Rose & Gold Leaf Pendant c/o Delicate and Dainty
For me, handmade jewellery always has a special feel to it. It's nice to own a piece of jewellery that a "real person" has poured their heart and soul into and crafted with their own hands. This kind of jewellery is made with love in small batches with no mass production, the pieces are almost always limited edition and sometimes even one-of-a-kind unique items.
This pendant is made with fine resin, and filled with little flecks of gold leaf along with maroon coloured rose petals. Becky, the owner of Delicate and Dainty works on commission and can make jewellery to order, so she even asked if I'd like to choose the colours of the flowers to go in my piece. I love this colour, and gold leaf is just one of the prettiest materials.
The packaging was adorable, filled with blue shredded tissue paper and stamped with Delicate and Dainty's logo.
This necklace is gold plated, but sterling silver is also available. I do love gold, but I think the only downside to this piece really is that the bail (the bit of metal that connects the pendant to the chain) is a slightly different shade of gold to the ball chain. It's only a small detail, but because of this I would probably choose a sterling silver piece next time. And I have my eye on a few! For me, I'd also prefer this kind of pendant on a long necklace as I think a stand-out piece like this is suited to be more of a "statement" piece of jewellery.
But overall I am impressed with this store and Becky, who was very friendly indeed :-) Delicate and Dainty has lovely ideas of casting various materials in resin and there are endless possibilities. Do you like the idea of real flowers and petals being preserved in resin like this? Another of my FAVOURITES is this necklace, Frosted White Seaglass pendant... perfect for those people whose heart and soul belongs by the sea!
You can like Becky's jewellery on Facebook or make an order here, follow her on Instagram or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask about a commission!