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Monday, 9 August 2010

Cyber Candy: Lindsay McDowall Jewellery online

Last month I blogged about Jodie's Jewellery Boutique, and being the accessory-loving magpie that I am, I recently came across Glasgow-based jewellery designer Lindsay McDowall, who's eye-catching pieces had me interested from the get go.

Lindsay is inspired by vintage brooches, uncovering them like hidden treasure before giving them a unique twist and lovingly turning them into something new and unique. Designs include nautical-influenced anchors and boats (still on-trend this summer):

...and the aptly-named totally OTT (in a good way) Bollywood Bling earrings:

Jewellery by Lindsay McDowall is available in her new online store, which has been up and running since May. Off-line, it is exclusively available in Nancy Smilie stores in the West End. Lindsay has taken her passion for jewellery as a hobby and transformed it into a business, sourcing her materials from vintage stores, charity shops and eBay. Some of the styles in the collection are quirky & current, others retro fabulous (hello, Betty Draper), and some of the designs seem to literally say Hollywood glamour (take for example red-carpet ready The Oscars necklace).

Large pieces of statement jewellery have been on-trend for the last few seasons, and for Autumn/ Winter this year a main theme running throughout is about being yourself and owning your own unique style with confidence. The great thing about Lindsay McDowall's pieces is that as well as ticking the statement jewellery box, the necklaces are mostly one-of a kind and it is unlikely that you will turn up somewhere wearing the same necklace as someone else.

One of my favourites has to be this Scottie dog necklace, too cute for words:

Lindsay McDowall's full collection which includes necklaces, earrings and bracelets can be viewed on her online store, along with news, twitter updates and stockist information. Lindsay assures me that she is already planning her next pieces, having already sourced more vintage brooches, so be sure to check back for the next creations!

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