I’m liking the work of Merle O’Grady at the moment. I think I am the last person to hear of her. Her work has been featured in In Style, Grazia, The Telegraph, Vogue and Elle among others this year.
Her necklaces are Statement with a capital S. Usually bib like, eye catching and very beautiful.
I especially like this Cosmos Bib necklace (£380). It is glamorous and elegant yet there is something distinctly tribal and summery about it. The rock beads seem to give it some edge.
I also like this small pendant which at £80.50 is slightly closer -but not close enough:(- to my price range.
Hmm and if I got them, I would be in very good company because allegedly Beyonce has purchased a pair of earrings designed by O’Grady. Apparently they are big and Beyonce was impressed by how lightweight they were.
Meanwhile Cheryl Cole has this bracelet which I love, the Bombshell bracelet (£215).
There is a great interview with Merle in the August Issue of Make Jewellery and you can see or purchase (lucky you if you do!) her current pieces here http://www.merleogrady.com/ .
Feed my new jewellery addiction, what other pieces should I be swooning over? Is there one particular brand or designer that I should know about? What do you think of Cheryl’s bracelet, would you wear it?
All images from the Merle O’Grady website except the Cheryl Cole one which came from InStyle online.