group I’ve been working with since before Dogeared was born, and we donate a lot of time and money to them. They help local families living in poverty, and seeing the difference they make in people’s lives is truly inspiring. It makes me incredibly proud to know that Dogeared is part of that. I am more grateful and proud of who Dogeared is every day?

    What’s your favourite film?

    Breakfast at Tiffany'sIt’s impossible to pick a favourite film! I love, love, love the movies? And the popcorn! I like different films for different reasons. But one of my top ten is definitely Breakfast at Tiffany’s. It doesn’t really get any more iconic than that. It’s a classic that so many women love? A simple love story with intriguing characters, great style, and fabulous jewellery!

    What's your favourite food?

    Arugula! You call it rocket in the UK. I put in on everything. It’s so peppery and vibrant? I think everything tastes better with a giant pile of arugula on top of it. And if I’m feeling particularly inspired, I’ll get a huge bag of it at the farmer’s market and make arugula and walnut pesto. Then I’ll put that on everything I eat for a few days!

    Where’s your favourite place in the world?

    That’s easy. California! I’ve lived here most of my life? And I would never want to live anywhere else. I’ve travelled quite a bit and I love other places, too; but I’ve never felt as connected as I do here. There’s so much to experience and so much natural beauty? Seeing the ocean every day is a reason to smile and a reminder to be grateful. And the history and diversity of the people living here makes California life truly unique. There’s an air of acceptance and freedom that I don’t think everyone gets to experience. We can be who we are in California? I love that!

    If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you take with you?

    If I could choose any three things in the world, of course I would bring my husband, my son, and my daughter. But if it could only be objects, I would choose lavender essential oil (it heals everything!), a really good book, and something to send a distress signal so I could be rescued and go home! Maybe a small satellite?

  • Things are a little bit cloudy...

    The eruption of the Eyjafjallaj?kull volcano in Iceland and the subsequent volcanic ash cloud that has shut down UK airspace has had an impact on deliveries.

    We were due a big delivery of Dogeared jewellery (including our new Sex and the City collection), but unfortunately our package was left sitting in an airport in Philadelphia until yesterday, when our tracking update showed that the package had arrived in Spain. So we know it's on the way, but when it will arrive is a mystery. It's the first time we've seen "natural disaster" listed as a reason for late delivery! Make sure you're a fan of our Facebook page for updates as to when it arrives.

    It's also having an impact on deliveries to our customers. According to the Royal Mail's service updates page, the next day delivery guarantee has been suspended, although the majority are still being delivered next day. More remote customers may experience a delay as mail is usually taken by air.

    Because no mail is entering or leaving the UK by air at present, delays to international mail are therefore inevitable. Deliveries to Europe are being taken by road, rail and sea. Contingency plans also include the shipment of items to the USA by sea. They Royal Mail tell us that they are exploring all options possible for alternative routes to destinations in the rest of the world, for as long as the situation continues. In the meantime, this mail is being stored in order for it to continue its journey as soon as alternative routes become available or flights resume.

    You can visit the Royal Mail service updates page for more information on the current status of deliveries.

  • Sex and the City 2

    I just watched this and got goosebumps. Our official Sex and the City jewellery by Dogeared arrives on Monday!

  • Mum's the Word

    Now a little word of warning before you go and spend this month's wages....it's Mothering Sunday on the 14th March. So keep something aside to buy her something special. Jewellery always makes a great Mother's Day gift - and it lasts longer than flowers!

    Here are some of my top picks for the perfect gift for your Mum:

    This Cath Kidston locket with a classic rosebud print is so easy to wear, and you can put a photograph into it too to add a personal touch. The whole of our Cath Kidston range is great for mums young and old alike, and the prices start at just ?7.50.

    Cath Kidston Rose Locket Necklace

    Cath

    Alex Monroe is another brand that appeals all ages. His new "The Gardener" collection is perfect for any mum who likes to while away the hours in the garden. This garden tag necklace has little silver tags with "Sweetpea", "Forget me Not" and "With Love" on them. The gold tag has a tiny silver ant resting on it. Who couldn't love such a dainty, detailed necklace?

    Alex Monroe Garden Tag Necklace

    Alex

    The message on this Dogeared necklace says it all: "You know who you are, you know what really matters, and you are always there to help me put things into perspective! Wear your necklace as a reminder that I LOVE YOU!".? And it has a super cute little anchor on it too!

    Dogeared you are my anchor necklace

    Dogeared

    These Lulu Guiness rosebud earrings are another favourite of mine - they're so pretty and easy to wear. They're from Lulu's 'Life is a Bed of Roses' collection for spring, inspired by her love of flowers and East London's famous Columbia Road flower market.

    Lulu Guinness Rosebud Earrings

    Lulu

    To make things easier, we've set up a special Mother's Day guide with some of our favourite gifts. Need some help choosing? Just give us a call - we're happy to help.

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