We Are Popping Up! POP x John + Pearl

We are super excited to invite you to the launch of our pop-up shop, POP x JOHN+PEARL!
On Wednesday the 15th of July we will hold a launch for our pop-up shop in Brixton, London at new shipping container village Pop Brixton.
Please come and join us for a drink and a chatter at our launch on Wednesday 15th July  in our very own a wood-clad tropical themed shipping container in Brixton’s newest event space POP Brixton.
We are launching our new AW15 collection, Vorpal on the night, as well as selling current season jewels and discounted past-season lines (up to 60% off RRP).
We’ll have some tasty tapas-y bites from Donostia Social Club, Wine from New Zealand Wine Cellar + tunes from CHOPSHOP as well as an Instagram photo booth run by our pals We Are Studio!
If you cannot make the launch, the shop is open every day, Tuesday the 14th to Sunday the 19th July.

We are hosting a series of mini events including live Periscope feeds, designer interviews, and jewellery-making workshops. For updates on what’s on throughout the week see twitter andInstagram @johnandpearl and follow the hashtags #POPxJP and #POPBrixtonshop

For all info, visit our event page on facebook or book tickets for events here!

See you at POP!
🌴🌴🌴
J+P x

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D.I.Y Easter Eggs, Glitter and Blue Fingers

Happy Easter from J&P! We love being creative, so to celebrate the season of guilt-free mass chocolate consumption, we created a little stop-motion Easter video! Click below to play.

To make your own dyed eggs for Easter there are some great tutorials about. For hard boiled edible eggs check out the tutorial on brilliant blog Honestly YUM.

We used hollowed hen eggs but duck eggs (which are white, not brown to begin with) will give a brighter colour.

To do them like ours, follow these steps:-

  1. Prick holes in either end of the egg with a large needle, making a larger hole at the wide part of the egg then from the egg’s pointy end, blow hard to push all the yolk and white out over a bowl.
  2. Next you dye them in a bath of food colouring. Mix up 2 tbsp of white vinegar to one cup of hot water and about 12 drops of food colouring. (I got impatient and brushed the dye on, hence the blue fingers!)
  3. When the eggs are dyed to the desired colour, remove and allow to dry then flick with metallic paint and glitter to created speckles.

For our video, we went the extra mile and sawed them in half to create our pop-open eggs. The sawing is not easy at all and I wouldn’t recommend trying as the shells are so delicate! We used a jewellers saw and micro-fine blade and broke a few in the process!

Have a go and make some fun mess! Our prep pics are below.

    

1. Prick holes in the eggs                          2. Dye (or brush on dye)

    

3. Splatter with flecks (gold/blue etc)        4. Go create!

Thanks for reading! If you want to check out our jewels, please visit our website www.johnandpearl.co.uk

J x

Maths For Your Health: Three Smoothies To Supercharge Your Morning

We are almost into Spring here in London but it is still a bit grey – let’s push through into summer with some delicious pastel-hued healthy smoothies!

We love colour at John & Pearl and drinking rainbow coloured juices is a fast and relatively fuss free way to get your 5-a-day, so here are our top blends.

To keep it simple I whipped up an infographic of twelve immunity boosting ingredients and three ways to use them. Personally – my favourite is the Coconana – inspired by a smoothie I LOVE from Rosie’s Cafe in Brixton, which is near our studio. (Go visit them – they do amazing stuff!)

Super Hero Smoothies Infographic

Thanks for reading! If you want to check out our jewels, please visit our website www.johnandpearl.co.uk

J x