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  • DIY: Jewellery dishes in a marble look

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  • Virgo (24 August – 23 September)

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  • May we present? – Our new Concept Store in Hamburg

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  • Keeping cool when things get hot!

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DIY: Jewellery dishes in a marble look

We love Marble Arts! Pieces of jewellery adorned with white or colourful stones and delicate marbling are the latest trend and essential for casual street style. Marble is not only a must have in fashion but also in our living quarters. However, decorative accessories made of this elegant stone can be way over our budget. That’s way we’ve tried a simple and not expensive DIY project today. We had lots of fun and the outcome was great. Are you in the mood to try something new? We’re looking forward to your comments at the end of the blog post. But for now, look for yourself and maybe you will be a little astonished  Step by step – how to create marbled jewellery dishes What you need: Nail polish (please don’t use quick dry) One old container (afterwards, you can only use it for DIY) Hot water Disposable gloves Toothpicks or something similar Jewellery dishes Get started: Put on the disposable gloves and be careful not to wear your best dress because there might be some stains. Fill very hot water into the old container until it is half full. Put some drops of nail polish into the water. Be careful to hold the bottle close to the surface. If you hold it too far away, the nail polish will sink quickly. Use the toothpick to draw the marble pattern. Now you can dip the jewellery dishes in the water. Do whatever you like. Two colours, the whole dish or just a tiny bit – let your fantasy run wild! In the end, your pieces of art just have to dry and you’re done. Necklaces  dishes Heart-shaped jewellery dish Tasting spoon in a new look  Perfect resting place for rings We are in love! What about you?   

We love Marble Arts! Pieces of jewellery adorned with white or colourful stones and delicate marbling are the latest trend and essential for casual street style. Marble is not only a must have in fashion but also in our living quarters. However, decorative accessories made of this elegant stone can be way over our budget. That’s way we’ve tried a simple and not expensive DIY project today. We had lots of fun and the outcome was great. Are you in the mood to try something new? We’re looking forward to your comments at the end of the blog post. But for now, look for yourself and maybe you will be a little astonished  Step by step – how to create marbled jewellery dishes What you need: Nail polish (please don’t use quick dry) One old container (afterwards, you can only use it for DIY) Hot water Disposable gloves Toothpicks or something similar Jewellery dishes Get started: Put on the disposable gloves and be careful not to wear your best dress because there might be some stains. Fill very hot water into the old container until it is half full. Put some drops of nail polish into the water. Be careful to hold the bottle close to the surface. If you hold it too far away, the nail polish will sink quickly. Use the toothpick to draw the marble pattern. Now you can dip the jewellery dishes in the water. Do whatever you like. Two colours, the whole dish or just a tiny bit – let your fantasy run wild! In the end, your pieces of art just have to dry and you’re done. Necklaces  dishes Heart-shaped jewellery dish Tasting spoon in a new look  Perfect resting place for rings We are in love! What about you?   

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Virgo (24 August – 23 September)

They are the most reliable friends anyone could want: Virgos. Born under an earth sign, they are aware of their responsibilities and would never rush into anything new without thinking first. Virgo ladies are very sensory, which can easily be seen in celebrity Virgo Beyoncé Knowles. She is famous not only for her musical and acting talents, but also for her excellent taste when it comes to fashion and jewellery. What is remarkable about Virgos is their keen power of observation – whether they’re going shopping or choosing make-up: Virgos will always stand out because of their eye for detail. They’ll be particularly delighted, for example, with our high-quality treasures featuring elegant amethyst. The stylish necklace and the slightly playful bracelet show off the whole range of dreamy purples of the mysterious amethyst. The perfectly polished elements on the snake chain will constantly provide new inspiration for the Virgo girl. The veined stones in the matching bracelet are just as effective – they have been left in their more or less natural state so that they will intensify the sensitivity of the wearer. Both pieces feature carefully integrated gold-tone details that underscore the colour contrasts of the hand-picked semi-precious stones yet again. Illustration: Leonie Herzog 

They are the most reliable friends anyone could want: Virgos. Born under an earth sign, they are aware of their responsibilities and would never rush into anything new without thinking first. Virgo ladies are very sensory, which can easily be seen in celebrity Virgo Beyoncé Knowles. She is famous not only for her musical and acting talents, but also for her excellent taste when it comes to fashion and jewellery. What is remarkable about Virgos is their keen power of observation – whether they’re going shopping or choosing make-up: Virgos will always stand out because of their eye for detail. They’ll be particularly delighted, for example, with our high-quality treasures featuring elegant amethyst. The stylish necklace and the slightly playful bracelet show off the whole range of dreamy purples of the mysterious amethyst. The perfectly polished elements on the snake chain will constantly provide new inspiration for the Virgo girl. The veined stones in the matching bracelet are just as effective – they have been left in their more or less natural state so that they will intensify the sensitivity of the wearer. Both pieces feature carefully integrated gold-tone details that underscore the colour contrasts of the hand-picked semi-precious stones yet again. Illustration: Leonie Herzog 

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May we present? – Our new Concept Store in Hamburg

The moment finally came last week – our first Concept Store opened in the Hamburg district of Eimsbüttel.  A wonderful jewellery paradise was created with a stylish interior and an exclusive selection offering a very special sort of charm.  Your responses have been thoroughly positive. One of our guests even said that she would love to move in  But please see yourself: Our collection “Clean Chic” is wonderfully emphasized by our bright wooden tables. Our clutches in tender rose colors and nude match perfectly with our concept. We present to you our bracelets and earrings in small jewel cases, on marble plates and in copper bowls. Absolute highlights are our new and wonderful bust.  Fresh flowers?  Of course!  They had to be included in our new concept store  We would be so pleased to welcome you.  You can find us here: Bijou Brigitte Osterstraße 128-132 20255 Hamburg We are happy about your opinions here:

The moment finally came last week – our first Concept Store opened in the Hamburg district of Eimsbüttel.  A wonderful jewellery paradise was created with a stylish interior and an exclusive selection offering a very special sort of charm.  Your responses have been thoroughly positive. One of our guests even said that she would love to move in  But please see yourself: Our collection “Clean Chic” is wonderfully emphasized by our bright wooden tables. Our clutches in tender rose colors and nude match perfectly with our concept. We present to you our bracelets and earrings in small jewel cases, on marble plates and in copper bowls. Absolute highlights are our new and wonderful bust.  Fresh flowers?  Of course!  They had to be included in our new concept store  We would be so pleased to welcome you.  You can find us here: Bijou Brigitte Osterstraße 128-132 20255 Hamburg We are happy about your opinions here:

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Keeping cool when things get hot!

The warm weather played havoc with our plans. According to the motto of our Summer Collection “Soft Ice”, we wanted to have a great shooting with our bracelets, rings, watches and so on as well as tons of delicious ice cream.  Totally unselfish, of course, … yummy … But what is bound to happen when it’s 40 degrees in the shadow? The soft ice melted in seconds. When I had just pressed the button the wafer cone was soft, the ice cream was mushy and the crumble was almost gone. Therefore, no pictures with delicious soft ice and our lovely jewellery. And we didn’t eat the mushy prop fka ice cream either…  However, to end the photo shoot like this? Never! You just have look for another solution and be creative.  And these great pictures were our reward: ++=a perfect trio We  pink! Bracelets in soft ice colours are simply gorgeous.  … our prop melted.  

The warm weather played havoc with our plans. According to the motto of our Summer Collection “Soft Ice”, we wanted to have a great shooting with our bracelets, rings, watches and so on as well as tons of delicious ice cream.  Totally unselfish, of course, … yummy … But what is bound to happen when it’s 40 degrees in the shadow? The soft ice melted in seconds. When I had just pressed the button the wafer cone was soft, the ice cream was mushy and the crumble was almost gone. Therefore, no pictures with delicious soft ice and our lovely jewellery. And we didn’t eat the mushy prop fka ice cream either…  However, to end the photo shoot like this? Never! You just have look for another solution and be creative.  And these great pictures were our reward: ++=a perfect trio We  pink! Bracelets in soft ice colours are simply gorgeous.  … our prop melted.  

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Festival Look for Nails and Jewellery, of course

Balmy summer temperatures let us enjoy festival season. We have put together some tips for your nails and style. Our main focus lies on bracelets, necklaces and rings, of course.  Our short nail tutorial explains some basics for your festival style. Bare necessities for summer nails: nail polish in three summery hues a make up sponge (not too expensive) and a pair of scissors Use the scissors to cut off the tip of the sponge.  Then you can apply three stripes of nail polish on the flat surface of the sponge.  And then dab the sponge directly down on your nails. As soon as your nails are perfect, you can look for jewellery. Plenty of rings, bold bracelets and necklaces will adorn your outfit. An ethnic pattern backpack will keep all our belongings safe. Let the journey begin! 

Balmy summer temperatures let us enjoy festival season. We have put together some tips for your nails and style. Our main focus lies on bracelets, necklaces and rings, of course.  Our short nail tutorial explains some basics for your festival style. Bare necessities for summer nails: nail polish in three summery hues a make up sponge (not too expensive) and a pair of scissors Use the scissors to cut off the tip of the sponge.  Then you can apply three stripes of nail polish on the flat surface of the sponge.  And then dab the sponge directly down on your nails. As soon as your nails are perfect, you can look for jewellery. Plenty of rings, bold bracelets and necklaces will adorn your outfit. An ethnic pattern backpack will keep all our belongings safe. Let the journey begin! 

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Paris mon amour – Win a Parisian-style jewellery set

The summer holidays are finally here, and we’re longing to get away. We don’t fancy get sunburnt on a beach! We want to experience something. Culture, parties, eating out, shopping. And why do you need to travel so far away when there are some great opportunities on the doorstep? City breaks are relatively inexpensive and can be organised at short notice. Grab your best friend, book a last-minute flight  and find a stylish hostel. And then you’ll be off to …? Every few weeks, our blog will be providing you with a little travel tip and offering you the chance to win a jewellery set to go with your city break. Our travels start in the fashion capital of Paris! This is the city that is home to the most famous fashion creators, young designers and models. Paris is also where many of the great labels are based and where the world’s creators of fashion come together. The city of  also provides us with new inspirations each season. Bracelets with romantic blossoms, mini Eiffel Towers for the ears, bead necklaces of all lengths, little heart pendants, clutches and handbags in cream and rose pink – you’ll find a little bit of Parisian charm in all our stores and also in our online shop, of course. But with a bit of luck, you could also win one of three jewellery sets (bead necklace, ring, bracelet, handbag) or one of 20 little consolidation prizes. What do you have to do to win? Tell us, in the comments box under this post, what you particularly like about Paris! Have you been there already? We’re dying to know what your favourite hotspots are, far away from the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe! We’ll keep our fingers crossed for you!  Terms and Conditions

The summer holidays are finally here, and we’re longing to get away. We don’t fancy get sunburnt on a beach! We want to experience something. Culture, parties, eating out, shopping. And why do you need to travel so far away when there are some great opportunities on the doorstep? City breaks are relatively inexpensive and can be organised at short notice. Grab your best friend, book a last-minute flight  and find a stylish hostel. And then you’ll be off to …? Every few weeks, our blog will be providing you with a little travel tip and offering you the chance to win a jewellery set to go with your city break. Our travels start in the fashion capital of Paris! This is the city that is home to the most famous fashion creators, young designers and models. Paris is also where many of the great labels are based and where the world’s creators of fashion come together. The city of  also provides us with new inspirations each season. Bracelets with romantic blossoms, mini Eiffel Towers for the ears, bead necklaces of all lengths, little heart pendants, clutches and handbags in cream and rose pink – you’ll find a little bit of Parisian charm in all our stores and also in our online shop, of course. But with a bit of luck, you could also win one of three jewellery sets (bead necklace, ring, bracelet, handbag) or one of 20 little consolidation prizes. What do you have to do to win? Tell us, in the comments box under this post, what you particularly like about Paris! Have you been there already? We’re dying to know what your favourite hotspots are, far away from the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe! We’ll keep our fingers crossed for you!  Terms and Conditions

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Leo (23 July – 23 August)

No matter where she is, the Leo knows exactly how to wrap everyone around her little finger with her charming smile. Born under a fire sign, Leos always look to the future and are almost invariably up for an adventure. Leos like to have a good time – it’s no surprise to anyone that this is the star sign, more than any other, that’s often found in the world of glitz and glamour. Naturally, dazzling gold is the Leo’s metal. Perhaps that’s why the golden Oscar sits so well in the hands of celebrity Leo and Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence… The amber chain brings together everything that Leos love. Made from high-quality 925 silver with rose gold gilding, the chain and pendant are elegantly stylish and show off the reddish brown amber perfectly. The naturally grained amber intensifies the creativity of Leos and strengthens their confidence. The oriental design of the pendant, which is mirrored in the matching amber earrings and amber bracelet, emphasises the adventurous streak in every Leo and adds a touch of refinement to any outfit.  

No matter where she is, the Leo knows exactly how to wrap everyone around her little finger with her charming smile. Born under a fire sign, Leos always look to the future and are almost invariably up for an adventure. Leos like to have a good time – it’s no surprise to anyone that this is the star sign, more than any other, that’s often found in the world of glitz and glamour. Naturally, dazzling gold is the Leo’s metal. Perhaps that’s why the golden Oscar sits so well in the hands of celebrity Leo and Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence… The amber chain brings together everything that Leos love. Made from high-quality 925 silver with rose gold gilding, the chain and pendant are elegantly stylish and show off the reddish brown amber perfectly. The naturally grained amber intensifies the creativity of Leos and strengthens their confidence. The oriental design of the pendant, which is mirrored in the matching amber earrings and amber bracelet, emphasises the adventurous streak in every Leo and adds a touch of refinement to any outfit.  

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DIY: Music for your eyes

There are lots of reasons why it’s worth trying out today’s DIY tip! Isn’t it about time that you went for a long stroll around the flea market and checked out all those countless boxes of records? Maybe you’ll find a rarity or two for your turntable amongst all those hits of the 70s. We feel we must point out here that there is a risk that you could accidently steal an LP belonging to a real music fan. This could seriously damage your health and represent a danger to life and limb.  Another good reason: you’ll finally be able to sort out your jewellery collection! You can fix your treasures neatly and tidily onto the suspended record, so you can see all your drop earrings, clips and studs at a glance. And the most important reason? It looks pretty stylish!  You’ll need:  Record (please note the health warning given above)  Safety pin  Candle  Ribbon or cord  Adhesive tape Step by step to your vinyl display: You can create your new jewellery storage unit in two easy steps: If you want to be really precise, mark the position of the holes on the record first using the sticky tape. Now unbend the safety pin and heat it up carefully over the candle for about 15 seconds. Now you can start: pierce the vinyl with the safety pin. You’ll see – when the safety pin is hot enough, it’s really easy. You’ll need to heat the safety pin up again before making each hole. It’s a good idea to check how many earrings you want to attach and which ones, otherwise they may partly overlap. Finally, you’ll need two more holes to hang up the record. If the openings are not large enough to take the cord, you can also make them bigger using a pair of scissors or similar. Now fix the cord or ribbon in place with two knots on the back, and your new earring storage unit is finished! We hope you have lots of fun creating it! 

There are lots of reasons why it’s worth trying out today’s DIY tip! Isn’t it about time that you went for a long stroll around the flea market and checked out all those countless boxes of records? Maybe you’ll find a rarity or two for your turntable amongst all those hits of the 70s. We feel we must point out here that there is a risk that you could accidently steal an LP belonging to a real music fan. This could seriously damage your health and represent a danger to life and limb.  Another good reason: you’ll finally be able to sort out your jewellery collection! You can fix your treasures neatly and tidily onto the suspended record, so you can see all your drop earrings, clips and studs at a glance. And the most important reason? It looks pretty stylish!  You’ll need:  Record (please note the health warning given above)  Safety pin  Candle  Ribbon or cord  Adhesive tape Step by step to your vinyl display: You can create your new jewellery storage unit in two easy steps: If you want to be really precise, mark the position of the holes on the record first using the sticky tape. Now unbend the safety pin and heat it up carefully over the candle for about 15 seconds. Now you can start: pierce the vinyl with the safety pin. You’ll see – when the safety pin is hot enough, it’s really easy. You’ll need to heat the safety pin up again before making each hole. It’s a good idea to check how many earrings you want to attach and which ones, otherwise they may partly overlap. Finally, you’ll need two more holes to hang up the record. If the openings are not large enough to take the cord, you can also make them bigger using a pair of scissors or similar. Now fix the cord or ribbon in place with two knots on the back, and your new earring storage unit is finished! We hope you have lots of fun creating it! 

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Model-Interview: Brooke Hogan

At the end of June we had some great and successful photo shooting days for our new Autumn/Winter campaign 2015/16. It is quite strange to think of Christmas and New Year’s Eve while enjoying summer temperatures of 30 degrees. However, the new pieces of jewellery and accessories are simply gorgeous and have caused excited anticipation of what is to come.  We spent day one of the photo shoot with our sweet model Brooke Hogan. The 21-year-old came over from London solely for us and we fell in love with her in no time.   And we are not alone: Brooke has won second place in the “Miss World Australia” competition and finished twelfth in the show “Australia’s Next Top Model”. A Melbourne native, she has travelled the world and has appeared on several covers. That’s why we wanted to know more about Brooke and asked her to our little “either/or” interview. But read for yourselves!  Either/or? Instagram or Facebook? Instagram! My favorite channel is @abikiniaday  Beach or mountains? Beach  Coffee or tea? Coffee London or Australia? Australia Necklace or earrings? Necklace High heels or sneakers? High Heels  Dogs or cats? Dogs  Chocolate or candy? Chocolate  Dress or jeans? Jeans! Make-up or pure skin? A little bit make-up, just mascara!   Curios? Follow Brooke on @brookehogan1   

At the end of June we had some great and successful photo shooting days for our new Autumn/Winter campaign 2015/16. It is quite strange to think of Christmas and New Year’s Eve while enjoying summer temperatures of 30 degrees. However, the new pieces of jewellery and accessories are simply gorgeous and have caused excited anticipation of what is to come.  We spent day one of the photo shoot with our sweet model Brooke Hogan. The 21-year-old came over from London solely for us and we fell in love with her in no time.   And we are not alone: Brooke has won second place in the “Miss World Australia” competition and finished twelfth in the show “Australia’s Next Top Model”. A Melbourne native, she has travelled the world and has appeared on several covers. That’s why we wanted to know more about Brooke and asked her to our little “either/or” interview. But read for yourselves!  Either/or? Instagram or Facebook? Instagram! My favorite channel is @abikiniaday  Beach or mountains? Beach  Coffee or tea? Coffee London or Australia? Australia Necklace or earrings? Necklace High heels or sneakers? High Heels  Dogs or cats? Dogs  Chocolate or candy? Chocolate  Dress or jeans? Jeans! Make-up or pure skin? A little bit make-up, just mascara!   Curios? Follow Brooke on @brookehogan1   

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Instagram Favourites June

Time’s run away with us… Have we really gone past the end of June? Once again, it’s time to take stock and to check out which items of jewellery and which pictures you liked best on our Instagram channel over the last month. As always, you let us have plenty of comments and likes  We really love thinking about where and how we can take shots of our little treasures for you, and we’re massively delighted that you’re pleased with the results. Thanks! Your undisputed favourite in June was the cakepop picture – taken at our Press Day at the beginning of the month. And yes, they tasted as good as they looked. Stupidly, we promised “cupcakes” in our posting text.  Cakepops, cupcakes, popcakes – it’s easy to get muddled up …   Luckily, you put it right straight away!  Second place went to this stylish statement piece with the appropriate name of Shining Light – a slightly shorter necklace in antique gold with facetted stones in shades of nude plus salmon-coloured maxi-stones. The absolute highlights here are the tiny rhinestone decorations. This short gemstone necklace also appealed to our little office flamingo, who then managed to creep onto the photo with it  Would you like one too? But this pair of earrings is enchanting too! So much so that we’re showing it you for the second time. A must-have for this summer! Would you like to see more, give out hearts and add your comments? Just follow us on Instagram @bijoubrigitte 

Time’s run away with us… Have we really gone past the end of June? Once again, it’s time to take stock and to check out which items of jewellery and which pictures you liked best on our Instagram channel over the last month. As always, you let us have plenty of comments and likes  We really love thinking about where and how we can take shots of our little treasures for you, and we’re massively delighted that you’re pleased with the results. Thanks! Your undisputed favourite in June was the cakepop picture – taken at our Press Day at the beginning of the month. And yes, they tasted as good as they looked. Stupidly, we promised “cupcakes” in our posting text.  Cakepops, cupcakes, popcakes – it’s easy to get muddled up …   Luckily, you put it right straight away!  Second place went to this stylish statement piece with the appropriate name of Shining Light – a slightly shorter necklace in antique gold with facetted stones in shades of nude plus salmon-coloured maxi-stones. The absolute highlights here are the tiny rhinestone decorations. This short gemstone necklace also appealed to our little office flamingo, who then managed to creep onto the photo with it  Would you like one too? But this pair of earrings is enchanting too! So much so that we’re showing it you for the second time. A must-have for this summer! Would you like to see more, give out hearts and add your comments? Just follow us on Instagram @bijoubrigitte 

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