I've also written books about Modernist women living bohemian lives, including Virginia Woolf, her sister Vanessa Bell and the Bloomsbury Group, and women who lived with artists; the model Fernande Olivier, muse of Picasso; Ida Nettleship, wife of the flamboyant Augustus John, who wore gold hoop "gipsy" earrings, and Sophie Brzeska, partner to the Vorticist sculptor Henri Gaudier. At the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth century, their unconventional style embraced all elements of the arts. And there was nothing more the Bloomsberries enjoyed than dressing up! This little collection is dedicated to them. All the earrings are one-offs, designed and handmade by myself, in Bloomsbury or post-impressionist colours.

All the items in the Boho collection are one-offs. Once they're gone, they're gone!

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Channel your inner 1920s flapper, get out there and party in these glamorous peach feathers which will turn all heads.

 

 

Named after Vita Sackville-West's famous novel, these earrings are made from recycled vintage beads in autumnal colours.

Soft and dark green leaves, and the clear water of rain, producing succulent red fruit, inspired by the garden tended by Virginia and Leonard Woolf.

A sweet little mixture of the blues, from dark to light, for the emerging freedom of the pre-war years.

An asymmetrical large bead, in brown and yellow, topped with a little tomato red bead with a yellow oval crackle bead on top. Typical boho charm.

A purple glass flower, pale green heart and tiny pearl, echoing the three colours of the movement for women's rights. Show some solidarity with your sisters from the past, and wear these in your ears.

A delicious, almost edible confection with a retro feel in gorgeous turquoise blue lampwork bead, decorated in red and white. As joyous as a Christina Rossetti poem.

A creamy pearl and a gauzy, clear leaf, shimmering in the light, like an English winter's morning.

A stripy white and green bead, topped with a green glass dot, like an elegant refreshing cocktail sipped in an English country house in the summer.

A 1910 confection of asymmetry, experimentation and colour, which shocked the conservative London art world and the public.

 

SORRY, SOLD.

A moody, watery, speckled rain droplet, in Pointillist style, inspired by long walks in the springtime rain along the banks of the Seine.

All the vibrant, colourful and irreverent fun of the Cirque Medrano, in Montmartre, where Picasso went to sketch the acrobats on horseback.

Delicate green hearts, creamy pearls and crackle pink glass to celebrate the South Kensingon wedding of Vanessa Stephen and Clive Bell in 1907.

Fauve.

£9.00

Fauve.

£9.00

The glorious bright blues and reds of the wild Fauve artists.

The artist's budding garden, as winter turns to spring, with an asymmetrical mix of green, blue, purple, pink and clear beads as plants bud around the pond.

Decadence.

£12.00

Decadence.

£12.00

An ecclectic, asymmetrical mix of red and blues, speaking of all-night parties in artists' studios, where painters, models and their friends danced and drank.

Foujita.

£8.00

Foujita.

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Named for the Japanese artist Tsuguhara Foujita, haunting the parks and galleries of Post-Impressionist Paris.

Glazed glass beads to bring back childhood memories.

Two gold elephants, just like the one that topped Montmartre's infamous dance spot, home to the CanCan, set amid oriental reds. Perfect for sipping cocktails.

Picasso's offering to Fernande; a bunch of flowers bought from a Montmarte street seller, given with love.

The rain water and deep greens of Vanessa Bell's garden after the passing of a storm.

 

SORRY, SOLD

 

Reds, blues and lampwork glass beads, speaking of the rich oriental inheritance of Virginia Woolf's family, and the dark Victorian parlours of her parents.

The sophisticated elegance and history of Ottoline Morrell's country retreat, in green and gold; where Bloomsbury guests mingle in the gardens.

SORRY, SOLD

Exotic metallic tones beside cool green English countryside.

The cool chill greens of grass, mint and apple in glass beads.

Town house chic in north London, where the young Bloomsburies and their friends first found their freedom.

The spirit of the streets around the Rue Ravignan and Place de Tertre, where art met life.

Golden sands, blue seas and skies and bone-white shell, at the favourite Dorset holiday resort of Vanessa Bell and her family.

Red, gold, black and pearl, to capture the festive season at the home of artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant.

A quiet spring day, a small girl playing in the corner of the garden at Charleston, a celebration of innocence.

A tiny red faceted bead, atop a deep blue oval, and a bright lampwork circle, elegant, subtle and unique, like the one woman writer Woolf envied.

St Ives.

£10.00

St Ives.

£10.00

Cornish blue and white, topped with a clear glass yellow bead and finished with a tiny pearl, to speak of Virginia and Vanessa's summer holidays in Talland House, overlooking St Ives.

A favourite of both Picasso and the Bloomsbury group; joyful, irreverent and exotic.

A young girl's awakening to the joy and pain of first love. Red for passion and the clear, swirling blue waters of the sea. Named for Virginia's first published novel.

Mysterious depths and light filtred through the still waters of Charleston pond. Deliberately asymmetrical for the pond's shifting moods.

Inspired by the detached, balanced depths of the woman her siblings nicknamed Dolphin.

Quirky, electic and unique.

Virginia and Vanessa's affectionate step-sister, warm of heart and generous giver of gifts.

Eclectic and asymmetrical pastel pinks and blue tones for the experimental Omega worskhops set up by Roger Fry in 1913.

Inspired by the five-century adventures of Virginia's male-to-female heroine.