The beauty of jewellery is it can be so individual and personal, it can say so much and have a different meaning for everyone. It can also be beautiful, pretty, awesome and unique. The only problem is, finding those special pieces, well I'm here to help. This Material Culture are a handmade jewellery company based in Liverpool they're just starting out but they've got some amazing pieces.
With the ambition to change the way the jewellery industry works, their aim is to produce beautiful bespoke pieces at affordable prices. This means being able to get the perfect item of jewellery you've always imagined but without the ridiculous price tag that normally goes along with that, and while knowing you're helping out a small UK business. For the price of a bottle of wine you can find a necklace that is exactly what you've been looking for. As This Material Culture say, 'jewellery can have value without being stuffed with diamonds, it's about thought, concept and individuality'
Their mission is to allow everybody to own a unique piece of handmade jewellery that reflects their personality, and even though they're still growing they've managed to create pieces that will appeal to so many people, whether you're a princess at heart, a potterhead or you dream of living in Paris, there will be something for you, and if there isn't get in touch. This Material Culture will do their best to create you the perfect piece.
This gorgeous Songbirds Necklace* (£7) immediately jumped out at me. I've never been much of a bracelet girl and my ears have closed up after years of getting irritated by cheap earnings, so I knew a necklace would be for me, and as soon as I saw this one I was sold. Firstly it's so adorable and I love the style, it's nothing like I already own, as I normally go for long necklaces and this is a shorter style, however it's so dainty and pretty I just had to have it. I can see myself wearing this all the time, with simple outfits just to add a bit of fun, or as a delicate piece.
At only £7 I think this is such a bargain, as are all of the items available on This Material Culture most being between £5 and £10. I'll definitely be looking for presents for friends from them and maybe some more things for myself! At such great prices you don't even need to feel guilty and it feels so great to help out a small business that's just getting started.
I've loved working with This Material Culture, they're a really great brand run by some lovely people, you can tell the love and handwork that has gone in to the business and their desire to really create amazing unique pieces that people will really love.
What do you think about helping small businesses grow? Let me know your favourite small business in the comments, and make sure to head over to This Material Culture and see if you can find something you'd love. Also check them out on twitter and instagram and send them some love.
*I was sent the Songbirds Necklace by This Material Culture to review on my blog, however all thoughts and opinions are my own and I really do think they are a great company.