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Customer review - Shh by Sadie Bananas bracelet


Here at Shh we LOOOVE a happy customer!! Big thanks to Clare who recently bought the turquoise Bananas bracelet and sent us this review….

“I was delighted to receive my order from Shh by Sadie; there was literally no mistaking it when it came through my door in BRIGHT PINK foil packaging with cute address label! Some lovely touches inside including a flamingo pouch to store my new bracelet.

I love the colour combo of my new Bananas bracelet and as my husband pointed out - coordinates perfectly with our lounge colour scheme  

Such beautiful hand made jewellery, I shall definitely be ordering more in the future. Thank you x”


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Posted on November 7, 2018 and filed under collections, as worn by.

The beginnings of a small jewellery business part one... kitchen tables and Mighty Mighty Markets

 Here I am at my very first market at Mighty Mighty Markets on Cuba Street, Wellington in 2011

Here I am at my very first market at Mighty Mighty Markets on Cuba Street, Wellington in 2011

Hi everyone!

This week has been a time of reflection for me. Today marks six years to the date that I released my first ever ‘official’ collection, Sueños del Sol. And on Friday I had the pleasure of talking to a whole lecture theatre (eek!) of final year marketing students at Plymouth University about Shh by Sadie and the journey that has brought me and my million beads to where it stands today.

In preparation for my talk I sat down and spent an afternoon trawling through my old Shh photo archives and, oh my goodness, it was amazing remembering some of the jewels I’ve made, markets I’ve attended, people I’ve worked with and all of the ups and downs along the way.

When I began teaching myself to make jewellery in 2011 I never dreamed that anything would come of it, let alone that anyone would buy it - it was simply a new exploration, a new hobby, and I enjoyed wearing the earrings and bracelets I’d made for myself.

Shh by Sadie handmade statement jewellery

Working full time in my ‘day job’, I soon started attending markets on Saturdays with my borrowed table cloth and vintage teacups and saucers to display my jewels on (the teacups often had more interest than the jewellery!). I just wanted to sell jewellery so that I could go home and make more. (Well, that hasn’t changed!)

I was also selling online via Etsy, and I still don’t know how I managed to actually sell anything with the terrible photos I took! I remember taking my first product shots late one Saturday night, on a badly lit kitchen table, balanced on teapots and teacups (the jewellery, not me), because I was so eager to get my Shh by Sadie Etsy shop up and open. Yet people did buy the jewellery (which was at that time mostly brooches made of felt and fabric, button and flower earrings, and simple bead earrings and necklaces), and often came back for more!

 I ALWAYS appreciated it when my lovely friends visited me at markets and came and had a giggle with me :-)

I ALWAYS appreciated it when my lovely friends visited me at markets and came and had a giggle with me :-)

Shh by Sadie at Matchbox Studios, Wellington

From there I went on to be stocked in my first few real shops - Rex Royale and Emma on Cuba Street, along with The White Room Gallery in Island Bay. Markets continued, stockists grew, and I was even featured in a few blogs, publications and the Mighty Mighty Market poster plastered across Wellington that I had to close my eyes every time I walked past because it was so hideous… :D

I’ve posted some photos of the early Shh days here - hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I did. You’ll see that there was always a love of pink! And a lot of skulls back then too!

If you remember any of these Shh jewels or markets, I’d love to hear from you or see your photos.

I’ll post the next phase of the Shh journey next week.

Sadie x

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And if you made it this far - here’s that Mighty Mighty Market poster!!


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Posted on October 9, 2018 and filed under behind the scenes, collections, events.

Brighton Pier photoshoot collab with Colourbloc Photography

Shh by sadie Brighton pier funfair colourbloc photography

On my recent trip to Brighton I was thrilled to meet with Clare from Colourbloc Photography for a little impromptu photoshoot on Brighton Pier.

Clare is a talented commercial photographer who loves bright colour as much as I do, and so we had a lot of fun dashing around the funfair looking for inspiration!

My favourite ride was the carousel, and I did get a couple of odd glances whilst clambering up onto the ponies, bracelets raised high (all in the name of photography!).

Clare was so friendly we spent as much time chatting as we did frolicking around fairground rides. She's an experienced photographer who has an eye for colour, composition and carousel pony shots ;-)

You can check out our photos below, and see more of Clare's photography on her Colourbloc website and Instagram.

I enjoyed it so much that I want to do it all again!

Sadie xx


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Posted on September 3, 2018 and filed under behind the scenes, style, travel, collections.

Fashion editorial RIPPLE in beauNU magazine, June 2018

You may remember my post about the fashion editorial shoot I'd been involved with back in April - well now I can share with you the published photographs!

The shoot was a delightfully colourful resort theme, at the gorgeous Grand Hotel in Torquay. Photographer Emma Barrow directed the shoot, and we collaborated with hair, makeup and jewels to complement her vision.

We used a combination of new and best selling Shh jewels, and my favourite shot is the yellow swimsuit with blue fluffy jacket and layers of necklaces - if you can think of an occasion when it would be suitable for me to wear this please let me know ASAP ;-)

Below are the published images from beauNU magazine - I'll be sharing more images and BTS pix taken by Doble Photography soon!

Sadie x

MEET THE TEAM:

Photography: Emma Barrow
Hair: Brigitte Fisher
Make up: Emma Roberts using MAC
Model: Alice Randle from Mosaic Models
Photography Assistant: Jenny at Doble Photography

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Posted on June 1, 2018 and filed under collections, style, press.

4 of the best statement earrings

We like nothing more than a statement accessory and so here's our round up of statement earrings.

From an edgy arrow, to a bold butterfly, we're also not afraid of rocking a Swarovski fish on our ears!

Which is your favourite?

SbS x

PS Stunning hair braids by Devon-based stylist Brigitte Fisher.

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Posted on April 28, 2018 and filed under collections, style.

YOKE at Royal William Yard, Plymouth - hello new Shh stockist!

We're proud to be freshly stocked at the newest salon in Plymouth @yokethesalon
YOKE is a sustainable, ethically focused hair salon based in the stunning Royal William Yard in Plymouth, Devon. 

Visit the salon for a selection of bright Shh jewels, hot haircuts and cute-as doggies!

Visit YOKE's website here.

SbS x

 

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Posted on April 22, 2018 and filed under collections, stockists.

Resort style fashion editorial photoshoot number two - behind the scenes!

the grand hotel torquay Devon photoshoot location

After another very early morning, I was also recently involved in a shoot with an absolute dream team at The Grand Hotel in Torquay. The images are also under wraps for the time being, but you can get a behind the scenes peek below.

The Grand Hotel was stunning - the view from the pool area felt like you could have been in LA - with a slighter colder climate of course! A beautiful large Victorian hotel, it's located right on the seafront. The staff couldn't have been more hospitable - and even fed us lunch while we were working! I'm definitely returning to try their al fresco summer dining by the poolside.

Photography: Emma Barrow
Hair: Brigitte Fisher
Make up: Emma Roberts using MAC
Model: Alice Randle from Mosaic Models
Photography Assistant: Jenny at Doble Photography

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Posted on April 18, 2018 and filed under behind the scenes, style, collections.

Fashion editorial photoshoot number one - behind the scenes!

fashion editorial photoshoot Sarah Brittain Edwards Plymouth

I recently had the pleasure of working with a fantastic team in Plymouth. I also styled the shoot, and you'll see a peek of upcoming Shh pieces in the photographs!

Photography : Sarah Brittain Edwards
Hair: Jo at YOKE
Make up: Rebecca Searle using Delliah
Models: Lucy & Sophie

Photographer Sarah Brittain Edwards braved the Plymouth wind and took some stunning photos - I'll be sharing them with you as soon as they're released. I also took some studio shots with Lucy and Sophie.

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Posted on April 13, 2018 and filed under behind the scenes, collections, style.

10 of the best festival layering necklaces

Its officially spring (though it may not feel it!) and we are definitely ready for some warmer weather. Hurry up, sunshine!

Festival season is approaching, and with Coachella 2018 around the corner, here's our pick of the best layering necklaces for a relaxed, colourfully cool style. We love layering crystals and chains with woven pieces to create an eye catching, versatile look. More is more!

Check out our picks below.

SbS x

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Posted on March 29, 2018 and filed under collections, style.

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

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Posted on January 10, 2018 and filed under style, behind the scenes, collections, bags.

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 and filed under style, collections, behind the scenes.

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


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Posted on October 26, 2017 and filed under collections, style, custom orders, behind the scenes.

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

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Posted on October 6, 2017 and filed under style, collections, bags.

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


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Posted on September 6, 2017 and filed under collections, style.

Current trend - statement earrings

We're all about a statement jewel here at SbS and so we're loving these gorgeous statement earrings! We love to team them with anything from an elegant dress, to a patterned kaftan, or a simple tee.

Check out our Shh statement earrings below, along with gorgeous statement earrings as worn by beauties fashion blogger and writer Frassy, Khloe K, and blogger Özlem.

Do you wear statement earrings?

SbS xx


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Posted on July 20, 2017 and filed under collections, style.

New Tropic Exotic collection out now!

Get tropical this summer with the latest Shh by Sadie jewellery collection!

Take yourself to the tropics with our brand new collection!
Inspired by hot, tropical locations, Tropic Exotic is bold bright and beautiful.  

Check out a selection of pieces below!


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Posted on July 11, 2017 and filed under collections, style.

Bananas for bananas this year!

We're bananas for bananas this year! We've already blogged about these gorge banana bags (and Sadie had to buy the Kate Spade bucket bag below!)...and here's the Shh by Sadie contribution to this fruity obsession!

Do you love this year's banana-craze?

SbS x


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Posted on June 28, 2017 and filed under collections, style, bags.

New arm candy - Rio and Ibiza beaded bracelets

Introducing the new RIO and IBIZA bracelets! Bright, beautiful, luxe bracelets to add a touch of glamour to almost any outfit! Hand beaded using a traditional bead loom technique, and finished with 24ct gold plated findings.

I originally made them for myself and have been wearing mine non-stop for months (you can see below!). I loved them so much I added them to my line - you can check them out here. They layer together perfectly, or also look great with a Sign II bracelet.

Sadie x


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Posted on June 13, 2017 and filed under collections, style.

Custom order: evil eye bracelet

Here's a peek at another recent custom order I made - an evil eye symbol Sign II bracelet with shimmering pink beaded background. I love it!

If you have a piece of jewellery that you'd like to design, redesign, or fix, you can get in touch here.

Sadie x


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Posted on May 4, 2017 and filed under custom orders, collections.

How to wear: Rocked Up crystal statement necklace

Here's BEAUTIFULLY chic style inspo from the elegant @picturesofpretty! She's wearing her Rocked Up necklace with simple sweaters and it looks SO effortlessly glam 😍💙

How do you wear your statement necklaces?

Keep sharing your wearing! #shhbysadie 

SbS xx


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Posted on March 30, 2017 and filed under as worn by, style, collections.