Thursday, 20 August 2009

New items-vintage bags and kitsch jewellery!

I'm very excited to introduce our two newest designers, Lost in the Forest and LaurasJewellery.

Lost in the Forest '...create(s) wearable art and accessories, inspired by times gone by, tea parties, walks in the countryside, castles, fairy tales, love stories and the forest.'
This includes gorgeous purses created using vintage fabrics, such as this pretty piece, called Doris, which is embellished with a vintage lace doily.

As all of Lost in the Forests' designs are created using vintage fabrics they are all one-of-a kind pieces. The Oriental Magpie is very proud to be stocking 4 of her original designs-this is the only place in the whole world you can buy them!

She also makes very pretty accessories, such as this heart shaped brooch made from collaged pages of an book and framed with a row of vintage diamanté to add a bit of sparkle.

The purses are £15 each and the brooch is £6.

Our second newest designer is LaurasJewellery, who makes a mix of kitsch and vintage jewellery, including...

Pretty vintage carousel necklace, £10.

Cute devil rubber duck earrings, £8 a pair (in a choice of 5 colours)

and 1950s style flamingo cameo necklaces, £10

Monday, 3 August 2009

New goodies for this week!

Since our last post, we have signed up some new designers in the shape of 'Hungry Designs' and 'All Things Pretty'.

Hungry Designs is run by the lovely Amanda-she also makes scrummy looking cakes and sweets, but sadly we don't have any of those :(
We do however have these delicious looking laser cut wooden brooches in a choice of 3 designs; butterflies, birds and carnival/fun fair tickets.

They truly are fabulous-very detailed and realistic designs, they look perfect on a cardigan, jacket or bag. What's more they are only £6.00 each, so if you can decide which to choose you can buy more than one without feeling too guilty!

'All Things Pretty', is run by Becky, who makes gorgeous one-off glass bracelets, using a mix of Indian glass, wooden, plastic, Millefiore and glass beads.

They are really pretty pieces that really do look good enough to eat.
This one is aptly named 'Sweetie Time'- you can see why! Perfect bright colours so you can still look summery, even if the weather has other ideas!

If you are after something a bit more 'demure,' how about this lovely green and brown glass beaded bracelet called 'Flower garden.' Prices for 'All Things Pretty' range between £3.00 and £7.00 and all of her pieces come in an organza bag with a special handmade label, so they are perfect pieces to buy as gifts.

I have just returned from a soggy weekend on the Gower (so much for the summer!) to find two packets of beautiful jewellery and handmade vintage bags, which will be added to the site over the course of the week, so keep your eyes peeled!

Emma x

Monday, 27 July 2009

New items!

Over the weekend I have added some gorgeous new pieces to the site in the shape of vintage hair accessories and fascinators from the very talented Hatastic!
She uses vintage pieces in all of her creations, from pretty flowers to metal sequin beads so you can be sure you are getting something completely unique.

Pieces include this beautiful vintage dusky pink rose sequin fascinator £35.

Or how about this cute purple sweetpea hairgrip, just £6!

As with the majority of the items sold on The Oriental Magpie, they are all unique, one off pieces so if something tickles your fancy don't hang around!

We have a lot of new items arriving in the next couple of weeks, including some very sweet handmade brooches, kitsch jewellery, vintage handmade purses and pretty handmade cards.

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Friday, 17 July 2009

Launch of new online handmade store

Welcome to the Oriental Magpie!

After many weeks of hard work finding designers, setting up the site and adding all of the beautiful handmade items to the website, we have finally opened our (metaphorical) doors!

We have rounded up a very talented collection of designers and artists who create beautiful handmade jewellery, stationary, homewares and accessories and are very excited to announce that the website is now up and running, and filled with lots of gorgeous things for you and your home!

If you, or someone you know, create things and would like to sell your pieces through the site, click on the 'Artist or designer' button below the designers category or click here to find out more. While The Oriental Magpie is based in the UK, we would love to hear from designers and artists worldwide-so don't be shy!

The Oriental Magpie is also on Twitter and Facebook, so you can be the first to know about new designers and products as and when they arrive!

I would appreciate it so much if you were able to spread the word in anyway you can...via Facebook, Twitter, blogs, word of mouth...

If you would like to add a link to The Oriental Magpie on your blog or website, here is a link to help you :)

URL: http://www.theorientalmagpie.com
Text: Jewellery, gifts, homewares and accessories... all handmade with love