I’m sure you’re all waiting with bated breath to see what the next jewellery brand of the month will be. This time I’ve chosen the British brand
I AM ACRYLIC
I Am Acrylic is the brand of Brendan and Ruth, who have been making jewellery since 2004. They have many gorgeous designs available on their site and Etsy page and they are also open to commissions – I have a couple of ideas myself! From looking at their stuff, they seem to specialise in the cute and quirky, and they’re also great at making abstract designs based on real places.
Last winter, they made some incredible brooches and necklaces inspired by Port Lockroy on Antarctica, the home of Penguin Post. They were never available on the website and I was a bit skint, last winter, to buy one, but it remains my dream piece.
I’m in love with this Yellow Brick Road Necklace, portraying the Road to Oz in inimitable I Am Acrylic style.
The Piggy Bank Brooch is one of their latest releases, and it’s absolutely adorable. You can actually put money in it! It’s also available as a necklace.
If you want something more subtle, this Hedgehog Necklace is seriously cute.
Not ones to waste anything, Brendan and Ruth have begun making necklaces with the offcuts of their other creations. Layers of coloured acrylic are glued together and cut out with a fretsaw, so that each Little Layered Lump Necklace – as they are known – is unique. Check out their Etsy page for the latest lumps.
Finally, one of London’s best-loved landmarks in brooch form: Battersea Power Station.
Check out I Am Acrylic via the links below. I’d particularly recommend following them on Instagram, as you get to see pictures of their interesting commissions and one-off creations.