Black Tied : Bracelets

I'm so excited to be talking to you about these beautiful pieces of hand crafted jewellery from Black Tied!

"Black Tied is an independent jewellery store based in Ireland. Our goal is to create handmade pieces that feature genuine gemstones, crystals and metals that appeal to those who are looking for fashion forward and affordable jewels with a unique and edgy style that's hard to find elsewhere."

Gorgeous packaging! There's nothing better than jewellery in the post! <3

I am absolutely head over heels in love with these bracelets! It took so much restraint to just buy two. The range, and quality, is outstanding. My impression of BlackTied is that they have had a really good look at the 'costume jewellery' that you can pick up in New Look, Topshop, Miss Selfridge and so on, taken that inspiration and created real jewellery with love and such incredible attention to detail.

If you're looking for unique jewellery then BlackTied is where you need to be. 

If you've been reading for a while, you know that I cannot resist anything multi-coloured! I also love the story behind jewellery, which can sometimes go back thousands of years, and the Hamsa is one of those pieces. Without launching into mythology and symbolism, the basic principle behind the Hamsa is to offer protection from evil, death and misfortune. Who remembers that incredibly painful GMTV interview Eamon Holmes had with David Blaine? He was clearly erm, under the influence shall we say, but also showed the Hamsa.

So! This bracelet is 7" long but can be adjusted to 8", so it will fit the vast majority. The five Hamsa charms are enamel and are in keeping with the concept, with five being a significant number to Hamsa mythology and other cultures too! There is no hallmark so the bracelet is silver plated, rather than sterling silver. With this in mind, be careful when using perfume and hair spray. Always put your jewellery on once you are finished with the chemicals! ;)

One thing I do love about the iPhone camera is that I can get some pretty decent resolution! In this picture we can see the individual links of the belcher chain and that they have been secured to the Hamsa charms with a ring. I recall having to repair jewellery such as this with the exact same method - if you don't have steady hands it is the most frustrating job in the world!! We can also see that there is an easy to use clasp.

I will say that I would have liked to have seen a solder to secure these ring links as they do have the potential to unhook themselves. If this has happened to you with your jewellery, all you need to do is grab some rounded pliers and gently manipulate the ring back together. The bracelet feels like a dream on your wrist and I wish I had the photographic ability to show you in an outfit!

If I get a picture worthy of publishing I will absolutely let you know. I tried and tried but it was just no good! Oh, and this beautiful bracelet can be yours for just £10!!!

Here we have another gem! This is a silver plated, curb chain link bracelet with an infinity symbol charm.

The process of creating this bracelet is pretty much identical to the Hamsa bracelet, except I would imagine there were a lot less expletives involved! The charm is linked to the bracelet with the same ring hooks. I could not see any soldering to secure these, but again I must stress that this is a very minor issue and I am only stating this as an observation rather than a criticism!

The infinity symbol has gained popularity over the past couple of years, with a lot of people opting to get this very simple design as a tattoo for whatever reason. Given my contempt for mathematics, I would much rather have a removable and shiny version on my wrist than be stuck with it for the rest of my days.

This bracelet can be adjusted from a teeny 6.5" to 8", so this could even fit a young teen. I don't know many teens now my youngest cousins have left high school - oh god I feel ancient now - but I really think this would make a gorgeous gift! I had pathetic wrists well into my twenties so the issue of it falling off it definitely taken care of here.

Even if you have 'normal' size wrists you can use the adjustments to wear this higher up your wrist if you're wearing a few bracelets at once.

Another attribute I love about this bracelet is the king of durability, the curb chain! It's so strong that it absolutely won't snap without a serious amount of stress. Good news for me, I swear every year older I get, the more accident prone I am!

The infinity charm is raised on one side and flattened on the underside, so it sits really nicely against your wrist.

Super easy clasp to use. I don't know about you but I'm hopeless with my left hand - I'm so right hand dominant - and I can still manipulate this clasp so I can wear the bracelet on my right wrist.

I prefer to wear this bracelet lower down on my wrist, resting just on my hand.

This bracelet can be yours for just £14!!!

 So those are my bracelets from BlackTied!
I also bought two necklaces which I will show you as soon as I have the chance.

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1 comment

  1. I love the hamsa eye bracelets, I may have to get one!
    Tiana x


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