The lovely Louise from Leviko Designs very kindly gave me the opportunity to review her jewellery. I was immediately intrigued by the concept and aesthetic of Leviko Designs, and the bespoke jewellery she makes is truly as unique as her customers are. Let’s get to it.
After successful careers in both Law and the Charity sector, Louise established Leviko Designs in 2016 following the birth of her first child. Looking for a creative outlet she was introduced to the Japanese Art of Kumihimo and quickly fell in love with the variety, versatility and relaxation which comes from it. As she experimented with different styles and techniques she began to draw on the many influences from around the world which have shaped her life experiences. Louise continues to specialise in Kumihimo selling both finished products and tutorials of her designs worldwide. In addition she creates unique wirework in the form of pendants, cuffs, earrings and bracelets using precious and semi precious gemstones. Her fine silver work features within and alongside her other ranges.
About Leviko Designs
Our seaside studio is located in the Royal Burgh of Kinghorn in the ancient Kingdom of Fife in Scotland. Being situated on the rugged Fife coastline we take a lot of inspiration from the ocean and from gaelic and celtic traditions. However, we also love our work to reflect our world travels and our experiences living abroad in countries as diverse and divergent as Papua New Guinea, The Gambia, and the US. Whether it is injecting colour with bold beaded braids using the ancient Japanese art of Kumihimo, wire wrapping ethically and sustainably sourced Scottish gemstones or creating delicate, fine silver pendants and charms we pour passion and experience into every piece. Each piece is created using the highest quality materials and components and each piece is constructed by hand in our lovely coastal retreat.
I love the beautifully delicate nature of each of Louise’s handmade pieces, and this space bracelet she sent me is no different. It is made from semi-precious gemstones to represent each Planet (see below), the Sun and Earth’s moon, and their signature volcanic lava bead meteorites.
- Mercury – Labradorite
- Venus – Picture Jasper
- Earth – Simulated Chrysocolla
- Mars – Red Jasper
- Jupiter – Tiger’s Eye
- Saturn – Banded Agate
- Uranus – Jade
- Neptune – Agate
- Sun – Yellow Jade
- Earth’s Moon – Opalite
In all honesty, this isn’t something I would typically buy for myself but it’s gorgeous. The detail and thought that has gone into making the bracelet is amazing and the fact that each piece is handmade makes it even more impressive. I love that you wouldn’t think they were anything other than differently coloured beads at the first glance, but Louise has done a great job with choosing stones to match the planets and it’s a lovely idea. The packaging is beautiful and completes a lovely piece of jewellery.
If you’re looking for a Valentine’s day gift or happen to know someone who likes their astronomy or simply enjoys gorgeous jewellery, go check out Louise’s products (or order something completely bespoke!) Yes, this is a gifting but I am a sucker for Etsy shopping and her prices are very reasonable. Psst.. this space bracelet comes in necklace form too.
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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post in the form of a gifting. All opinions are my own. All images used have been photographed and edited by J exclusively for thenellybean.