Accessories · Glitz-O-Matic · Small business · Themed outfits

Light Hearted | GLITZ-O-MATIC

This Valentine’s day, I’ve partnered up with Glitz-O-Matic, a small Belgian accessory brand,  featuring their 1950s-style hearts jewellery set. Perfect for today, but just as show-stopping on any other day of the year.

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Let’s start with a little history. After WWII, plastics like celluloid, catalin, bakelite and lucite were widely used in jewellery. In the 1940s and 50s, plastic novelty charms became a trend for brooches, necklaces and bracelets. The most popular heart charm must be the 1940s MacArthur heart or the “key to my heart” pin, inspiring many reproduction accessories today.

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An authentic 1930/40s necklace and the cover of the 1941s Life magazine featuring the popular MacArthur heart pin.

This sweet and fun set is clearly influenced by those authentic creations, but with a more modern pinup vibe. Like all other items in their shop,  this set is fully designed and handmade by Sarah, owner of Glitz-O-Matic.

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This heart-themed set consists of a necklace and pair of earrings. The necklace features see-through heart and bead charms along a black plastic chain. The see-through heart scheme is continued into the dangle-style earrings. The total length of the necklace is between 44- 48.5cm. The earrings measure 50mm in total length.

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Due to the plastic material, these items are lightweight and comfortable to wear all day. I love that, because of its lights weight, the necklace doesn’t droop into a cluster of charms, but holds the individual hearts dainty and nicely separated. Also, the earring studs are made of anti-allergic/nikkelfree surgical steel, so you won’t get irritated ear lobes throughout the day.

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I really love the playful effect this heart-themed set adds to an outfit. It has a hint of those 1950s kitschy vibes, but remains elegant at the same time. You can wear them as a set, but both items still make a great statement on their own.

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The full set (necklace and earrings) retails at 34 EUR. The earrings are also available separately at 12 EUR. This blog post features just one Valentine design, for more Valentine-inspired goodies,  check out the ‘Valentine’s Day’ shop section.

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Glitz-O-Matic is currently having a Valentine’s sale with 15% off on all items in the entire shop, until Febr 14th at midnight (CET). But no panicking if you read this post at a later moment or you’ve been hesitating for too long: for this collaboration, Sarah provided an exlusive discount code for my readers and followers. Ucode STELLASTARBRITE for 10% discount on your purchase until March 31st.

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I wish you all a happy Valentine’s day, whether you celebrate it with your loved one, a friend, furry companions, alone or not at all.

 

Big kiss x

 

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