WIN a Rocked Up crystal quartz necklace!

We are planning exciting collections and releases for 2018 and need your feedback to help us perfect them! By filling in a short questionnaire you can enter to win a Rocked Up necklace worth £79! 

HOW TO ENTER

Click here to take the survey and enter the competition.
One entry per person. Winner will be selected Saturday 20th January 2018.

shh by sadie statement necklace competition

Full terms and conditions

  1. The competition is open worldwide.
  2. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  3. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  4. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via Shhbysadie.com.
  5. Multiple entries will be accepted per person.
  6. Closing date for entry will be 20/01/18. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  7. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  8. The rules of the competition and how to enter are as above.
  9. Shh by Sadie reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of Shh by Sadie’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by Shh by Sadie.
  10. The prize is as follows: a purple Rocked Up necklace. The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prize is not transferable.
  11. Shh by Sadie will select and notify the winner within 7 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
  12. Shh by Sadie’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  13. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
Posted on January 12, 2018 .

Things to do in Plymouth - DIY up cycled jewellery workshop at Make @ 140 Vauxhall!

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I'm running another upcycled jewellery workshop at Make @ 140 Vauxhall near the Barbican, in Plymouth, Devon! So if you're looking for a new hobby, or to try something different  - this might be for you!

Bring old, broken, unused or unloved beads and I'll show you how to make them into a long beaded necklace! There will be free basic extra beads available at the class, as well as fancy 'extras' you can buy and add to your own.

Last time each lady made two necklaces, with one super speedy lady making two, plus a bracelet!

Deets:
Thursday 18th January
7-9pm
£25
Book here.

Posted on January 11, 2018 .

New! Shh by Sadie Tribe Leather Fringe Bags

Make way for our colourful leather fringe bags! Now you can make a statement with your bag as well as your jewellery!

Bright, beautiful embroidered bags with genuine leather fringe detail. The bags have a detachable, adjustable length strap so that they can be worn as a cross body or shoulder bag, and also as a clutch!

We have worked with fair trade artisans in Thailand to bring you these ethically made, perfectly hand-crafted bags.

Check them out below - which is your favourite colour?

SbS x

Shh by sadie tribal print leather fringe embroidered bags
Posted on January 10, 2018 .

Perfume review - Tom Ford's Private Blend

If you've read my previous blog post about my tropical perfume favourites, you know that
a) I'm very fussy about perfumes
b) I like coconut scents
c) I'm not very adventurous with perfume!

Well for the last few months I've been sniff-testing Tom Ford's Private Blends and I can officially say, I'm in LOVE!

There are two that my my nose is particularly taken with - Soleil Blanc (which is right up my coconut loving, tropical perfume wearing, street). And then I have also found myself strongly attracted to its musky, exotic sister, Santal Blush.

As mentioned previously, I encourage you to spray sparingly when testing a new scent, and then see how it blends with your skin. I've done this several times, and both scents are delicious. If they weren't £158 each, I'd buy both!

In the meantime, I'm narrowing down my favourite for my Christmas wish list!

Sadie x

Posted on December 13, 2017 .

Getting festive at Exeter Christmas Fair, Westpoint

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We recently spent two very festive days at the huge Christmas Fayre at Westpoint Arena in Exeter, Devon. There were Christmas songs. Mulled wine. Christmas jumpers. And a huge variety of stalls!

Sadie's parents also popped down from Wales - this is the first time they've seen her at a show, as she'd always lived in New Zealand! See her mum here! ->>>

We had two fantastic days (albeit, Sadie's feet were very sore afterwards!), and loved meeting both customers and fellow artisans alike.

Merry Christmas!

Posted on December 10, 2017 .

#TBT - chains galore for Shh's Treasure Huntress collection

Channeling edgy winter vibes with a #TBT this week to our Treasure Huntress collection. Sadie layered vintage, salvaged and new chains, charms and trinkets. We stacked 'em high for our edgy shoot with the gorgeous Anneke!

The shoot took place in Wellington, New Zealand. 
Styled by Sopheak Seng.
Photographer Rose Burrowes.
Hair and makeup Kelly Manu.
Model Anneke Hoek.

See more Treasure Huntress photos here.

Posted on November 30, 2017 .

As worn by: Angela Brasington

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Check out Angela Brasington, designer and founder of Anjé clothing, businesswoman and NYC-based influencer rocking our Acapulco necklace...!

She also wears it in her video explaining Anjé's participation in the new virtuous model called The Virtueconomy - see it here.

Follow Angela's Instagram here.
Shop Acapulco here.

Posted on November 22, 2017 .

New necklace - Skinny-licious Miami Nights!

More jewellery maths here (did you see the Acapulco short necklace?)...

This time I combined the styles of Miami Nights and Twilight Long necklaces and made the Miami Nights Skinny!

Both the original necklaces are popular and versatile, and I thought that a skinny version of Miami Nights would be an easy to wear, light and layerable piece, that like all Shh pieces, can transition from day to night.

See the results below! 

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Posted on November 19, 2017 .

Travel diary - take me back to Cascais, Portugal!

With weather getting colder and colder the closer we get to Christmas, I'm fondly reliving the week of gorgeous sunshine I experienced in Cascais!

My sister is a teacher in Portugal and has tried and tested many of the restaurants, cafes, bars and beaches, and so I was in expert hands!

This was my first trip to Portugal and I already can't wait to return. The buildings, the people, the food, the WEATHER - everything was amazing. I can't believe I haven't visited sooner. I'm a longtime vegetarian and Cascais was one of the most veggie friendly places I've visited outside of the UK. Yay!

See a selection of pix from my trip below - and if you have any questions write them in the comments and I'll try to help!

Sadie x

Posted on November 12, 2017 .

Four of the best tropical perfumes

I love holidays (who doesn't!). And I love perfumes that remind me of times spent lounging with a coconut cocktail while I'm sat working at my desk.

I'm always keen to sniff a new scent, but it is rare that I buy one. I love subtle scents - I have a strong sense of smell and so find heavy perfumes nauseating. Who else has had the annoyance of squirting perfume all over themselves after an initial quick sniff, only for it to quickly become overbearing, and you spend the rest of the day feeling sick from it?! Well I have done this MORE THAN once at duty free before a long-haul flight. Learn from my lesson, my friends! Spray cautiously! ;-)

So after several years of sniffing, resisting the temptation to spray, and then re-sniffing, here are my top recommendations for a coconut / vanilla / tropical scented perfume...

Enjoy!
Love, Sadie x


1. Lavanila Vanilla Coconut

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Hands down THE best smelling perfume I've ever worn. I've worn it almost every day for three years and am still in love with it. I get so many remarks of "you smell nice", even when it's not been freshly sprayed! I first bought it in Sephora Times Square at 1am. A sales assistant asked if he could help, and to my delight he found me my perfect perfume. I also tried the Lavanila Vanilla Summer fragrance which did the whole-i-feel-sick thing to me, after I'd purchased it of course.

It's a subtle scent of vanilla and coconut. It smells great sprayed on your hair! The bonus is that it is also a 'healthy fragrance' which has no chemicals.

Shop Lavanila here.  


Lush Vanillary

2. Lush Vanillary

See the trend here? Vanilla smells? Well there'll be more coconut smells too, as these are my scent-vibes! ;-p

Lush Vanillary is a STRONG scent! If you have a sensitive nose, spray sparingly. One or two squirts is plenty! It's a perfume that lingers, too. Unlike Lavanila, it's quite easy to find Lush products in the UK, and so I recommend having a sniff next time you see a Lush store.

Shop Vanillary here.


3. The Body Shop Coconut Eau de Toilette

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Cheap and cheerful, a simple coconut perfume that's good for every day wear. It's a nice, summer scent, and a good back up tropical perfume. And it's even easier to sniff in store than Lush!

Shop Coconut Eau de Toilette here.

 


4. Pure Fiji Starfruit Coconut Oil Rollerball

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I was lucky enough to holiday in the South Pacific seven times while I lived in New Zealand. During our holidays at Musket Cove, Malolo Lailai, in Fiji, we were given Pure Fiji toiletries in our bathrooms. They. Smell. Divine. I've since bought several of their heavenly scented products and whenever I use them they take me back to my holidays in Fiji.

One of my favourites is the Starfruit Coconut Oil Rollerball - it's a handy size to keep in my handbag and it smells amazing. I do find that the scent needs to be reapplied regularly, though.

Shop Pure Fiji here.
See my Fiji travel diary here.


Posted on November 8, 2017 .

XO Acapulco - how the newest Shh cuff is made!

Hey guys and gals, it's Sadie!

I've been working on a new bracelet, XO Acapulco. In fact it's THE biggest bracelet I've made to date and is inspired by the popular Acapulco necklace.

I thought I'd share with you a little about the design process!

 - It starts with the inspiration (above) - well that came from my love of colour, print and pattern. I LOVE the Acapulco necklace so much, it's my personal favourite piece. I also enjoy wearing the big, wide Bananas bracelets, and so started thinking about a big cuff bracelet that would coordinate with the Acapulco necklace.

- Then I begin designing the pattern on my laptop. I often share this process on the Shh Instagram stories - so you may have seen this! When I'm happy with the design, I make the prototype.

- For the wide bracelets I have a different bead loom. Even stringing the loom for a piece as large as this takes ages! I have to be careful that the threads don't ping off as then I have to start all over again....argh!

- Then it's a matter of following my design and beading, beading, beading. This bracelet took approx 4-5 hours of beading (with the odd tea break of course!).

- It's then ready to be finished with 24 carat gold plated shiny bits, photographed and listed online!

Hope you enjoyed this little trip behind the scenes! 
Big love,
Sadie xx

Posted on October 26, 2017 .

Colourful flower crown cat embroidery!

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So you all know I love colour, I love pretty things, and I love a bit of tedious needlework! So it was about time that I tried my hand at embroidery.

I bought the Geometric Cat Embroidery Hoop Kit, £8, from Hobbycraft which came with everything I needed for my first embroidery challenge! The had easy-ish to follow instructions (I had to look on YouTube for better instructions on French knots!), and most of all, I love the pretty kitty picture!

I'd definitely recommend this kit for first time embroidery and I'm now on the hunt for my next one! 

Sadie x


Progress photos of little kitty making her appearance!

Posted on October 18, 2017 .

New Charmed Heart designer bag charms online now!

Introducing our new Shh by Sadie charms - cute, colourful and perfect to add even more colour to your day!

Available in gold or silver metal and a variety of colours.

Shop them here!

Designer bag charms by British jewellery designer shh by sadie
Posted on October 6, 2017 .

New limited edition earrings out now!

Say hello to the beautiful new limited edition earrings available now! Bright, bold and beautiful, several styles are one of a kind, made with vintage charms, or are sparkling with Swarovski crystals!

Check out a selection of the statement earrings below, and shop them all here.

SbS x

Posted on September 6, 2017 .