Have you heard the news? It’s our 15th Birthday!

“We can’t quite believe that we are celebrating 15 years of Tatty Devine. It’s become so much more than we could ever have imagined. Over the past fifteen years, we’ve created our very own world enabling us to share our ideas, tell stories and bring people together. There is still so much jewellery to imagine and so many dreams to make into a reality!”
-Rosie & Harriet

The festivities begin with a month long residency at the Southbank Centre and you’re all invited to join us. Discover our 15th Birthday Collection of fifteen iconic designs, recreated from the Tatty Devine archive, including the Banana Necklace as voted for by Tatty Devine fans.

Take part in one of our new jewellery making workshops, too. Join Team Tatty and learn the skills and techniques needed to create your own crystal embellished Charm Necklace. Workshops run every Saturday and Sunday in September and there’s no need to book, just pop in and visit Team Tatty at the Royal Festival Hall shop. Add the dates to your diary now!

That’s not all! Pop into our Brick Lane and Covent Garden stores to discover sweet treats, giveaways and more during 6th-7th September:

Do you share your birthday with us? If you’re celebrating your big day on 6th or 7th September, bring any proof-of-age to our Brick Lane or Covent Garden stores and receive a FREE Birthday Girl or Birthday Boy Name Necklace.*

Write your birthday wishes or favourite Tatty Devine memory on a GIANT Speech Bubble, take a snap and share it across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #TD15. One lucky fan will win a bespoke Speech Bubble Necklace and limited edition 15th Birthday Tote Bag.

 

Stay tuned for news of more exciting competitions and events coming soon! Get involved and share photos of your collection, stories and memories with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #TD15.

*Limited numbers available.

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Exciting news! We’ve folded up our lab coats and packed up all our pliers, chains and Perspex. The reason? Our Manchester concession is headed to a brand new home in Selfridges Exchange.

From Monday 1st September, pop in and design your dream Name Necklace on the spot at our concession. Choose from pretty pastels to bold brights, glitter and mirror and exclusive seasonal colour ways and find the perfect font to suit you. Take your pick from a silver or golden chain and finish off your bespoke necklace with a cute charm – the shape is up to you!

Don’t forget to tweet and instagram us a photo of your custom Name Necklace with the hashtag #tattydevine.

Need your Name Necklace on the spot? You can visit our Tatty Devine concessions in Selfridges in Birmingham and Selfridges Oxford Street in London, too. See you soon!

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Discover the latest chapter of our mystical new Autumn Winter collection. Inspired by Victorian seances and the mystic art of palm reading, outstretched palms are recreated in marbled pearl and glossy black Perspex to create eerie new jewellery.

It isn’t the first time hands have playing a starring role in a seasonal collection. There are certain motifs that we just can’t resist returning to… and hands are one of them! Join us as we explore fifteen years of Tatty Devine jewellery to revisit iconic and lesser known pieces inspired by humble hands. Keep your checklist at the ready – how many do you own in your collection?

Let’s head all the way back to our Spring Summer 2004 collection. The Jeanette Lady Brooch was part of a series of three chic ladies and made a serious style statement with her retro spectacles and perfectly manicured nails.

Did we predict this season‘s fortune telling theme all the way back in Autumn Winter 2004? We think so! This mystic Palm Brooch was intricately laser etched and hand inked in our London studio, ready for a psychic to divine your future.

 

 

Rockabilly babes were the key inspiration behind our Love and Hate Fist Brooches. Part of our Spring Summer 2007 collection, each clenched fist was laser cut in leather to form tough but cute accessories.

 

 

Rosie and Harriet also captured the skilful hand of an artist mid-sketch as a playful pendant in glossy white Perspex with 3D overlaid details in the same collection.

 

 

 

 

“Abracadabra!” Sleight of hand and stage magicians inspired our Autumn Winter 2007 collection. Gloved hands waved magic wands and performed spectacular card tricks in monochrome Perspex (with showers of glitter stars!)

 

 

Rosie and Harriet looked to super stylish pop stars in the Spring Summer 2010 collection. Outstretched hands took centre stage in glitter Perspex, whilst gleaming crystal gems added a hint of wonder.

Time for an encore! Each hand was carefully embellished by our jewellery making experts with gold, bronze and amber Swarovski crystals to create an ombre effect.

In Spring Summer 2012, we celebrated transforming found objects into precious pieces and memories to treasure forever. The Junk Memory jewellery transformed classic Tatty Devine symbols into charms, including a cream Perspex hand to symbolise hard work.

We even recreated feminist icon Frida Kahlo as a statement necklace, complete with her signature hand earring!

Powerful goddesses were a key inspiration for our Spring Summer 2013 collection. Elegant arms in cobalt blue Perspex were adorned with golden jump ring bangles and ruby red crystal beads.

Welcome back to the present! The latest chapter of our Autumn Winter 2014 collection was born from a fascination with ethereal experiences:

Fortune Teller Necklace, £50

Join us as we draw back the veil to the other world with new Seance and Palmistry Hands:

Seance Hands Statement Necklace, £165

Seance Hands Link Necklace, £95

Seance Hands Bracelet, £55

Palmistry Link Necklace, £95

Palmistry Bracelet, £55

Enchanted? Discover the full Autumn Winter 2014 collection in store and online now.

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Calling all Tatty Devine fans! We’re on the hunt for a location for our upcoming Spring Summer 2015 collection photo shoot – and we need your help. We’re searching for a beautiful house and garden to provide the perfect setting for the new jewellery. Think Tudor style timber beams, rambling hedgerows, privet hedges and blooming gardens… (Yes, that’s your first sneaky clue about the new pieces!)

Our Creative Director Harriet is looking for a house like the amazing Great Dixter in Sussex:

The shoot is due to take place on Thursday 28th August and the location should ideally be within an hour’s travel of London. Most of the shoot will take place outside, though we would potentially need to shoot indoors in case of bad weather on the day.

Do you live in our dream house? Know somewhere nearby that fits the bill? Fancy hosting our shoot in exchange for lots of Tatty Devine treats?

Tweet or Instagram us a snap with the hashtag #TattyDevineSS15 or email harriet@tattydevine.com ASAP!

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Happy Friday everyone! We’re celebrating reaching the end of the week with a very special competition. Back in June, we teamed up with author Rainbow Rowell to celebrate her UK tour with an exclusive Fangirl Necklace, inspired by the Fangirl book cover.

We’re very excited have a beautiful collector’s edition of Fangirl and an exclusive Tatty Devine Fangirl necklace in sparkling red glitter Perspex to give away to one lucky follower. Want to be in with a chance of winning? Here’s how to enter:

Fangirls unite! We want to know all about your favourite fandom. Simply tweet us and tell us what you’re a fangirl of. From Sherlock to Doctor Who, Ryan Gosling to The Walking Dead, we want to know all about it.

Hurry, you have until 10am on Saturday 16th August to enter. We will pick a winner at random and announce the result at 11am on Twitter. Good luck!

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You might have spotted a slight change of scenery in Tatty Devine co-founder Harriet’s latest Instagram posts. Our Creative Director had headed off to Tokyo to kick off Tatty Devine’s 15th birthday celebrations in style with a very special pop up. Catch up with all the action and find out what Harriet got up to in Japan in her round up blog now:

“Tatty Devine and Japan have always had a bit of a love affair.  From the very first time Rosie and I started to make things, we’ve sold our jewellery there. In the beginning, there were Crisp Packet Necklaces and Budgie Brooches and they were met with a keen sense of appreciation that the Japanese are famous for. It seemed only fitting to return there as we begin our 15th birthday celebrations. Since the start of the year, we have been working closely with our friends there to prepare for our first ever proper pop up shop in Japan! We chose to host the pop up shop in the most amazing department store in Tokyo: Laforet.  It ‘s right in the heart of Harajuku, the birth place of all things fashion (along with East London!) 

It all began with an epic set up. I left London on Monday lunchtime, arrived in Tokyo mid morning Tuesday and started to set up the shop that night at 9pm.  It was so much fun watching it all come together that I hardly noticed how jet lagged I was!

We made lots of laser cut Perspex shapes in the London studio to display and I even brought a few famous faces with me to model the Name Necklaces…!

We were finally finished at 2.30am and Team Tatty Japan all headed off for some well earned Katsu and cold beers. No lie in for us, though! The next morning, we were ready and waiting to welcome eager customers to the shop. The pop up was right in the entrance hall of Laforet – probably the most prominent shopping spot in all of Tokyo!

It was super busy with all kinds of shoppers. I saw some truly inspiring new looks going on and I was pleased to see a fair few people rocking some brilliant looks with Tatty Devine jewellery on too.

I was on the stand everyday to meet our Japanese fans. It was so exciting to see everybody! Some of the fans I met had really amazing collections with pieces that even I haven’t seen for years. Super rare Tatty alert!

On the opening day of the shop, I was interviewed by Vogue Japan.  They visited the pop up, took lots of pictures and asked me all about Perspex and pop culture. They even wanted to see what I had in my bag – luckily I had taken the flight socks out! Oh, the glamour… You can read the interview here.

On Wednesday night, I went on an adventure and did some exploring…

Isn’t it beautiful?

Love this giant lantern, too!

Square watermelon, anyone?

I found lots of plastic treasures…

… lots and lots! I also visited an Onsen, which is a Japanese hot spring bath. There were so many different kinds of hot spring water baths, sauna, steam and a beautiful foot bath, which is like a garden you walk around in with lots of little stones set into the floor. It’s a bit like acupressure.  It was amazing and I think I am now addicted! Someone please open one in London! I was really hoping all the steam would help me sleep but I still couldn’t sleep until 5am. Not sure if it was the jet lag or just how excited I get in Japan.

The pop up shop was doing really well and by Thursday, we had already sold out of several pieces. The Team Tatty shop girls were amazing! It was great to have them as my Japanese is pretty limited to ‘kawaii’, ‘cho sugoi’ and a few other niceties! It was SO hot in Japan and it was lovely to just hang out at the pop up – the air conditioning was a joy.  

That night I went on another adventure with some dear friends to amazing secret restaurant, followed by a little late night cocktail action at the top of the Tokyo Hyatt Park Hotel, which is the bar in Lost In Translation.  I was a little bit excited – gotta love Bill Murray! It was probably about 1am when we left there to go home but my body was still running in London time, so when I got back to Nakameguro, I had a late night shopping adventure to the 24hrs crazy shopping heaven that is Don Quiote.

They sell everything from rice crackers to fancy dress outfits, so it’s a bit like a supermarket, Superdrug, and the Argos catalogue all rolled into one. I love it and eventually left at 3am with lots of treats!

Before the pop up shop opened on Friday, I found the local outdoor pool and went for a swim. It was so sunny, I couldn’t resist. Isn’t it amazing?

 It was another busy day at Laforet and everyone was very excited as we prepared for a seriously fun evening. A real life London bus came to pick up myself and 20 amazing buyers and press to do a tour of Tokyo whilst making our own Bunting Necklaces!

It was about as much fun as is humanly possible on a bus. The old Routemaster looked so cool and it was so amazing to see it all decked out inside with the same bunting as we used on our bus on Regent Street not so long ago. We even had our very own bus barman who brought us cheeky little jewellery making beers!

It was so nice to see some familiar faces finding out how skilful the Team Tatty girls are by putting together their own necklace by hand. The workshop could sometimes be a bit tricky, but I guess we don’t usually host normal jewellery making workshops going along on a bus, at night, in the dark, after a few beers!

We drove on a round trip to Tokyo Tower, where we all got off and posed for photos. It was my first visit to Tokyo Tower and it was fun to fit in a bit of sightseeing with the workshop! I had SO much fun and totally LOVED it. I think everyone else did too!

Saturday brought another busy shopping day at Laforet and lots more happy faces of customers who came to meet me. In the evening, a friend showed me around Koenji AKA ‘Japanese Hackney’ where he lives now. It was super cool peeking in all the little up-cycled vintage clothes shops down cute little shopping streets. Oh, and we had sushi delivered to us on a boat and finished later on with pudding in a tree house – love Japan!

On Sunday morning, I headed along to an interview and photo shoot with the amazing team at Nylon Japan and super famous actress Riisa Naka. It was really fun and Riisa was so lovely!

 After the pop up shop closed for the last time on Monday, all of Team Tatty Japan and our agent Mach55 went to party! The night began with a totally amazing dinner on a boat with saki, tempura and stunning views of Tokyo from the harbour.

“It was super exciting and so much fun to be with all the team together. When eventually got back on dry land, we all piled in a cab and went to the cutest little 1970′s style bar I have ever been in. Tequila and karaoke on repeat… Best night ever!


Thank you, team Mach55, you were truly fantastic! So much hard work and careful planning made my trip to Tokyo so incredibly perfect! Japan rules… can’t wait for the next visit!

Love,

Harriet xxx “

Thanks for giving us a behind the scenes peek at your trip, Harriet.

Did you visit our pop up? Let us know in the comments below and tweet your photos, too!

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Our new Autumn Winter 2014 collection has arrived! Ever since Harriet first began sketching mysterious psychics and testing new Perspex colours, we knew we were in for a truly otherworldly collection. Fan favourite so far? The Fortune Teller Statement Necklace:

Inspired by 1950s fortune tellers and mystic visions, a pair of marbled tortoiseshell hands grasp a glittering hand curved Perspex crystal ball. Hand inked golden rings, embellished with semi-precious stones and glittering Swarovski crystals adorn each finger. Miniature coin charms, exchanged for fortunes told, hang from golden chain bracelets. In Tatty Devine’s world, even the jewellery wears jewellery!

Take a peek behind the scenes at our Kent studio and learn about the making of this new season statement piece now:

From the very beginning, Harriet knew she wanted our fortune teller’s crystal ball to have the perfect curve. Over the years, we’ve developed a special technique of shaping acrylic by hand, so we grabbed our gloves and prepared to begin! First, each ball is laser cut from beautifully shiny clear Perspex, flecked with gold glitter that glints in the light.

The Perspex is carefully heated and gently hand curved around a real life crystal ball. There really is magic in every piece! It’s delicate work, but our team of jewellery making experts are well practiced in making sure every single crystal ball is shaped to perfection.

Next, we curve every pair of marbled tortoiseshell Perspex hands into the right shape to clasp the crystal ball. When they’re ready, each finger is adorned with glittering gem stones and golden coin charm jewellery. Using laser etching and hand inking, we create the illusion of clairvoyant’s rings, complete with semi precious stones and Swarovski crystals.

Each Fortune Teller Statement Necklace is part of a limited edition of just fifty. Yes, only fifty Tatty Devine fans will be able to add it to their collection! Here, Ayesha carefully attaches a numbered tag of authenticity to every single necklace, so you’ll know exactly which number in the series it is.

Thanks for giving us a sneaky peek at the making process, Team Tatty Kent! Falling under the fortune teller’s spell? Shop Autumn Winter 2014 now.

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Calling all bookworms! This Saturday is National Book Lover’s Day and we’re celebrating with a peek back through the archives at a very special project. Back in 2008, the Victoria and Albert Museum asked us to get creative with a copy of Aldous Huxley’s novel Antic Hay as part of their Blood on Paper exhibition. Our updated version was to be revealed at a very special Friday Late event, so we knew it had to be Tatty-tastic!

 

 

 

Ta-da! We recreated the iconic Penguin book cover in classic orange and cream Perspex, complete with intricate laser etched and hand inked detailing. It even came complete with a handy pair of spectacles and a chunky golden chain to help you carry your latest read around in style! One lucky V&A visitor actually won this one-off piece for their collection. Was it you?

Feeling inspired to try out the librarian look? Add our new Glasses Large Necklace in Tortoiseshell to your collection:

 

Why not immortalise your favourite book quote in Perspex as a personalised Speech Bubble Necklace? Harry Potter fans, this one is for you:

Learn how to get crafty with our book, “How To Make Jewellery With Tatty Devine”. Discover Rosie and Harriet’s top tips for jewellery making and create your own unique jewellery:

 

What’s your favourite book? Share it in the comments below or tweet us!

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Take a closer look at our new Autumn Winter 2014 collection. Inspired by antique jewellery, our Lover’s Eye story is inspired by a romantic (and rather eerie) trend. Have you ever heard of eye miniatures? In the late 18th and early 19th century, tiny portraits of a loved one’s eye became the hottest accessory. Why an eye? Well, only you could possibly recognise your secret sweetheart by their eye alone. It was the perfect way to keep a reminder of them close to your heart and stylishly conceal their identity, too!

Lover’s Eye jewellery is now rare and very precious, but you can still see examples on display at cultural institutions such as the Victoria and Albert Museum. We love the intricate hand painted detailing on this Eye Miniature Brooch from the late 18th century. It’s even embellished with tiny glittering diamonds for tears!

 

Eye Miniature, around 1790-1810. Photo courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum.

 

Just as the painters of the original eye miniatures laboured over their work, our expert jewellery makers spend hours creating each piece of the Lover’s Eye story. A mysterious eye is digitally printed onto white acrylic, laser cut and carefully inlaid in a scalloped matt gold Perspex setting. Gleaming Swarovski pearls nod to traditional designs, whilst graduating strands are draped to create a truly eye catching look. Each Swarovski pearl is hand knotted in our East London studio by jewellery making expert Annick.

We know you love behind the scenes peeks at our workshop, so we grabbed our camera and caught Annick in action as she made the Lover’s Eye Statement Necklace:

“I start off by threading the pearl beads in the right order according to its size. Next, I slide each bead along and one by one, carefully hand knot the thread in between. Using a needle, I gently slide each knot right up to the bead to make sure it sits perfectly and is totally secure. It’s time consuming work, but I love seeing the finished necklace at the end!”

“This was something new for me, as I’d never hand knotted pearl beads before. When we were sampling the collection, Harriet taught me how to do it. It’s always fun to try out a new technique and get the hang of it. Did you know it’s actually Harriet’s eye on the jewellery?”

“I really love the Lover’s Eye Ring! It’s been one of my favourite Autumn Winter pieces ever since we started making the collection.”

“Next, I use a crimp bead to gently flatten the thread and keep the beads secure. Using jump rings, I attach the finished string of pearl beads to the Perspex piece. One strand down, four to go!”

Thanks for talking us through the making process, Annick! Want to see hand knotting in action? Don’t miss our mini video here.

Here’s the finished piece in all its glory:

 

Did you know? The Lover’s Eye Statement Necklace is very limited edition – we’ve made just fifty pieces! Each one is numbered with a Tatty Devine tag of authenticity, so you know just how precious it is.

Shop Lover’s Eye jewellery in store at Brick Lane and Covent Garden and online now.

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It’s a beautiful weekend and legendary sailing regatta Cowes Week has just begun! As yacht lovers descend on the Isle of Wight to catch all the action, we’ve headed into the Tatty Devine archives to pick our top nautical jewellery from the past fifteen years. Did your favourite pieces make the cut? Find out now…

Our very first nod to seafaring style appeared in Spring Summer 2004. This cute little Sailor Boy Brooch was hand etched and painted and made in very limited numbers. Have you got him in your collection?

Every sailor needs an anchor and we created a stylish wooden version the very next year in our Autumn Winter 2004 collection!

 

 

Our iconic Lobster Necklace first made its appearance in Autumn Winter 2004 alongside hand knitted lobster mittens and scarves and has remained a fan favourite ever since.

Things took a rather swashbuckling turn in our Spring Summer 2006 collection. A buccaneer’s cutlass was transformed into shining mirror Perspex necklaces, brooches and earrings. Those ruby red crystals? Blood, of course!

Inspired by Swallows and Amazons, we hand rigged a mini fleet of Sailing Boats in classic red, white and blue leather and birch wood.

 

We even discovered the legendary Devine Octopus! This stylish cephalopod came in fluoro green and glossy black Perspex, complete with hand inked suckers and an inquisitive inlaid eye…

It wasn’t the last time that sea life made a splash as Tatty Devine jewellery. Our Spring Summer 2009 collection re-imagined Rosie and Harriet’s favourite creatures as cute wooden accessories. This happy little Whale Pendant was laser cut in walnut wood and finished with a spouting splash of water and rolling waves.

 

 

Grab your bucket, we’re going crabbing! We immortalised a classic British holiday past time as an intricately laser cut brooch with tactile red formica detailing.

Our Spring Summer 2009 collection paid tribute to our East End stamping ground, with pearly button embellished Perspex. The designs on pearlies’ coats have special significance and our intricate detailed Anchor Brooch symbolised hope.

They might try and steal your chips in real life, but seagulls became romantic jewellery in Spring Summer 2010. Clutching miniature hearts in their beaks, each necklace promised a love story just waiting to begin.

 

 

In 2011, we teamed up with avant garde designers Rodnik Band to create show stopping accessories for their London Fashion Week presentation. Shark Headband, anyone?

 

Earlier this year, we were very excited to create an exclusive jewellery range with Barbican to celebrate The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition. Et voila, the Breton Anchor Necklace was born! Digitally printed with navy stripes, it’s a must have for any wannabe sailor.

Which is your favourite piece? Tell us in the comments below!

Shop the limited edition Barbican collection in store and online now.

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