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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