chlo-bo-labradorite-sparkle-flower-heart-braceletAs you may know my jewellery collection is a pretty big one. I love accessorising all my outfits with pretty pieces and I’m always on the lookout for lovely things to wear with my clothes. I was recently given the opportunity to review something from the ChloBo website. They sell a gorgeous range of stackable pieces of jewellery, which are perfect for mixing and matching.

chlo-bo-labradorite-sparkle-flower-heart-bracelet-reviewI chose this lovely rose and labradorite stretching bracelet, with a cute little heart charm. I thought it would go nicely with some of my pastel coloured floral dresses as well as brightening up simple casual looks. 

chlobo-labradorite-sparkle-flower-heart-braceletThe bracelet is really delicate and simple and I love the pretty stones and rose gold beads, the little details are so lovely. It is made with high quality Sterling silver and coated with rose gold.

chlo-bo-labradorite-sparkle-flower-heart-bracelet-close-upChloBo jewellery is made in the UK, which is always a big selling point for me as I’m passionate about supporting British companies. The range is inspired by freedom and travel, with different global influences.

chlobo-rose-gold-heart-braceletI really like the boho feel and the fact that you can build up a collection of jewellery and build different stacks.  You could go really heavy and wear loads, or just keep it simple with one. 

chlobo-rose-gold-heart-bracelet-reviewAll the charms have different meanings, so for example with my bracelet the Labradorite is the semi-precious stone of spiritual awakening. When held, it is believed to have calming and healing powers. The heart is worn as a symbol of love.

chlobo-rose-gold-and-labradorite-heart-braceletI was really pleased with the quality of the bracelet, which came in a sturdy presentation box. I think it would make a wonderful gift for a special occasion. In the same way that you would add to a charm bracelet, you could keep adding new bracelets to the stack over time. ChloBo also have a wide range of necklaces, rings and earrings to compliment the bracelets.

Check out the full range on the ChloBo website.

I am entering the Cosmo Blog Awards again this year. If you have a minute, I would really appreciate a nomination in the Lifestyle category. Thank you! You can place your nominations here.

Ways to follow Vintage Frills

Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Pinterest – Google Plus – Youtube

A few weeks ago I popped to Bloggers Fashion Week, an event for bloggers to meet up and be introduced to lots of amazing brands. One of the brands that really stood out to me were Mink and Stone. They offer a service wear you can design your own beaded jewellery online from a huge selection of beads chains and lengths of necklace or bracelets. Once you’ve played around and designed your perfect piece of jewellery they make it up and send it to you. I couldn’t wait to create something of my own.

Mink and Stone Rose Bracelet

A couple of weeks later after playing around loads on their website and designing lots of different things I settled on a lovely spring themed bracelet with beautiful pink roses. The website is really easy and fun to use. You just have to select the item you’d like to make, there are lots of choices of length for necklaces so there’s something for every taste. You can then start selecting which beads you’d like to include. There are a huge number of beads available so it helps if you select the colour you’d like first.

Mink and Stone jewellery design

Once you’ve chosen the colour chain you’d like and made sure the length is right, you can then pay for your jewellery and a few days later it will arrive through your door. I really enjoyed the process of creating my perfect bracelet and also had fun just playing around on the website. You can save all your designs to edit and come back to later or just take inspiration from some of the designs that are already on the site.

Mink and Stone Review

Mink and Stone

My bracelet arrived after a few days, it was well wrapped in tissue and delivered in it’s own jewellery pouch which is perfect for storing it away and keeping it safe as well as being a really nice touch if you’re giving it away as a gift. I was really impressed with the delivery time as well. I also appreciated that you have the option of adding your twitter account so that they can tweet you a preview of your made up piece of jewellery before they send it out.

Mink and Stone Jewellery

The bracelet itself was absolutely beautiful and I was so impressed by how pretty the rose beads were and how nicely it had been put together. It is going to look absolutely perfect with some of my pink vintage summer dresses and I think it will be a favourite for a long time to come.

Mink and Stone Bracelet

I think Mink and Stone is just a fantastic idea and is a really affordable way of having a lovely bespoke item to treasure. I’ll definitely be considering as a gift option for friends too, as I’d really like to design different things to suit their different styles and personalities.

If you’d like to have a go at designing your perfect piece of jewellery visit the Mink and Stone website.