Sunday, September 9, 2012

Handmade Artisan Jewelry: Cathetel Necklace

For many years, I've been making a conscious effort to cut down on buying costume {or fashion} jewelry from stores like F21, Diva, Accesorize, Top Shop etc. I prefer to invest more in fine jewelry - quality pieces that I can keep and pass on to Lil Pumpkin. Sure, they are more expensive, but at least they are timeless and will never go out of style. My jewelry collection is part of my legacy to her.

The only exception to the no-fashion-jewelry rule is for handmade artisan jewelry where each piece is uniquely handcrafted and lovingly made by the jewelry maker, which makes it just as precious as any fine jewelry piece.

I was introduced to Fleuristes Jewelries last month and I'm very pleased to share more about them.

Fleuristes Jewelries is an online boutique that was started in September 2010 to share the owner & artisan jeweler's love and passion for handcrafted jewelries with everyone. All materials sourced carefully and are mostly imported from US, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and also the local craft shops. Each jewelry piece is conceptualized and entirely handmade with only one piece per design, hence they are very exclusive.

I'm wearing the Cathetel necklace, which is a simple, yet elegant piece. I love the subtle vintage colours and two chains across the neckline. The gold-plated leaf charms and flower beads adds a little alluring nature to the necklace to bring out the meaning of its name, which is "to love and be thankful for nature".

Even the necklace clasp is so sweet with tiny butterfly details :)  Cathetel is perfect for everyday wear, even with just a plain white T-shirt out for a day at the park or chilling at the cafe.

Can't wait to get your hands on a special handcrafted jewelry like this? Fleuristes Jewelries will be having a store at Fashion Feast Week in Downtown East.
Date: 15 - 16 Sep 2012 {Saturday & Sunday}
Time: 10am to 10pm
Venue: The Alley, Level 1 {in front of KFC} Downtown East

There will be a lot of beautiful earrings, necklaces and bracelets with prices starting from S$5. Fleuristes Jewelries even has a very special promotion for my blog readers! Quote "Sakura Haruka" to receive 15% discount off any purchase.

Even if you are not able to go down to the flea market, do check the website & Facebook page for their full collection. Fleuristes Jewelries has many handmade accessories to suit different lifestyles and occasions, and even accepts custom orders.  Take advantage of the 15% off all collections for Sakura Haruka friends & readers when you quote "Sakura Haruka" when ordering online. International delivery available.

* Disclosure: Cathetel Necklace was provided by Fleuristes Jewelries for review. All other accessories belong to me. No monetary compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.



~Summer~ said...

This looks great on you, Ai! I've never bothered much about getting jewellery for myself since Angel came along, now I'm starting to think about it! =) Hope you are having a great time in Macau!


Ai Sakura said...

Summer: I always think about what I'm going to give her on her wedding day haha. It was a great trip! :)