Can’t wait for Autumn Winter 2014 to arrive? Exciting news! We’ve released the first two stories exclusively at our Brick Lane and Covent Garden stores to whet your appetite for the full collection. Head along from today to be the very first to get your hands on our mystical new jewellery. Can’t make it in store? Shop the collection online now.

Join us as we take a closer look at our new Geometric and Kaleidoscope Stone stories…

Maths meets mysticism in the Geometric Necklace. Inspired by the wonder of sacred geometry, symmetrical isometric cubes are laser cut in walnut wood and overlaid in colourful formica to create wearable tromp l’oeil.

Team the Geometric Link Necklace with graphic patterns to make a new season style statement:

Looking for a subtle take on the trend? Try out the Geometric Ring.

Adorn yourself in sparkling colour with Kaleidoscope Stones. Inspired by never ending kaleidoscopic illusions, mystical glitter Perspex is encrusted with a dazzling cluster of acrylic gems in golden hues:

Lose yourself in the illusions of the Kaleidoscope Stone Necklace, complete with glittering gold Perspex and lustrous gems:

We hope you liked our sneaky peek at Autumn Winter 2014! The Kaleidoscope Stone and Geometric jewellery is available in store at Tatty Devine Brick Lane and Covent Garden and online now.

Which piece is on your wish list? Share your thoughts in the comments below or tweet us!

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Diaries at the ready! From 31st July, Glacéau Vitaminwater is taking over the loading bay in London’s Truman Brewery for seven weeks to host #ShineBrightStudio. Head along for inspiring events, exhibitions and the chance to take part in workshops with top names and newcomers. You’ll hear from illustrators, designers and creatives including Bestival founder Rob Da Bank and Tatty Devine co-founder Rosie Wolfenden!

Don’t miss Rosie talking about the benefits of partnering with a likeminded friend, the importance of believing in yourself and the journey from start up to an internationally recognised brand. Head along to #ShineBrightStudio on Thursday from 7th August from 7-8pm to catch Rosie in action!

There’s lots more exciting opportunities to shine bright over the course of seven weeks. Find out how you can exhibit your artwork at the Truman Brewery and share your creative startup idea for the chance to win a place at School for Creative Start Ups. Discover the latest news from #ShineBrightStudio now!

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Tickets, please! Hop on board with our new London Transport Museum collection. From mini Routemaster buses to vintage bell pushes and destination board inspired pieces, we’ve created a playful range of jewellery in honour of the Year of the Bus. Planning a trip to London? Grab your rucksack, hit the Overground and visit our Marketing Manager Brenna’s top spots in Hackney Wick:

 

 

Hackney WickED Art Festival turns six this weekend – it’s without doubt one of London’s most uniquely creative events. Over 3 days, studios throw their doors open and local artists exhibit their work. I personally love exploring the galleries and seeing artists in their own studios… you get a real insight into their worlds. Last year, one of my favourite areas was buskers’ corner where you could catch various performances of live music and spoken word. The only downside to Hackney WickED is that there is too much to see and not enough time to see everything!

I fell in love with The Cygnet’s sunny terrace on a Sunday afternoon whilst enjoying a craft beer (brewed literally next door!) and listening to some live music. The bar overlooks the canal and Olympic stadium, but my absolute favourite part has to be the gigantic sparkling ‘YES’ sign that seems to live here when it’s not at the Secret Garden Party festival.

Grab a beanbag and get comfy to enjoy a film at The Yard… or you can choose a tiered seat if you prefer. This intimate space plays host to a range of events including theatre, comedy and film screenings. Or you can dance a Friday night away to DJs in the bar area. 

Number 90 has become a bit of a favourite spot for me with its fusion tapas, tasty cocktails and exhibits of local artists work. It’s a huge airy bar & restaurant right beside the canal, with a sunny decked area. I even managed to jump onboard a rowing boat there recently for a little jaunt down the canal!

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is right on Hackney Wick’s doorstep and is perfect for a Sunday afternoon adventure. If there’s not a specific event on (there often is, so check), exploring their Art Trail is fun and swimming at The London Aquatics Centre is a must for everyone!”

Thanks for giving us the Hackney Wick lowdown, Brenna! Show your love for London and shop the Year of the Bus collection in store and online now.

Want to win a Hackney Wick Brooch for your collection? Our friends at Hackney WickED have one up for grabs over on Twitter! Simply follow @Hackney_WickED and @TattyDevine and retweet this tweet to enter. Good luck!

With thanks to Hackney WickED for image one, Space Hive for image three, Number 90 for image four and Sapphire City for image five. 

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Last Sunday, we were proud to partner with the Girl Effect movement for their inspiring event, Girl Effect Live. Alongside WAH Nails, Punchdrunk, Lovebox and many more amazing partners, we headed to Brick Lane’s Vibe Bar to spread the word and celebrate the power of girls to end the cycle of poverty all over the world.

In honour of the occasion, we created three exclusive Girl Effect Necklaces in bright pink, bubblegum pink and shining matt gold Perspex. They were big news on the day and we even spotted headliner Jessie J wearing hers for a special photo shoot! Our jewellery making experts set up a mini workshop and invited everyone to come along and personalise their very own necklace with glittering rainbow Swarovksi crystals.

Our GIANT Lobster Necklace, Parakeet Necklace and Dinosaur Necklace were very excited at the prospect of a day out and came along to decorate our Tatty Devine tent.

The sun was shining and lots of excited Girl Effect supporters headed along to get creative with us!

We even managed to catch amazing artist Amara Por Dios making her mark on the live graffiti wall. Watch her in action here!

Thank you to everyone who joined us to get creative on the day! Don’t forget to tweet and instagram snaps of your necklaces to @tattydevine with the hashtag #girleffectlive.

Discover the Girl Effect and join the movement now.

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All aboard! Have you discovered our Year of the Bus jewellery, yet? We’ve teamed up with the London Transport Museum to celebrate some of our favourite London locations in a playful new collection. Planning a visit to Victoria? Join store star Charlotte as she shares her favourite SW places. From afternoon tea at hidden hideaway to catching a blockbuster exhibition, you won’t be stuck for fun things to do!

“People might not know it but Victoria’s charity shops are amazing! Retromania Fara on Upper Tachbrook Street is a real treasure trove. You can find Liberty shirts, vintage dresses and anything you could ever dream of inside. I almost don’t want to tell people about it, it’s just that good.

Head down towards the Houses of Parliament and catch a film at the new Modernist inspired Curzon Victoria. You can watch free movies from their archive in the mezzanine area while you wait for your friends. Ooh, get in early before 2pm on the weekend and you can snap up an Earlybird ticket!

Tate Britain has a special place in my heart as my mum used to work there! I remember going to play in her office after school and wandering through the galleries taking it all in – especially Damien Hirst’s Mother and Child Divided. It’s still one of my all time favourite places to visit.

When you plan to make an art pilgrimage to Tate Britain, hop off the tube a stop early and grab breakfast at Pimlico Fresh. They always have a rainbow array of fresh juices and it’s pretty hard to resist the daily specials, too!

No day trip would be complete without cake and Peggy Porschen is your girl. Tucked just behind Victoria Coach Station (technically Belgravia, but it’s only a three minute walk!) this pastel pink shop front hides cake heaven. 

I love Victoria because it’s got everything you could ever need… especially if you go off the beaten path. It’s only a brisk stroll away from Pimlico, where you can get the best chips at Pimlico Traditional Fish & Chips, or drop into the old school Delizie D’Italia for really good coffee.”

Thank you for taking us on a tour and sharing your favourite Victoria hot spots, Charlotte! Show your love for Victoria with the new London Transport Museum collection now.

With thanks to Chocolate, Shoes and Cigarettes for image one, The Evening Standard for image two, London Town for image three, Masumi Hirayama for image four and The Date Guy for image five.

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Earlier this year, we asked you what your dream jewellery making workshop would be… and the Parakeet Necklace was at the top of the list!  Wishes really do come true at Tatty Devine HQ and last week, eager Tatty Devine fans flocked to the Brick Lane store for our first ever Parakeet Necklace Workshop. The event was totally sold out and we couldn’t wait to get crafty with everyone!

Originally part of our Spring Summer 2012 collection, this beautiful bird was inspired by Mexican vacations and dreamy humid summers. We couldn’t wait to see what designs our workshoppers would come up with!

The first step? Choosing ten feathers in neon, mirror and pastel Perspex. It was tough picking out a colour way but eventually everyone managed to narrow down their choices!

Each feather is carefully hand linked to the next by a gleaming jump ring to create the effect of beautifully spread wings. After a quick tutorial, everyone took up pliers and tried it out for themselves. We were very impressed by how quickly they mastered the technique!

Concentrating hard…

As everyone got to grips with their pliers, a flock of Parakeet Necklaces slowly took shape…

Phew, jewellery making is serious work! Luckily, our friends at Metcalfe’s Skinny sent us lots of tasty popcorn to keep our energy levels up.

Ta-da! One beautiful Parakeet Necklace is nearly finished. All it needs is a chain!

We love this super summery rainbow colour way!

Thank you to everyone who came along and created their very own unique Parakeet Necklace. Missed out on tickets for this sold out workshop? Get the look and buy your own classic Parakeet Necklace now.

Exciting news! There are limited places left for our Midi Bunting Necklace Workshop this weekend. Book now!

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It was a closely fought battle, but we can now reveal the winner of our #TDBringItBack vote. Hooray for the Banana Necklace!

Yes, this frutti tutti little number beat the Swing Girl Necklace, Boat Brooch, Wooden Oak Leaves Necklace and 3D Glasses Necklace to become the final piece in our top secret 15th birthday collection. Thank you everyone for getting involved, voting for their favourite jewellery and sharing such lovely comments and memories about each piece.

Best of all? We chose one lucky voter at random to win the chosen piece for their collection. Big congratulations go to our winner, Alice Saggers! The Banana Necklace will soon be heading your way.

We can’t wait to reveal the full collection in the near future! Which pieces from Tatty Devine history do you think have made the cut? Share your guesses on Twitter or Instagram now…

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This Sunday 20th July, join us at Girl Effect Live: day of celebration, creation and conversation about the power of girls to break the cycle of global poverty.

The Girl Effect is a movement. Founded in 2008 by the Nike Foundation, it champions the unique potential of adolescent girls to end poverty for themselves, their families, their communities, their countries and the world. There are 250 million adolescent girls in poverty. By investing in their education, health and economic future, we have a better chance of removing obstacles to their success such as child marriage, teen pregnancy, HIV/aids and ultimately breaking the cycle of poverty.

We’re very excited to team up with The Girl Effect for such an important and inspiring event. We’ve created three limited edition necklaces which are exclusively available to buy at Girl Effect Live. Join Team Tatty Devine at Vibe Bar on the day to get creative and personalise your Girl Effect Necklace with sparkling Swarovski crystals, too!

It’s set to be an amazing day with spoken word performances, comedy, live graffiti, Slambassadors UK workshops and free nail art by Wah Nails. Don’t miss the exclusive ‘Girls Reframed’ exhibition and an immersive theatre experience by Punchdrunk Enrichment, too!

The celebrations will carry on into the night with a performance by non other than Tatty Devine fan Jessie J at Village Underground. Want to catch the super stylish singer in action? The Girl Effect are holding a ballot to make sure everyone is in with a chance of being there. Tickets are just £10 and if your name is drawn, you’ll also receive one of our limited edition “G” necklaces. We can’t wait!

News flash! We’re giving away three exclusive Girl Effect Necklaces over on Twitter. Simply tweet us with the name of the pop star who’s headlining #GirlEffectLive by 6pm on Thursday 17th July. We’ll pick three entries at random to win. Enter now!

What are you waiting for? Come along this Sunday, be inspired and join the movement.

 

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All aboard! Have you discovered our Year of the Bus jewellery, yet? We’ve teamed up with the London Transport Museum to celebrate some of our favourite London locations and we gave one lucky Tatty Devine fan the chance to name the final piece in the collection. The winner? Camden Town, of course! Stephanie won us over with her passionate ode to the offbeat borough and her suggestion was immortalised in Perspex alongside Shoreditch, Covent Garden and more…

Planning a visit to Camden Town? Join North London native (and Team Tatty’s chief baker!) Lucy as she gives you the lowdown on her must-visit places:

“Your first stop? Obviously Marine Ices – the best ice cream in London.  They’re a family business which is lovely as there’s always loads of families that go in for Sunday lunch.  Also, they don’t judge you if you just have ice cream for dinner (not that I would obviously!)

Next up is the Roundhouse. It’s a lovely venue and they have a really wide range of performances (I saw Lucha Libra there a couple of years ago and it rocked my world!). They also do a lovely brunch and you can go for barbecues on the roof in summer.

I do like a drink at The Dublin Castle. The Hawley Arms is so touristy now but the Dublin Castle is still old school. It’s dinky and scuzzy inside, but it has proper Camden history (people like Blur played there when they were first starting out)!

Park Way Greens is a lovely new greengrocers . They sell lots of different types of beetroot which makes them very good eggs in my book.  Also, Liberty London Girl shops here so they must be good!

In conclusion – Camden is amazing.  There’s a million and one different reasons why but the main one being that, no matter how snotty people are about it and say it’s just for tourists, its my home!  I moved there when I was as young and green as green can be and I’ve never felt more a part of somewhere than I do there.”

Thank you for taking us on a tour and sharing your favourite haunts, Lucy! Show your love for Camden Town with the new London Transport Museum collection now.

With thanks to Hidden London for image one, BA High Life for image two, Cool Places for image three and Park Way Greens for image four.

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Hurry! There are just two days left to cast your #TDBringItBack vote! We’re bringing back fifteen classic designs from Tatty Devine history as a limited edition collection and we need your help to decide the all important 15th piece. We’ve narrowed it down to five of Rosie, Harriet and Team Tatty’s favourite pieces, but it’s up to you to choose which one you think should come back over on Facebook. Join Team Tatty as we delve in the back stories, discover the design inspirations and state the case for each piece up for the vote.

Can you believe your eyes? Today, we’re taking a closer look at the 3D Glasses Necklace! This Perspex take on a classic pop culture icon first appeared in our Spring Summer 2008 collection, Movie Mayhem. Kelly Osbourne even modelled a limited edition customised version for the charity Trekstock!

Rosie says, “We hosted a big party at Madame JoJo’s in Soho to launch the collection during London Fashion Week. It was so much fun! We had popcorn girls handing out treats, amazing bands, a Tatty Devine raffle and a screen test photo booth where our guests tried on all the new jewellery!

It’s interesting to see lots of films coming out in 3D at the moment. It just wasn’t normal back when we designed the 3D Glasses Necklace. It was so lovely to take a throwaway object and turn it into jewellery that’s treasured forever. We even made special Tatty Devine sellotape with the 3D glasses design and classic paper versions for our party, too!

 

Harriet agrees, “3D glasses are just eternally cool. I’m so sad they don’t look like this anymore! I go to the cinema and get handed a pair of plastic Ray Ban-type glasses and it’s not the same! I want classic white cardboard with red and green lenses! It’s part of my obsession with Americana and films where teenagers drive around town all night and go to the diner until the sun rises. We even had our photo taken in 3D at the V&A Village Fete that year!

Team Tatty says:

Laser cutting star Lusea, “Vote for the 3D Glasses Necklace! I think it’s really cool, retro and fandabbidosy! Imagine how cool it would be to see everything in 3D. Watch out Google Glass, here comes Tatty Devine!”

Kent studio star Megan: “I’m voting for the 3D Glasses Necklace as it brings back happy memories of being on my work placement at Tatty Devine and takes me back to being in my 3rd year at uni!” 

Calling all movie buffs! Want to add the 3D Glasses Necklace to your collection? Simply head over to our Facebook album and cast your vote by liking its photo. The most popular piece will launch in store and online as part of our 15th birthday collection, and one lucky voter will win the chosen piece for their collection. Yes, really! Hurry, you only have until midnight on Sunday 13th July to have your say.

Show your love for the 3D Glasses Necklace on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #TDBringItBack now!

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