IMG_3250P With friends like Kristabel and Lucy, I've always been familiar with the work of Tatty Devine (have you seen their jewellery collections? Be jealous) However it was only up until recently that I learned a little more about their incredibly inspiring story and work- along with their amazing brand ethos; being that every piece is designed, created and made in the UK. I'm a huge fan, and have great respect from completely independent companies- so the lovely people at Tatty Devine tick all of the boxes again and again. From their trademark name necklaces, those completely awesome sunglasses, to their beautifully crafted seasonal collectable pieces- they continue to wow me year in and year out- the imagination that goes in to it is just incredible.
3333 A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to Tatty Devine's gorgeous store located in London's Seven Dials- to have a peek at their new oriental blossom collection, see how their necklaces are made (all by hand, and on the biiig laser cutters) and have a go at creating my own- lucky girl indeed.

After being talked through the process; consisting of selecting fonts, colours and charms- and programming into the clever Tatty PC's- the acrylic was placed into the laser cutter which began crafting the basis for the perfect name necklace. Additionally, with every charm, chain and loop being put together by hand and plyer, it really makes you appreciate the work and thought that goes into these pieces; truly making them one of a kind and worth every single penny. 2222 IMG_3194P IMG_3192P IMG_3196P Blurring the lines between 'fashion, art and culture' since 1999, Tatty Devine was founded by the uber talented Harriet Vine and Rosie Wolfenden- and is to this day still originally designed and produced in the big smoke (and Kent). Plus- if that isn't cool enough the ladies were also awarded MBEs this year for their services to the fashion industry- which to call impressive would probably be an understatement. I was lucky enough to catch up briefly with the founders and creative minds behind the brand, to find out a little more about their inspiration, what's next for the brand and which albums kick start their inspiration...

Where do you ladies get inspiration from for each collection? Which artists and creatives inspire your pieces?
Each collection starts as a series of conversations. In the lead up to this we both keep sketch books, diaries, notes, cuttings from newspapers, programmes from music gigs, theatre, art galleries and just a general feel for what is new and interesting. We bring all these things together into the caldron of our imagination and go from there. Harriet makes lots of drawings to illustrate our thoughts and ideas and then the sampling process begins. Quite often the jewellery is informed by the new materials we have found, and other times we have to source specific materials to be able to make our designs. Over the last 12 years we have created a language, which is helpful when designing as it gives us parameters and guidelines.
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(I even had a go at making my own Speech Bubble necklace- all the ink is applied by hand!)

So, what would you get on a speech bubble necklace?
We just got 'No more Page Three. . .' in support of the campaign. We see the speech bubble as a great piece of jewellery for women who have something to say.

Which has been the biggest Tatty Devine highlight for you both so far?
Rosie- The biggest highlight is just about to happen, when Harriet and I get awarded MBE's in a few weeks.

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If you could only have one album playing in the studio whilst working what would it be?
That is tricky as it depends what we are working on! I never get bored of Mars Audiac Quintet by Stereolab or The Powerout by Electrelane.

Finally, what's next for Tatty Devine- what can we expect for AW?
AW13 is influenced by bursts of shape and colour in psychedelic music and art. We want to keep growing, keep making jewellery fresh and work with exciting people.

Thanks Tatty Devine for a wonderful morning! To check out their gorgeous pieces head to here!

x
IMG_3250P With friends like Kristabel and Lucy, I've always been familiar with the work of Tatty Devine (have you seen their jewellery collections? Be jealous) However it was only up until recently that I learned a little more about their incredibly inspiring story and work- along with their amazing brand ethos; being that every piece is designed, created and made in the UK. I'm a huge fan, and have great respect from completely independent companies- so the lovely people at Tatty Devine tick all of the boxes again and again. From their trademark name necklaces, those completely awesome sunglasses, to their beautifully crafted seasonal collectable pieces- they continue to wow me year in and year out- the imagination that goes in to it is just incredible.
3333 A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to Tatty Devine's gorgeous store located in London's Seven Dials- to have a peek at their new oriental blossom collection, see how their necklaces are made (all by hand, and on the biiig laser cutters) and have a go at creating my own- lucky girl indeed.

After being talked through the process; consisting of selecting fonts, colours and charms- and programming into the clever Tatty PC's- the acrylic was placed into the laser cutter which began crafting the basis for the perfect name necklace. Additionally, with every charm, chain and loop being put together by hand and plyer, it really makes you appreciate the work and thought that goes into these pieces; truly making them one of a kind and worth every single penny. 2222 IMG_3194P IMG_3192P IMG_3196P Blurring the lines between 'fashion, art and culture' since 1999, Tatty Devine was founded by the uber talented Harriet Vine and Rosie Wolfenden- and is to this day still originally designed and produced in the big smoke (and Kent). Plus- if that isn't cool enough the ladies were also awarded MBEs this year for their services to the fashion industry- which to call impressive would probably be an understatement. I was lucky enough to catch up briefly with the founders and creative minds behind the brand, to find out a little more about their inspiration, what's next for the brand and which albums kick start their inspiration...

Where do you ladies get inspiration from for each collection? Which artists and creatives inspire your pieces?
Each collection starts as a series of conversations. In the lead up to this we both keep sketch books, diaries, notes, cuttings from newspapers, programmes from music gigs, theatre, art galleries and just a general feel for what is new and interesting. We bring all these things together into the caldron of our imagination and go from there. Harriet makes lots of drawings to illustrate our thoughts and ideas and then the sampling process begins. Quite often the jewellery is informed by the new materials we have found, and other times we have to source specific materials to be able to make our designs. Over the last 12 years we have created a language, which is helpful when designing as it gives us parameters and guidelines.
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(I even had a go at making my own Speech Bubble necklace- all the ink is applied by hand!)

So, what would you get on a speech bubble necklace?
We just got 'No more Page Three. . .' in support of the campaign. We see the speech bubble as a great piece of jewellery for women who have something to say.

Which has been the biggest Tatty Devine highlight for you both so far?
Rosie- The biggest highlight is just about to happen, when Harriet and I get awarded MBE's in a few weeks.

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If you could only have one album playing in the studio whilst working what would it be?
That is tricky as it depends what we are working on! I never get bored of Mars Audiac Quintet by Stereolab or The Powerout by Electrelane.

Finally, what's next for Tatty Devine- what can we expect for AW?
AW13 is influenced by bursts of shape and colour in psychedelic music and art. We want to keep growing, keep making jewellery fresh and work with exciting people.

Thanks Tatty Devine for a wonderful morning! To check out their gorgeous pieces head to here!

x

45 comments:

  1. LOVE their jewelery as a statement piece xx

    LongHairDontCare

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  2. I love Tatty Devine - and your personalised pieces are awesome. Fab interview and loving their music of choice, Stereolab...I haven't listened to them in so so long!

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  3. These are all so cute! I love the floral necklaces at the bottom. And I love the one with your name on it and the umbrella <3

    xo Azu

    www.raven-locks.blogspot.com

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  4. Oh, these necklaces are too cute! I especially love those detailed floral ones towards the end, they're gorgeous.

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  5. Wow these are really neat! xx

    http://thecelution.blogspot.ca/

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  6. Completely in love with Tatty Devine!

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  7. Love love love Tatty Devine! So jealous you got to visit their place, your pieces look great! Fab interview too xx

    fabheadtotoe.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Their pieces are soo quirky - particularly love the speech bubble necklaces, a perfect accessory to get your message across!

    www.mancunianvintage.com

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  9. I love this post, it would be amazing to do something similar, they sound greatxx

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  10. I adore Tatty Devine :) your necklaces are wonderful! xx

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  11. Awesome stuff! I love the speech bubble necklace :)

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  12. Love your necklace with the little umbrella hanging off it, so cute!

    Lottie x

    http://lottiekerr.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Wow this company seems amazing, I really love the necklace you made, I think I'll try to have a look next time I'm in London!

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  14. wonderful pictures



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    Coline ♡

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  15. Love the speech bubble necklace, how cute would it look with a matching Sophia Webster speech bubble clutch?! x

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  16. Love this post - lovely to see how much hard work and love goes into making their pieces! Really love the necklace you made too! :) xo

    iamlaurenpotts.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. Wow, these photographs are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing this with your readers. The jewellery is beautiful and it is so special to have a glimpse into the process that they go through to create each piece!

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  18. amazing interview olivia. love seeing behind the scenes :) x

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  19. I love those big flower and ladybird pieces!! great interview hun :) xx

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  20. Just so lovely!! Always nice to see how much work goes into little details =)

    Teffy || Teffys Perks Blog

    Xx

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  21. Love this! Its so interesting to see "behind the scenes" work in places! The necklace is gorgeous! xxx

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  22. i love Tatty Devine stuff. I really want a name necklace, love yours with the little umbrella
    Lauren
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  23. love this! I really like their jewellery! I like the ones you made and also the foresty looking one with the bugs on, that is so cute :D xx

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  24. Such amazing pieces!
    Love your speech bubble.

    DarlingSophie

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  25. The blossom necklaces are absolutely gorgeous! Perfect for summer!

    Gem. x
    www.slightgem.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. This is the best jewerly shop EVER <3
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  27. Omg, these are such adorable necklaces! And personalized too - which makes it even better!

    The Craziest Paradigm - a 'lil bit of rust & stardust

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  28. I love their jewellery, so unique and different! x
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  29. What a lovely blog! Thanks for coming to visit us, Olivia - we hope you love your new necklaces! x

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  30. The 'Olivia' necklace is very sweet. I'd love to have something like that! Very lucky.

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  31. Thats a-ma-zing! Looks great! Just discovered your blog and I love it! xx

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  32. Love Love these necklaces! they're so cute :')

    Love
    Grace X

    http://blondiesstylefix.blogspot.co.uk/

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  33. Only just came across this blog; it's great! Brill interview too!

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  34. That looks like tons of fun!! Love your necklace, I know tons of girls would want one! Great post!

    -The Fashionista Tourist

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  35. oooh you are ever so lucky! tatty devine do some really wonderful things!
    love your personalised necklace xo
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  36. I am a huge fan of Tatty Devine and their jewellery! I was lucky enough to receive one of their bird & anchor necklaces for Christmas and it is one of my favourites. I can definitely see myself purchasing a name necklace in the near future! xo

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  37. Great feature Olivia, I love Tatty Devine, such fabulous jewellery!

    Elizabeth x

    Candyfloss Curls, Cupcakes & Couture

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  38. Oh my goodness, this is so lovely!

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  39. wow those jewellery pieces are beautiful!!

    -sarah xo
    timetoseethestars.blogspot.co.uk

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  40. LOVE this lady! I've just posted about my speech bubble necklace too - and I mentioned your interview on there ;) http://www.bit.ly/1aPKcp1

    Now I just need a name necklace and I am SORTED!
    xxx

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