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The rise of the Mum necklace and our top personalised necklace picks for Mums !

The rise of the Mum necklace and our top personalised necklace picks for Mums !

August 13, 2019

The Mum necklace has been steadily on the rise with mums from royalty to red carpet stars wearing a necklace with their childrens' names or their children's initial. Meghan Markle's recent appearance at Wimbledon wearing a tiny gold necklace with the initial A, was a touching tribute to new baby Archie.  Her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge has been seen wearing an engraved disc necklace with her children's names and....

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Win a personalised double disc and birthstone necklace

Win a personalised double disc and birthstone necklace

July 25, 2019

It's competition time and we are delighted to give away one of our brand new personalised double disc and birthstone necklaces to one lucky winner. This lovely  necklace is a perfect Mum necklace, personalised with the names of her children or their initials and her own birthstone.  Or make this an anniversary keepsake necklace or wedding day gift with a couple's initials and their wedding date. 

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A Wire-Wrapped Jewellery Making Masterclass

A Wire-Wrapped Jewellery Making Masterclass

July 18, 2019

This month I took a lovely full day of indulgent, creativity to take part in a wire-wrapping jewellery masterclass.  I have a long obsession with wrapping pieces of wire around other pieces of wire !  I've taken that love of wire-wrapping into the jewellery making classes and workshops that we teach in our North Dublin studio, teaching beginners wire-wrapping techniques for making earrings, necklaces and bracelets. 

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What is my birthstone ? Our guide to the birthstones by month !

What is my birthstone ? Our guide to the birthstones by month !

July 12, 2019

Jewellery worn with birthstones is a super popular trend and we are regularly asked by email, phone or by our visitors to the studio 'What is my Birthstone', so we've put together this handy guide to the most popular birthstones, their colour and properties.  Wearing your birthstone is a way of connecting to your birth month and was traditionally believed to bring you power and prosperity when worn in the month of your birth. 

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Six Months in the Lulu + Belle Studio

Six Months in the Lulu + Belle Studio

July 04, 2019

So this week marks 6 months since we opened the Lulu + Belle jewellery studio and we are thinking back over the last half year and the changes in the way we work. 
We had been looking for a studio space for over a year and had visited a whole range of commercial buildings from offices, to shops to light-industrial type units.  A jewellery making workshop has a few distinct needs - in our case one of the main ones was that we needed to be able to make noise as our process was pretty noisy but we didn't want to feel isolated in a business park somewhere !!!  We also hoped to stay close to the beach (wish-list more than strict need) and wanted to be 'in the middle of things'. 

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What is hand-stamping and how do we personalise your jewellery ?

What is hand-stamping and how do we personalise your jewellery ?

May 30, 2019

There are lots of ways to personalise jewellery from methods that are controlled by machines and technology to processes that are done entirely by hand and eye.  Here's a little guide to how we personalise your jewellery and why we choose the hand-stamped method to create our initial jewellery and personalised necklaces and bracelets. 

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Personalised Jewellery + the power of meaningful gifting

Personalised Jewellery + the power of meaningful gifting

May 02, 2019

We know that a lot of thought and intention goes into picking the perfect gift for someone special.  Whether it's a milestone birthday, a new mother gift or a special keepsake gift for a bride on the morning of her wedding, giving a piece of jewellery personalised just for them.....can be full of emotion!  We know that coming up with a personalised piece might be a bit daunting so we've gathered some of our favourite ideas from some of our personalised jewellery collection. 

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Our top bridesmaids gifts they will love

Our top bridesmaids gifts they will love

June 18, 2018

Some are the oldest of friends, the ones that have been by your side since the first day at primary school.  Others are friends you've spent your college days with, went travelling with or are the ones that you share office lunch-breaks with. You couldn't wait to tell them your big news and you know that they are going to be there for you each step of the way as you plan your big day. 

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What is rolled gold and how to care for it ?

What is rolled gold and how to care for it ?

April 16, 2018

At Lulu + Belle we love using 14 kt rolled gold in our pieces as it is a high quality and durable product that is second only to solid gold. We know that there can be some confusion over what rolled gold is and how to care for it, so here's a little guide that answers the most common questions we are asked. 

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Down in the woods today !

Down in the woods today !

October 27, 2017

It was a crisp morning with Winter light filling the studio today. There was of course the to do list that comes at this time of the year, as we scramble to get everything in order before the Christmas rush.  But the outdoors were calling and so we left it all for a hour to go foraging in the woods beside our studio to see what we could gather from nature for a little Christmas gift wrap photo-shoot. 

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