I love acrylic jewellery. The colours! The shapes! The way it feels! When I was at art school, I would spend unreasonably long periods of time in a local acrylic shop (yes, they exist), gazing at rows of brightly-coloured plastic in the name of research. I never used it for anything; I didn't even buy any. I just really liked it.
Then along came Tatty Devine, who made me love acrylic even more, even if I can only afford one piece every five years. And now I'm lusting after everything from I Am Acrylic, who make colourful, simple and brilliant jewellery and homewares. This embroidered bumble bee necklace has gone straight to the top of my wishlist, but at just £17, it might not stay there for long. It'll be dangling around my neck instead.
Sometimes wood sneaks into their designs, too. I approve. This acorn necklace is £16 and is making me want to fast forward two and a half seasons to autumn.
Stormy weather is way cuter when it's made from mirrored plastic. This storm cloud brooch is £12, and also comes in grey. Mirror > grey though. You can use it to check there's none of your lunch stuck in your teeth.
I think the thread/acrylic combo works really well. These snake necklaces are £15 each.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, and two in the bush is worth £15. They're so chubby and cute!
Don't just adorn yourself with acrylic, oh no. Decorate your home with one of I Am Acrylic's little wall hangings, like this lighthouse scene, £35. I am obsessed with lighthouses (I once stayed in the actual lighthouse from Fraggle Rock!), so this is probably going to be winging its way to me very soon.
I really want an acrylic mountain on my bookcase. I'd also quite like a miniature acrylic cheeseboard, because it's so pleasingly absurd.
Which is your favourite piece?