Festival fun with Brokenfab’s disco beads
Sometimes you can stumble across something so different that it is a brilliant breath of fresh air. That’s how we felt when we saw Brokenfab’s brilliant beaded jewellery. Made from tiny beads in an assortment of eye-popping colours, the jewellery is unusual and stunning.
The jutting shapes and unique colour combinations of the jewellery are inspired by music and fashion culture, which is easy to see. The block colours work alongside each other in sharp lines and angles for an almost art deco vibe that is brought very much into the modern day. Beads are typically much better known for making up part of a hippy look, but the Brokenfab use of beads is ingenious, the style being very much inspired by club culture and even the names of the pieces reflect this such as the Disco Necklace and Boogie Earrings. By using the small beads they are able to create block patterns and use an array of colours.
The jewellery designs also take inspiration from “today’s urban landscape” and include ideas which come from textile designs, accessories trends, fashion and artwork. One of my favourite pieces in the online shop are the Olympic Boogie Earrings which were seen in the official London 2012 music video, which take ideas from the Olympic designs and colours using yellow, blue, reds and green, and black and white stripes, giving the earrings a sleek, stylish look. Another piece is the Cosmic Necklace with its points jutting downwards in pastel colours that would make any summer outfit stand out. The pieced-together, colour-blocked triangles that make up the boogie bracelets also make them something not to be missed.
Have a look at the Brokenfab website to see the full range, or check out their blog for some interesting images showing some of the inspiration for the designs here.