WEDDINGS

supplier spotlight: b.inspired by boodi blu {vintage jewellery}

Morning lovelies! It’s Friiiiiday!

I always love sharing things that are a little bit different, creative and exiting, so when Sarah from Boodi Blu got in touch to tell me all about her beautiful handcrafted jewellery I knew this was something I had to share!  Unlike anything I’ve seen before, her jewellery is made from broken china pieces found in the local woods behind her London home in Hackney.

Sarah describes her story with such passion, today I decided to share in her own words ~

Whilst walking my dog in what I like to call ‘The Woods’, I started finding these beautiful pieces of broken china buried in the earth. Collecting them became an addiction during every walk for about a year until I realised suddenly that they would make great jewellery. Boodi Blu was born! Each item is designed individually, inspired by each china piece discovered. Using many pieces of blue and white Victorian china and transforming them into wearable objects, Boodi Blu fuses elements of tradition and modernism. Each china piece has made a unique journey, some from as early as the 1850s, they have been buried in the earth or washed up by rivers finally becoming bespoke, boutique ‘one-off’ pieces. Drawing upon the imagination these artefacts inspire, Boodi Blu jewellery communicates a story and emotion through journey and mystery.

For today’s b.inspired by… I created an Eco Chic inspired theme, including elements of vintage blue china, earthy details and rustic textured to create a relaxed, and homespun feel wedding that totally represents Boodi Blu’s style.

I find beauty and a sense of mystery in discarded objects and materials, and this is where my inspiration for Boodi Blu first started. I was inspired by the thought of wearing something that had been hidden away for many years, that had once been used as an object by someone else many years before that! I love all things shabby chic and the mix of elegant furniture with shabby walls, painted wood, eclectic pottery and so on. More recently, whilst creating the decorative gold pieces I have in my collection, I found inspiration from vintage jewellery, especially from the Victorian and Edwardian era using lots of chains with draping and droplets.  And with the silver range, a tribal ethnic influence, using more triangle and dagger like china shapes with bells and Tibetan style silver. At the moment I am very inspired by elaborate, abstract and asymmetrical designs and I may use this to influence my next collection!

Boodi Blu pieces are perfect for the eco-conscious bride, with a quirky up-cycled story.  They would also make a beautiful and unique ‘something blue’ or a heartfelt gift for your bridesmaids.

You can discover more Boodi Blu treasures on Etsy and www.boodiblu.com

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Image Credits

Blue china necklace Via: Boodi Blu // Milk bottle crate Via: Save on Crafts // Olive Grove Invitation Suite Via: Ruby & Willow // Mason jar flowers & books Photography: Esther Sun Photography Via: Ruffled // Rustic blue boutonniere Via: Cherubino Crafts on Etsy // Blue china place setting Via: Ceci Style // Blue bouquet Photography: Wildflowers Photography Via: Style Me Pretty

Louise

After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

You’ll also find me working as an Editorial Stylist, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as contributing as a founding member of bridal inspiration hub Aisle Society, and running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive from our super pretty base in London. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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