Sunday, 10 July 2011

Shop Spotlight - Venus Flytrap Jewels

Welcome to the first in a new series of blogs about shops I love - be they vintage, repro, vintage inspired, rockabilly or just plain fun.  My inaugural post focuses on the very wonderful Venus Flytrap Jewels

VFJ, as you might have guessed, is a jewellery company, trading on Etsy.  Saffron, glamorous proprietress, started her company when she became frustrated trying to find a charm bracelet bold enough for her theatrical tastes (this talented lady used to be a costume maker) and decided to make one herself.

In her own words "I like the opulent and fantastical. I therefore combine decoupage, glass, embroidery, felting and random bits and pieces I find to make my pieces. I also use a lot of digitally altered images that I have created; recurring themes include fairy tales, 1950s pin up girls, zombies, sideshows and circuses, and of course Kewpie and Barbie dolls.

I describe my jewellery as ‘kitsch chic’, but it’s rather like marmite; you either love it or you hate it!"

Well, it may not be classically vintage but I have to say it is charming  - different pieces appeal to different parts of my style - I love the old Hollywood and saucy adult pieces - my Bette Davis necklace is a particular favourite - while the side show and pin up pieces cheer the Rockabilly girl in me.  I've also snapped up a kitty cat bookmark for marking my knitting patterns.

 How cute is that!

The pieces are well made, with a chunky luxe feel - from multi charmed pendants, heavily beaded necklaces, chokers, earrings and charm bracelets as well as cuff links for him (or her of course!)

 Some items in the shop are on sale right now so pop on over and take a look.  Saffron also produces custom items so if you have something in mind please drop her a line.

You can follow VFJ on facebook too.

If you would like to appear on ShopSpotlight please get in contact.


  1. These are totally up my street: glam, naughty, good quality. Fabulous.

  2. Ooh, I love the debauchery in some of these pieces! Thanks for the spotlight. xox

  3. I did look at one of the beaded chokers...$409.00 ~ did I read that correctly?
    & I was also wondering if there is a reason etsy doesn't picture some of the items that say 'mature' do we need to message the seller..?

    Love the shop!

  4. Hello lovelies. Some of the extra special pieces are expensive but there is a lot in the 20-50 dollar range too. The mature stuff you have to click into to see, they feature sexual imagery and so are pictured that way so people don't accidentally get a large image of a naked girl trussed to a pole on their screen. :-) Shame really, I'd like tyo stumble on those things accidentally instead of having to search for them. ;-)

  5. I just wanted to let you know that I voted you for an award.(:

  6. OMG I've only just seen this!

    You're such a love. Thank you thank you

    VFJ xxx