Item Review: Heart Accessories from Goodbye Charlie

Recently, I was invited to choose a jewellery item from the collection of Goodbye Charlie, an Etsy shop.  I couldn’t go past a glittery pink and blue heart themed brooch, so Lauren made me a pair of earrings to go with it and packed the whole lot off to me in Australia.

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It arrived beautifully wrapped and with a card letting me know that Lauren had worked her magic to make the earrings match the brooch, which was lovely of her.

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The brooch features white wires with blue baubles and pink love hearts, on a blue with pink glitter lozenge-shaped base.

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The earrings were matching pink love hearts.  Not knowing if I had pierced ears, and not wanting to give away the surprise, Lauren made them with clip on backs, which is fine because I simply clip them on over my pierced lobes.

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The quality of these items is very good, with the jewellery findings being solid and secure.  The colours are carefully chosen to mimic original 1950s colour schemes, and Lauren handcasts the resins of her pieces.

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Lauren’s shop motto is “vintage inspired handcrafted jewellery” and she currently has a range of brooches, rings and earrings.  Starbursts, seashells, love hearts and poodles feature heavily, in a range of pastel and bright colours.

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Lauren hand makes her items at her home.  She cites her influences as being listening to oldie goldie hits with her dad during road trips, and the fact that when she first moved into her own place, she decked her house out in vintage and retro goods found at op shops.  Lauren, like me, dresses in 50s styles every day.  Her jewellery making began when she was 13 and has evolved ever since.

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New items are appearing in Lauren’s shop throughout April 2016, so keep checking back for new stock!

Lauren is quick to reply to messages and is happy to work with you to create something to your specifications wherever possible.  She will post to most places, so if you’re unsure, drop her a message and check.

For these photos, I paired my Goodbye Charlie accessories with an Erstwilder necklace and a Collectif dress.

Please note that while I was gifted these items for review, my words and opinions are my own and are genuine.

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About Vera Gin

A pinup/vintage/retro style fan from sunny Queensland, Australia.
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