Wednesday, May 18, 2011

GIVEAWAY : Win the latest jewels from barton&bell

To celebrate the launch of the latest collection by barton&bell
'Oh Darling, Let's Be Adventurers'
we are giving you the opportunity to WIN your favourite jewels!

Visit our facebook page and 'like' the page to connect with us and be the first to know 
the latest barton&bell news.
You can then enter the competition by tagging yourself in the photo of your favourite piece from the new collection and commenting "I would like to WIN this piece!".

Feeling lucky?! You can also enter by following our blog and posting a comment
below telling us which item from the new collection you would like to win.

Full details of the competition can be found on our facebook page.

Good luck!
x b&b

Monday, February 14, 2011



"Even after all this time 
The sun never says to the earth
'You owe Me'

Look what happens with 
A love like that,
It lights the Whole Sky"

Happy Valentines Day. x

Pictures from:

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Frida Kahlo's 'Las Dos Fridas'

Our corazons (hearts) are a great unisex piece.
Available in bone (dyed red) and horn (black).

Tu Media Naranja Artwork

Here are some more beautiful artworks by Mexican artist Danny Sixx for the barton&bell Tu Media Naranja Collection.

'Papel Picado'

Papel picado is the Mexican folk art of paper cutting into intricate designs. The designs are commonly cut from tissue paper using a guide and small chisels creating numerous banners at a time. Common themes include flowers, love & skeletons. These brightly coloured banners are strung under the portals of homes and across narrow streets of colonial villages.
This artwork includes our 'papel picado' amor flag. A celebration of love (amor)!

'Corazon' (Heart)
The heart is a common theme in Mexican art and is often depicted as an anatomical heart. Mexican folk art sees the anatomical heart produced in a wide variety of mediums.

The cross is seen everywhere in Mexico - in home altars, on roadside shrines, worn by the faithful and in countless forms of folk art. Throughout Mexico you can see crosses in every medium imaginable. It is the detail and decorative form that crosses come in that makes them so unique to Mexico.
Named 'Cholula' after the town of Cholula which is home to the widest pyramid ever built. The pyramid was so neglected over the centuries as to become virtually unrecognisable as a man made structure. In fact when the Spanish settlers arrived they built a church on the top, not realising that their 'hill ' was actually a pyramid and native religious site!