The daisy became one of the symbols that best represented that era of peace, and free love. From Mary Quant's logo, to daisy chains, and Minis bedecked in psychedelic patterns and gaudy daisies, the plain, old daisy, whatever it's guise was here to stay
If you had a little root around my room, in just a couple of glances you'd find daisies on absolutely everything from doodles in my notepad, to wall decorations and cosmetics, to scarves, clothing and jewellery. It's safe to say I'm a little bit addicted, and that's probably the reason why I'm absolutely all over one of the new Spring / Summer 15 collections from handmade jewellery brand Iced Rainbow.
I bought my first piece from Iced Rainbow last autumn (read my post here) and after a thoroughly positive experience I had no hesitation in making another purchase.
All of their jewellery pieces are designed and made in house, and the site contains a variety of quirky and unusual jewellery pieces. As well as some permanent items, and a few sale things the website currently features Iced Rainbows 3 new Spring/ Summer 15 Collections - Rainbow, Eclectic and Flare and Flourish.
All of the collections contains some fab pieces but Flare and Flourish was the one that cried "buy me" "buy me." If you're a daisy fiend like me you'll be in heaven, the collection does contains some floral, geometric and butterfly pieces but it's really all about the daisy for me - the only question was though which piece to buy?
There are some beautiful vibrant, pink, yellow and orange pieces that will be great for spring and summer but after a lot of deliberation I went for one of the op art, style monochrome necklaces.
So, so reminiscent of that Mary Quant style and era, the Monochrome Retro Daisy Charm Necklace features a combination of black and white, perspex rings, and black daisies each with a Swarovski Crystal centre.
The necklace comes on either a sterling silver or a silver plated chain. I went for the silver plated chain which is adjustable and measures between 16 - 18 inch and retails at £20. Each piece also comes with an attached Iced Rainbow logo, and gold tone rings, between each charm to give a nice, versatile multi, metal look.
I absolutely love this necklace and I've already worn it on several occasions including in my recent Home and Stationery Haul video. It's really unusual, and I think that it adds a real retro edge to any plain top.
Along with my purchase the lovely Tom, who not only owns the brand but also designs and makes all of the pieces, kindly sent me a lovely yellow, daisy keyring which I love. The yellow is so vibrant and summery that I can definitely see myself ordering another piece in the yellow but which one?
A hard hard choice, but I'm leaning toward to the yellow and orange version of my necklace, but I also like the singular daisy pendant, oh and I like the macaroon pendant from the Rainbow Collection, and the Meow Cat Charm Necklace eek Have a look at some of my Iced Rainbow picks and see what you would choose (sorry it's a bit blurry!)
Iced Rainbow stock a small, range of quirky, unusual pieces that you can guarantee will make you stand out from the crowd, so if your looking for something a bit different I would definitely recommend taking a look x Have you ever bought anything from Iced Rainbow? Let me know in the comments x