Blog posts of '2017' 'November'

Its Majesty - The Brooch

via The Glamourai


Brooches have ages long history. In fact the first ones appeared in the Bronze Age later becoming popular with the Romans, Greek and Celts as ornamented clasps mainly made out of bone or metal, designed to get attached on garments - often to hold them closed.

They came in many varieties and held prominent significance for the identity of the wearer, indicating ethnicity and class. During centuries they came and went out of fashion, but recently they made a magnificent comeback.


via The Glamourai


The myth that brooches are for old ladies has long been broken and abandoned. Brooches aspire to be the ultimate fashion accessory. They are becoming a unique personalization tool - they add originality to clothes and make them stand out.

via Nicole Warne


via Pinterest

They are versatile. You can wear a brooch on almost everything -from a lovely velvet evening dress to a heavy tweed coat. Millennials get inventive with the brooch and wear it on shirts and even place on belts, hats and bags.

Eva Mendes wearing gorgeous Lorraine Schwartz brooches


The materials a brooch can be made of varies to the extremes, so today you can find them made out of diamonds and precious gems as well as paper and wood. What kind would you choose?

Check out these brooches from our shops:


Ocre and Champagne brooches


Blue and Carnelian Brooches

Pink & Blue Girl Brooches


Cat  & Elephant Brooches


Paradise Bird Brooch

Classy Clay Small Christmas Collection


Gift wrapping Christmas presents is the moment I eagerly look forward to. I always pack gift in traditional Christmas colours - red and green with a sprinkle of gold to add a bit of glamour to it all. And then it occurred to me that I could use those colors for my jewelry. My first makes were the brooches that are now worn on scarves and hats, as well as jackets, sweaters and coats... I put mine on everything...

After that I made some stud earrings for the shop and some to give as gifts to my close friends and family for Christmas. 

As I was left with a heap of materials, I covered a small glass candle holder so now it throws a festive red & green light, prepping us for the holidays!

I am all ready for Christmas! How about you?


Classy Clay Jewelry

Add a Bohemian Touch to Your Home



If you are a boho enthusiast and would like to add a little touches of the bohemian spirit in your home, these  major elements that will turn your place a bohemian haven in no time.


Pillows immediately transform the looks of your place. They add warmth and coziness to the space and create pleasant and attractive visual appearance.


If you are feeling creative, use vintage linen / tea towels for a quick wrap up of old throw pillows or bolsters. Another great idea is to find vintage rugs or kilims and turn them into pillowcases.


Bandana Tapestries

Another simple boho infuser are the bandana tapestries which became all the craze in the boho world. 


 Rugs & Kilims


Vintage and shabby kilims give a true character to your room. They do not have to match the pillows but having something in common with them will make a unified and polished composition. Instead of buying them which could be pricey, you can always thrift them or make some yourself.

Coffee tables


Made out of wood slices, pallets or drift wood, coffee tables can give an original and unique touch to your bohemian home.


Other small touches include lamps, small decorations, decorative plates and such. 


All images taken from Pinterest

DIY Romantic Bead & Ribbon Necklace




With the holidays peeking on the horizon this insanely easy DIY is certainly going to be handy if you want to whip up presents for your dearest or treat yourself with a beautiful necklace.


Roll up your sleeves and gather these supplies:



This photo does not show the exact number of things you will need, because you are going to make a custom necklace, but I will give the numbers for the... let's call this - tutorial necklace.


For the tutorial necklace I used:


* 37 (9mm) beads

* 74 filigree bead caps

* 4 (10mm) rings

* 1 (3 mm) ring

* 1 big filigree cap

* 37 eye pins (I didn't have such so used ordinary head pins instead)

* 1 lobster clasp

* 1 ribbon end crimp

* velvet ribbon (23 cm in length)

(nose pliers + cutter)



Making the beads / beading it up


Take the cutter and cut the head pin take the nose pliers and make an eye (a)- if you have eye pins, skip this step. Insert the cap (b), the bead (c), the other cap (d), and make the other eye (e). When you make the next bead, insert the first one onto the pin before making the second eye (see second picture).

Bead on until you reach desired length. For the tutorial necklace I made two strands. The first was smaller - I used 17 beads while the second had 20. Attach both onto the big rings. Those are for the closure.




The ribbon is 23 cm long. Double it and pass it through a single ring you've attached the strands of beads on the bottom part.

      Finishing up


On the other side of the ribbon attach the ribbon crimp. Because I didn't want the ribbon exposed / showing at the end, I added a decorative cap over it.

Attach the small ring with lobster clasp on it and you are done!


It is as easy as it sounds, isn't it? Have fun making this!





*This tutorial was created by Maya Kuzman.