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Friday, 7 February 2014

#4: Covent Garden Gems

After going to see the London themed SAF shorts at the BFI the other weekend, we decided to stroll over to Covent Garden and have a leisurely browse. In doing so we came across two very special places. The first being a beautiful bead shop named 'Bead Aura'. They had absolutely everything you could ever want when it comes to making jewellery, and Amber was literally in heaven. The shop is in Neil's Yard in Covent Garden, and if you're ever in the area you should definitely go and check it out.

Another gem that we came across, just off Shaftesbury Avenue, was 'The Astrology Shop'. The shop is filled with tarot cards, candles and other mystical objects which made us super excited.

If you don't get the chance to check out The Astrology Shop in person, then you should have a browse on the eonline store here, which is almost as magical as the shop itself!

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Sunday, 12 January 2014

#3: Interview With Burnish & Black - Jewellery Design

We recently interviewed Katrina Nolan from Burnish & Black - Jewellery Design about starting a business with friend Louise Payjack-Guillou.

How did Burnish & Black start?

After meeting at Middlesex University and dabbling in jewellery design, Louise and I decided to branch off a year and a half ago and start our jewellery company: Burnish & Black. We initially ran a stool in Portobello market, but after hearing about Spitalfields market we decided to relocate. We run our stool here most Saturdays 11:00-17:00. 

Where did the name Burnish & Black come from?

We decided on a two part name; Burnish, because our jewellery combines polished metals such as spoons and vintage watches; and Black, because we oxidise a lot of our products. 

What inspires you?

I worked with jewellery previously, incorporating spoons into my designs. Louise's main focus was watches, so we have combined the two together to up-cycle the old and create something fresh and new. 

Thanks for the interview!

Don't forget to check out the Burnish & Black website and etsy shop.

R&A x

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Sunday, 5 January 2014

#2: Brick Lane Street Style

This weekend we went over to Brick Lane to shoot for our new street style series - 



Stay tuned for more street style and other posts to come!

R&A x

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Saturday, 4 January 2014

#1: First Post


We're Ruby and Amber; two teens living in London. We've decided to come together and collaborate on our new blog: Cryptic Arabella. You can find our separate blogs at -

Cult Kid

R&A x