For a while now I’ve been thinking about writing a monthly blog post, “Jewellery brand of the month”, as I love shiny sparkly pretty things and it would give me an excuse to post loads of amazing pictures. I figured January was a good time to start, so without any more ado, I would like to present my first brand:
Baccurelli is a relatively new jewellery brand based in LA, operated by wife and husband team Meli and Hugo. I first became aware of the brand after seeing Instagram posts from several Tatty Devine fans I follow: the two brands are similar in that they both focus on acrylic jewellery, but they have a very different aesthetic. Baccurelli designs, created by Meli, are original, unique and lots of fun.
The name “Baccurelli” comes from the Roman god Bacchus and the famous designer Elsa Schiaparelli. The Baccurelli slogan is “Be your alter ego”, and their longer manifesto emphasises the fun nature of their jewellery:
You are gorgeous exactly as you are. There’s nothing you need to change or be. That’s what Baccurelli is all about. When you wear a Baccurelli piece you feel playful, happy and most of all FEARLESS. We make jewelry and accessories that bring out your alter ego and inspire you to dream big and not take life too seriously.
As I mentioned, the brand has only been around for a couple of years, but they have already built up an impressive array of jewellery. Early pieces include this unusual phone necklace…
…and this amazing flamingo necklace, which is top of my wishlist.
The Valley of the Dolls collection was brought out last year (I don’t know about anyone else, but when I see “Valley of the Dolls” I immediately start humming the Marina and the Diamonds song from the Electra Heart album) and became a firm favourite among Baccurelli fans. It features real-life and fictional characters who are very different, but have one thing in common – they are all strong women.
The above are just two examples – other “Dolls” in the collection include Marilyn Monroe and Rosie the Riveter. They are available in both necklace and brooch form. You can also get charm necklaces featuring some of the dolls, which include other beautifully detailed charms, such as this one starring Louise Brooks:
The Costume Party collection was launched late last year and it’s probably my favourite. The collection features favourite fictional superstars, including Morticia and Gomez, Superman and Wonder Woman, Glinda and Elphaba, and Jareth the Goblin King. These pieces are available in pairs or singly, as brooches or necklaces.
Baccurelli are still selling on Etsy, but they have recently launched a website, as well as a brand new collection, Silkworms and Satire. I have my eye on a couple of pieces from this collection, especially this brooch:
If you’re interested in finding out more, you can follow them in a variety of ways: