Tuesday, 19 March 2013
As I was writing this I was sulking about spring not really having sprung yet. Then the sun came streaming through the window. Spring might finally be on its way. But just to help it along a little bit, I'm going to wear loads of Melanie Tomlinson's birds and butterflies.
The jewellery range is available exclusively at Culture Label. They might look delicate, but Melanie's vibrant illustrations are hand stamped onto steel.
I think this blue bird is my favourite. He's so damn colourful. The brooches are around 8cm and their longest points (it depends on their pointy wings and tail feathers), so they're certainly a statement piece.
More than anything, I'm so impressed with the prices of these pieces. They're £30 each. I'm probably going to spend that on M&S ready meals later.
You can see more of Melanie's work on her website, which includes some really ornate animal sculptures, but I think I'm going to spend my pennies on a brooch that's the epitome of spring.