Here we are with new branding .. website with new ideas and collaborations
This new collaboration for Bricolage is a renaissance of Bo’s designs in stunning new pieces. wool felted with silk, vintage lace Finished off with stunning hand beading by Lesley at Couture Beading , the handmade fabric is so soft, the garters and cuffs are simply divine. New Collections You won’t be able to resist! Each one is a totally Limited Edition, in fact..These items are all hand made ” One Offs”
A bit About us…
Bo Bangles was picked from several hundred applicants to be a shortlisted finalist in the Startups awards 2004 and has been awarded a Special Merit award as a finalist for the East London& Essex Business Awards.After and being chosen by Kate O’Riordan of Time Out for the Best of Valentines, and having her signature heart shaped jewellery featured on GMTV, Jewellery designer and maker Bo, launched her Bridal website www.bobanglesbrides.co.uk
Bo’s unique handcrafted twisted sterling silver wire hearts entwined with semi-precious stones and crystals
led to a wedding commission for GMTV presenter Claire Nasir’s wedding, and for Kate Garraways bridesmaids both made the cover of OK Magazine. Hannah Gillette winner of GMTV interactive wedding commissioned Bo to make a heart for her special day televised in South Africa.
Bo started making necklaces when her Father died and she felt strongly that she wanted to create something everlasting and in his memory as he had a heart condition.. Her heart shape signature symbolises passion, serenity ……love
After taking a course on Silver jewellery at Sir John Cass University Bo was hooked. She pulls from wide array of influences and inspirations in the making of her collections. Born in the USA she has lived in Switzerland, Puerto Rico, Nigeria, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Cuba and has now settled in London.
You may find her face familiar as she has been on our TV sets in many guises over the years in programs such as The Bill, Casualty, and Family Affairs, Dad’s Army, Jeeves and Wooster, A class by Himself and as a regular in the soap London Bridge. More recently in The Da Vinci Code..to name but a few.
Lesley Coidan of Couture Beading
Lesley Coidan has decades of experience in design and beading.
for 16 years from 1973-1989, she ran ‘Spangles’, a couture beading company in off Carnaby Street in London. It was a very exciting period for women and fashion, and she worked for the top designers of the day, among them Bill Gibb, Hartnell, Bruce Oldfield, Jacques Azagury, worn by Princess Diana, Belleville Sassoon, a favourite with Madonna and Jasper Conran OBE. Also commissioned by Elizabeth Emmanuel to embroider Elizabeth Taylor’s last wedding dress.
She has worked many of the Royal costumes, and some of the Royal Wedding dress bead embroidery. In addition she has a legacy of commissions for film some of these credits include ‘Evil under the Sun’ , ‘Death on the Nile’ , Bond films , Super girl’, Spam lot , Sister Act, and more recently Nine; staring Penelope Cruz, Kate Hudson and Marion Cotillard. There was plenty of work from LE (Light Entertainment) in the BBC.
Beading Muhammad Ali’s dressing gown which he wore for the fight ‘Rumble in the Jungle ‘was one of the most amazing requests.