As I’ve mentioned in this previous post of mine, I have a huge thing for handmade items as they make me happy, and one of my favourite avenues for beautiful handmade things at the moment is Fushigi Shop, introduced to me by none other than Sukie from A Little Bit Of Everything (You are a bad, bad influence, missy).
Fushigi Shop is the wonderful creation of the lovely Yasumi, curator of the House Of Blues, also known as Worshipblues. Not only does she write in the most whimsically beautiful way and takes simply stunning photographs, her creations are astoundingly bespoke and in a word: gorgeous. In the own words of Fushigi Shop themselves: “This is no ordinary shop“, and I can assure you that it really isn’t!
Dear Sukie was my catalyst to owning the “fings” (As Yasumi calls them) I have from Fushigi Shop– not one, but two pretty “fings”! :D And I dare say now that I am mightily pleased as punch with them, and you shall see why :)
I mentioned that I love handmade items because of the personal touches that comes with them, not just from the item itself (Which is crafted with much love and care), but everything surrounding it, for example the packaging that they come with- which in this case is aesthetically pleasing to me. I don’t know, it gives me a lovely vintage-like feel, and is definitely perfect as a gift! The labels also have a little thank you note on them, at the back ;)
I’ve known about Sweet Contemplation Accessories since its inception in 2009, as I also follow the beauty blog of Tine, the founder/creator/designer and all-over brains and hands behind it :) I love all her creations, but have often shied away or for some reason put off purchasing something. Maybe it’s because of the variety of choices, though I still have my eye on the Byzantium bracelet :P
You can also be assured that anything from Sweet Contemplation Accessories is handcrafted and one-of-a-kind! They have a large variety of accessories and also do custom orders ;)
My first experience with something from Sweet Contemplation Accessories was from the My Women Stuff Reader’s Choice Awards 2011, where all the attendees were given a necklace as part of its goodie bag- we weren’t told what it is, but it’s something! It turned out to be a really pretty, really well-made long dangly necklace. I was impressed and am pretty much very in love with it :)
Then I saw the necklace on this post and then on Twitter, and I was enamoured. I didn’t think much, and immediately requested for one :P It was a custom order, taking several emails to finalise the details, and I was super excited when it arrived, as it was my very first proper purchase from Sweet Contemplation Accessories! It looks way better in real life and when worn, and is simple yet elegant at the same time.
I’ll make a confession here though- I’d only wear the necklaces during special occasions or when the occasion calls for the need for them though. I tend to be quite loyal to the jewellery I am currently wearing and hardly take them off and switch around :x That, and I don’t want to risk accidentally ruining these lovely pieces! They do, of course, have a place of pride and love in my heart and are displayed out because they’re just too special and pretty to be relagated to the insides of my jewellery box :P