Wolf & Moon’s Collection No.9

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A brand new collection from Wolf & Moon!

Every time a new Wolf & Moon collection arrives at the shoppe the first thing we do is agonise over which pieces we want ourselves! Collection No. 9 is no exception. Will we choose the gloriously dangly Cascade earrings? The simple yet elegant Eclipse II Necklace? Or maybe a lovely, everyday pair of Raindrop Studs? Decisions, decisions!

Wolf & Moon is the creation of Hannah Davis, a British jewellery designer whose work goes from strength to strength. Her pieces use geometric shapes, clean lines, unusual materials, movement and asymmetry to create a truly modern look! All of Wolf & Moon’s jewellery is handmade by a dedicated team in their East London studio.

Here’s a selection of our favourite pieces from the new range. Which ones do you like best?

A pair of brushed brass rain drop shaped stud earrings, held in a hand to show scale

Raindrop Stud Earrings

A stiff choker style necklace with geometric hanging shapes in shades of blue, brass and mother of pearl.

Fountain Statement Necklace

A mother of pearl round moon shaped necklace on a gold plated snake chain

Eclipse II Necklace

Blue painted geometric statement earrings with brushed brass and mother of pearl accents, designed by UK based Wolf & Moon.

Cascade Earrings

Wolf and Moon - Asymmetric geometric Stud Earrings in pink and burnt orange painted wood

Waterfall Stud Earrings

 

Check out the rest of this quirky British brand’s jewellery over on the Hannah Zakari webshoppe!

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Designer Interview – Mood Good

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An Interview with Mood Good!

Mood Good jewellery designer Rosie Greener at wirk

We absolutely love Mood Good’s jewellery! Somehow their style manages to have both a fresh, youthful feel AND a classic timeless quality. We spoke to Mood Good designer Rosie Greener about her work, her life and her plans for the future!

What does an average working day in your life look like?

Well, I actually have a full time job as a jewellery designer for a highstreet brand, so my average working day is spent there! Mood Good is very much a side-line thing that I make time for in the evenings and on weekends. But I love doing it so I don’t mind! It just means I have to be super organised to make sure I stay on top of everything.

Do you listen to music or watch TV while you work?

It really depends on what I am doing. Because I have to use my time well, I am often speeding through a list and so don’t have anything on as I don’t want any distractions to slow me down or cause me to make mistakes. However, if I am taking a bit more time to do something visual, like edit photos or plan the Instagram feed, I might put a podcast on (usually something true crime related) or have some mindless TV (something like Friends or Gossip Girl) on in the background.

Rosie Greener of Mood Good’s desk

Could you tell us a little bit about your creative background? How did you first get into designing jewellery?

I have always been happiest when creating, so always knew I wanted to have a creative career of some sort. I did a Foundation Year at Central St Martins where I discovered Jewellery Design in the first week and
thought yup that’s it! I am pretty decisive so once I had decided that was what I wanted to do, I had my mind set. I went on to do a BA in Jewellery Design also at CSM which I found really valuable but also very conceptual. I enjoyed it and it definitely helped me develop as a designer, but I knew that ultimately I wanted to design commercial pieces that people like myself and my friends love and want to wear. So I feel very lucky to now be able to do that as both a job and in my own time.

What’s your personal favourite piece in the Mood Good collection?

That’s tricky… I am going to stick with the very clichéd answer that I love them all in different ways! I think it is  hard as a designer to see it that objectively because you are so close to the work. Interestingly, the ones that have sold best haven’t necessarily been my favourite. Sometimes when I originally think of a piece that I love, I know that it won’t be a best seller but a perk of having my own brand is that I can make it anyway! In a technical sense, my favourite piece is the Hand and Rose Necklace as it is the most challenging 3D design. But in terms of my favourite pieces to wear, I go through phases but am currently wearing the ‘Lion Heart Necklace’ and ‘Heart Signet Ring’ a lot. And then in terms of the brand, it’s the personalised pieces, as these always capture peoples attention and make them excited!

Personalised Lucky and Heart Signet gold rings worn by model

What kinds of things do you like to do when you’re not working?

Having a job and brand doesn’t leave a whole lot of me-time! But I try to plan my time so that I don’t miss out on having meals with friends, seeing my family and spending time with my poor neglected boyfriend! It can be tricky to juggle it all sometimes but I know it is really important so am always trying to keep on top of it.

Do you have any advice for aspiring designers?

I guess just go for it! Firstly, I would say that if they find it really natural and enjoyable to generate ideas and are most excited by the initial stages, it is important to be quite disciplined in order to move
beyond this and see things through to completion. But it is so rewarding, especially at the beginning, as it is a lot easier to make someone understand an idea and convince them that it is good by showing them as opposed to telling them! Secondly, to trust their design instinct. A designer’s eye is their most valuable and unique tool and although it is always important to listen to other’s opinions, experience and confidence doesn’t always make them more right. You know what feels right for you and your designs – do that!

What are your plans for the future of Mood Good? Do you have any exciting new designs or projects on the horizon?

In terms of plans for Mood Good, I always have so many ideas of future projects and designs buzzing around my head… It is usually a case of deciding what to work on first. It has just recently been a full year since the brand began, so I still feel like this is very much the beginning and am very excited to keep on keeping on! Watch this space!

Young blonde woman wearing striped top and three layered gold Mood Good necklaces

Thanks again for talking to us, Rosie!

Here are a few of our favourites from the Mood Good Collection at Hannah Zakari. We think they’d make lovely gifts for extra special occasions! The necklaces are great for layering together too.

 

Gold Rose Choker Necklace by Mood Good

Rose Choker

A chunky gold banner ring with the word Lucky inscribed

Lucky Personalised Banner Ring

 

Hand holding a rose gold charm pendant on gold chain necklace by Mood Good

Hand and Rose Necklace

 

You can find the rest of our Mood Good collection on the Hannah Zakari webshoppe here!

 

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Fringe Festival Fancies

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The Edinburgh Fringe festival, a cacophony of theatre, art, comedy, dance and music that descends on Edinburgh for the month of August is fast approaching! 

If you are a tourist to our lovely little city during this time souvenirs are a must! Alternatively if you are a local trying to contend with the sudden influx of visitors, retail therapy may be the only way to keep yourself sane! 
Here’s a short list we’ve compiled of some of the top festival-related treats to be found in the HZ shoppe this August. 

‘Time For Adventure’ Iron-on Patch- Bel’s Art World

The best way to tackle the fringe is to be ready for anything and be open to all the sights and sounds it has to offer! Pop this patch on your jacket and get out there! 

 

 

Trapeze Necklace –Swank 

Show your support for the alternative circus, dance and music treats this fringe with this amazingly acrobatic necklace. 

 

Flamingo Tattoos – Paperself

Get fully into the festival spirit! Adorn yourself with flora, fauna and flamingos!

 

Coping Admirably Sticker –Hand Over Your Fairy Cakes

A perfect treat for those brave souls and locals who are tackling the whole month of the fringe! 

 

 

Busy Bee Organiser –Asking For Trouble

It’s the second week of the fringe and you’ve been recommended 30 great shows, 15 of which clash. You are going to need something to organise yourself! 

 

 

‘Not Today’ Pin –Sparkle Collective 

When the time finally comes that you can’t turn down one more leaflet on the royal mile, this pin says all you need to say. 

 

Greyfriars Bobby Pin –Gemma Correll

It’s always important to have a souvenir of the fringe, and what better than our very own Greyfriars Bobby! Wear it home and recount stories of the amazing street performers you saw on the royal mile, the late night jazz you happened to wander into and the comedian you’ve been watching on the tele for years that you finally got to see!

 

We are open as always every day of the Fringe so pop in and say hi!

Enjoy the Festival everyone!

 

 

Want to read more about the newest things happening in our Edinburgh shoppe? Check out the blog posts about our newest designers Buried Diamond and Lisa Junius and Mood Good!

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We’re Hiring! Temporary Summer Postion.

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We’ve now filled this position, thank you to everyone who applied 🙂
Hey folks!
We’re looking for a cheerful sort with a friendly personality to fill a temporary position at the Hannah Zakari Shop on Candlemaker Row. The role will cover the month of August and is for approximately 10 hours per week (2/3 days) which will include some weekends.
Hannah Zakari Naoshi Summer 2017 Window Display

The role will include:

greeting and helping customers

receiving deliveries and stock

cleaning and keeping stock replenished

maybe some social media posts

working with a small team of nice people

Interested?! We would love you to pop into our shop with a CV and cover letter so we can meet you. If you can’t manage, please email your CV and cover letter to Rachael at hannahzakari@gmail.com with the heading ‘Job Application – your name’.

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Introducing… Buried Diamond!

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Magic, mysticism and glitter from new jewellery designer Buried Diamond

When you come into Hannah Zakari looking for jewellery, sometimes you’ll find the jewellery looking back!

We’re very happy to have a new range in the shoppe from Buried Diamond, whose bold eye themed pieces have really caught our gaze this Spring.

Buried Diamond is the creation of Martha Moore Porter, an independent jewellery and accessory designer based in Brooklyn, New York. Porter, disappointed that she couldn’t find any jewellery flashy enough to suit her own outlandish tastes, originally started out as a designer by making bold, colourful eye necklaces for herself. Unsurprisingly her fun pieces started to draw attention from others, and before long Buried Diamond was born!

The eye motif that started it all still runs strong through Buried Diamond’s pretty enamel collection. We love the glittery eye collar clips and the large Magic Eye brooch! As well as this signature symbol, the collection features pieces inspired by unlucky omens, witches hands, fearsome cats and summer fruit. It’s eclectic, outrageous, colourful and fun, and we hope you love it as much as we do!

 

 

 

This is just a little snapshot of our favourite Buried Diamond pieces; to view the full collection, including more necklaces, fun charm bracelets and cute fruit earrings, head over to the Hannah Zakari webshoppe!

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New Designers at Hannah Zakari – Lisa Junius and Mood Good!

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Hannah Zakari has two amazing new designers!

It’s always super exciting when we receive new stock, and doubly so when that stock is from a new designer! That’s why we were thrilled recently to open parcels from illustrator Lisa Junius and jewellery designer Mood Good. Both designers are new to Hannah Zakari, and we think you’re going to love their work!

Lisa Junius

First to arrive was a delivery from the amazing Lisa Junius! Lisa is a multidisciplinary artist, illustrator and designer from Luxembourg. Her work is beautiful and dreamy, and uses a blue and white colour palette reminiscent of classic porcelain designs. It often depicts women in meditative poses amongst the stars, their calm expressions giving this artist’s work a peaceful feel.

Here at Hannah Zakari we have a range of Lisa’s enamel pins and patches. Each one is a tiny work of art you can carry with you everywhere; we hope you love them as much as we do!

A round white enamel moon badge with a girl’s faceLuna Enamel Pin

 

An enamel lapel pin badge featuring a nude girl with blue hairCosmic Girl Enamel Pin

 

An embroidered patch with a nude lady and the slogan, One With The StarsOne With The Stars Embroidered Patch

Our full range of Lisa Junius products is available now on the Hannah Zakari webshoppe.

Mood Good

We are also excited to introduce our second new designer, Mood Good! Mood Good’s aim is to produce quality jewellery that you’ll want to wear everywhere and with everything. Their pretty necklaces and rings are made in London and have a youthful feel that we love!

Our highlights from the range are the romantic Hand and Rose Necklace and the customisable Lucky Banner Ring. If you’re looking for a timeless piece of jewellery for a special birthday gift then we think Mood Good’s work is ideal!

 

Gold hand and rose pendantHand And Rose Charm Necklace

 

Gold banner ring reading LuckyLucky Banner Personalised Name Ring

 

Gold necklace with heart and good luck charm symbols, and the word LuckyLuck and Love Personalised Gold Coin Necklace

Visit our webshoppe to see the rest of our Mood Good range and to get more information on ordering their personalised jewellery!

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Hello from the new HZ shoppe gal!

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 A belated hello and my top picks from the HZ shoppe!

Hi!

I’m really excited to introduce myself and say hello! I’m Sarah, and this is my first (slightly overdue) blog post after taking over from the utterly fabulous Emma as a new HZ shoppe gal! After graduating this summer in Fashion Design from Edinburgh University, Hannah Zakari has been a lovely place to settle while I live and work in Edinburgh as a freelance designer and pattern cutter (you can check out some of my work here).

My first 5 months have been filled with getting to know all the lovely shoppe regulars, dancing round the shoppe while mopping up on a Sunday evening and eyeing up the numerous pieces I could spend all my wages on. (If only I didn’t have to pay rent every month!) In spirit of the latter I thought I would do a short run down of my top 5 pieces in the shoppe right now!

My top 5 picks!
(and a few extra product mentions because I couldn’t resist)
Jennifer Loiselle
Heard It Through the Grapevine Earrings Acrylic Grape Earrings from Jennifer Loiselle

Heard It Through the Grapevine Earrings

My Christmas present to myself this year (let’s not lie, they are always the best) was Jennifer Loiselle’s Heard it Through the Grapevine Earrings. They are simply amazing- they are my only piece of jewellery that can genuinely put me in a good mood! I am now saving my pennies for my next JL purchase- the Triple Ice Cone Earrings.

Pins and Patches
A perfect pin for so many of my friends!

Beer Enamel Pin

Statement pins and patches are all the rage right now and we have some great ones in the HZ shoppe, my personal faves are made by King Sophie’s World and Finest Imaginary. Finest Imaginary also make some great playful acrylic jewellery but my top pick of their pieces is this Beer Enamel Pin– I can think of probably too many friends who this would be perfect for!

Just a little reminder!

Your First Love Should Be Yourself Enamel Pin

I love HZ because I have discovered so many fab small brands that I would otherwise not have known. King Sophie’s World is one of these brands; her embroidery is amazing and the pieces we sell in the shop are so great that I recently bought some of the fab women in my life the “Your First Love Should Be Yourself” pins, just to give them a little reminder!

 

Wolf and Moon

 

Blue rounded rain cloud shaped statement wooden earrings

Cloud Earrings

Anything by Wolf And Moon I know I am always going to love. This week we have their new collection on the shelves and these Cloud Earrings are calling my name. They have the perfect Matisse influence and feel like the ideal thing to wear walking down a beach! (Here I am praying for sunshine)

 

Lou Taylor
A brighter to any wintery weather

Lido Necklace

Following the summer theme my final pick is anything in the ‘Lido’ collection by Lou Taylor– both the Lido Print which is in-store and the Lido Necklace make the shop feel a little bit brighter on the wintery Scottish weekends.

I hope this little hello has given you all a nice insight into what I rave about in the shoppe!

In the mood to read more? Check out the interview that’s on the blog with Sophie King (mastermind of those great pins I mentioned upbove) and have a full look at the new Wolf And Moon Collection.

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Wolf & Moon – Collection No. 8!

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A New Collection by Wolf & Moon!

We’re overjoyed to announce that the new collection by Wolf & Moon, Collection No. 8, has hit the Hannah Zakari shelves! The brand new range is every bit as beautiful as we’ve come to expect from this contemporary British designer, and we’re absolutely loving it.

Collection No. 8 builds on Wolf & Moon’s signature geometric style by mixing things up with fluid, organic shapes. The lovely, rounded Cloud Necklace and matching Cloud Earrings are a perfect example of this! Their blue curves have enchanted us all here at Hannah Zakari, so you can expect to see us wearing them to brighten up a rainy day soon.

These lovely pieces of jewellery have been inspired by the 20th century abstract art of figures such as Barbara Hepworth and Jean Arp. Their modern, quirky feel means that it’s easy to envisage them being worn to a gallery or exhibition opening!

Here are a few of our favourite pieces from the new collection. Which do you like best?

Collection No. 8

Large cobalt blue cloud wooden statement necklaceCloud Necklace

Blue rounded rain cloud shaped statement wooden earringsCloud Earrings

Statement necklace in abstract wood and brass shapesSculpture Necklace

Set of four abstract stud earrings in natural and hand painted neutral coloured wood and brassSculpture Stud Earrings

Geometric brass and wood pendant necklace with circle, semicircle and line shapes.Dawn Necklace

Dawn hoop geometric statements earrings with circle, semicircle and line shapesDawn Hoop Earrings

You can find all of these beautiful pieces and more in our Wolf & Moon collection on the Hannah Zakari webshoppe!

Wolf And Moon is created by British artist and Goldsmiths College graduate Hannah Davis. She works with a small team in her East London studio to produce all of Wolf & Moon’s jewellery by hand.

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It’s nearly Mother’s Day!

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A Hannah Zakari Mother’s Day Gift Guide!

Mother’s Day is coming up on the 11th of March in the UK, and we’re getting ready to say a massive thank you to the wise and wonderful women who brought us into the world!

To help you choose the perfect present for your own dear mum, we’ve put together a little Hannah Zakari Mother’s Day gift guide. Let our line up of pretty florals, bright spring colours and fun indie design inspire you!

Cards

It’s traditional to say Happy Mother’s Day with flowers, and we have plenty of cute cards in stock that will help you do just that. These sweet floral designs by Asking For Trouble, Ola and Scout Editions are perfect for the occasion:

Botanic Bottle greeting card by Scout Editions Hannah Zakari Mother's Day Gift Guide

Botanic Bottle Greeting Card by Scout Editions

Perfect Posy Greeting Card by PirripPerfect Posy Flower Bouquet Greeting Card by Pirrip Hannah Zakari Mother's Day Gift Guide

 

 

Happy Sunflower Card by Asking For TroubleHappy Sunflower kawaii greeting card by Asking For Trouble Hannah Zakari Mother's Day Gift Guide

 

Alyssum Foil Blocked Card in Brass and RosePink and Brass Foil Flower Greeting Card Hannah Zakari Mother's Day Gift Guide

Gifts

If you’re looking to upgrade from chocolates this year, we’ve got a few ideas for Mother’s Day presents to impress. Are you after a simple little token gift, or more of a grand gesture? Either way something in our collection of quirky jewellery and accessories should fit the bill!

 

Bluebell Acrylic Earrings by I Am AcrylicBluebell Acrylic Flower Earrings by I Am Acrylic Hannah Zakari Mother's Day Gift Guide

 

Nouveau Flower Pendant by Rosa PietschNouveau Flower Pendant Necklace by Rosa Pietsch Hannah Zakari Mother's Day Gift Guide

Curve Necklace in Yellow and Pink by Custom MadeCurve Abstract Statement Necklace in Yellow and Pink by Custom Made Hannah Zakari Mother's Day Gift Guide

Little Hex Stud Earrings by Wolf and MoonLittle Hexagon Stud Earrings in Navy and Gold Glitter designed by Wolf and Moon Hannah Zakari Mother's Day Gift Guide

 

Of course, we know that mothers are as diverse as the children they raise. Maybe yours isn’t the flowers and jewellery type? No problem – check out the rest of our collection over on the Hannah Zakari webshoppe for more inspiration!

Want to read more? Check out earlier blog posts with interviews with some of the designers featured in this gift guide including Scout EditionsAsking For Trouble, and Custom Made.

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New Designer at HZ: Pirrip Press Cards and Stationery

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New Cards and Stationery at Hannah Zakari!

We love stationery, bold graphics, cute pastel colours, and mystic vibes at Hannah Zakari the new collection from Pirrip Press is the perfect addition to the Hannah Zakari stationery department! Introducing a range of spellbinding notebooks, screen printed greetings cards and cute as a button badges.

About Pirrip Press

Pirrip Press is an illustration duo founded by Alexandra Higlett and Georgina Hounsome. They have a wonderful shop on the adorably named Christmas Steps in Bristol, UK, where they run their design and print studio.  Alexandra and Georgina each have their own illustration and design practise, and work together on Pirrip Press to create stationery, apparel, art and other printed empherea

You can buy a range of Pirrip’s printed cards and other stationery at Hannah Zakari both online and in our real life shop in Edinburgh. Here’s our perfect pick from Pirrip’s range…

 

Mystic Powers Greetings Card. Cards and Stationery from Pirrip Press at Hannah Zakari

Mystic Powers Card £2.50

Basic Witch Card Cards and Stationery from Pirrip Press at Hannah Zakari

Basic Witch Card £2.50

Friendly Moon Stargazer Greetings Card. Cards and Stationery from Pirrip Press at Hannah Zakari

Friendly Moon Card £2.50

Love Potion Bottle Greetings Card. Cards and Stationery from Pirrip Press at Hannah Zakari

Love Potion Card £2.50

Magic Vibes Greetings Card. Cards and Stationery from Pirrip Press at Hannah Zakari

Magic Vibes Card £2.50

Perfect Posy Floral Card. Cards and Stationery from Pirrip Press at Hannah Zakari

Perfect Posy Card £2.50

Spells Notebook with Hand Illustration. Stationery from Pirrip Press at Hannah Zakari

Spells Notebook £3.50

Sisterhood Button Badge from Pirrip Press at Hannah Zakari

Sisterhood Badge £1.00

What do you think of our latest stationery and card additions from Pirrip? We hope you like our picks, we’re really excited to introduce this range and have so much coming up over the next few months – yay!

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