Mum on the Run – Anathema Designs – uber cool jewellery designed Sian Rookwood, a Trainee Architect

The good thing about Anathema Designs is that the jewellery does the talking which, you will all be relieved to know, means that I don’t have to.

The jewellery is made by Sian Rookwood, who is a trainee architect moonlighting as a freelance jeweller.  Sian specialises in recycling broken or unusual objects and materials to create unique items of jewellery. Her aim is to change people’s perceptions about what is beautiful and what isn’t.

This heart necklace is made of Japanese chain mail and costs £25 which (I think) is far too little, given the fact that it is a unique hand-made piece. It’s a limited edition item and it’s the only one left, so anyone who wants it needs to be quick as I have my eye on it.

In October 2012, Sian was selected as a Judge’s favourite on BBC2’s “Paul Martin’s Handmade Revolution” and has since gone on to have her pieces used by stylists in photoshoots.

As jewellery making isn’t Sian’s full-time job, and because she is currently studying towards exams, there can be a time delay in turning orders around – but how much would you enjoy the anticipation of waiting for it to arrive?


You know me, I’m a sucker for anyone with amazing talent and I love the fact that with her architect’s training, Sian probably sees things completely differently to most people. Her jewellery is so different and would look equally great with a plain white T-shirt and jeans as it would adding edge to a LBD.

I have my sneaking suspicions that Anathema Designs is one to watch.


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  2. Anne
    April 9, 2013 / 7:41 am

    Very unusual….I love the heart chain and that bracelet is fab.~Anne

    • StyleGuile
      April 9, 2013 / 8:11 pm

      Hi Anne – lovely to hear from you. Loving your hair! Great choices and it's so nice to see something so different isn't it? Happy (belated)Easter.

    • Anathema Designs
      April 9, 2013 / 9:01 pm

      Hi Anne, I'm so pleased that you like the jewellery! Siân x

  3. The Flaky Fashionista
    April 9, 2013 / 7:53 am

    That jewellery is really unusual. I love the fact that it's so different. That first piece is lovely – have you bought it yet, Beth?!

    • StyleGuile
      April 9, 2013 / 8:12 pm

      Hi Helen – I'm with you on liking it because it's so different. No, I haven't bought it yet – haven't had time to but I hope that it's still there. Mind you, I love the bracelet too…

    • Anathema Designs
      April 9, 2013 / 9:03 pm

      Hi Helen, I'm so pleased that you like the heart necklace! I'm afraid that it was snapped up this morning by somebody, but I'm considering making a new limited run with a slight variation on this design, if there is enough interest in that! Siân x

  4. Anonymous
    April 9, 2013 / 7:07 pm

    I am new to reading your blog and have really enjoyed your commentary on fashion and busy life as a mum. I've been able to relate to many of your observations – on fashion and family life! Keep up the great work 🙂

    • StyleGuile
      April 9, 2013 / 8:14 pm

      Hello and thank you for your heartfelt comment.I'm so pleased that you enjoy reading the blog and I hope that it remains relevant to you. I am guessing that you too have a family which keeps you on your toes!

  5. Anonymous
    April 9, 2013 / 7:10 pm

    Btw, this along with being the first blog I've read, is also the first blog I've felt compelled to comment on! And I also very nearly bought the heart necklace last night….but am more a silver girl so thought the better of the brass finish. If only the steel option were not sold out! Mum22Girls

    • StyleGuile
      April 9, 2013 / 8:16 pm

      Ah and thank you again! I am sure that if you drop Sian an email she will do all that she can to help you in your quest. Loving the sign off – have just realised that you are a Mum to two girls, rather than a Mum of 22 girls!!!

    • Siân - Anathema Designs
      April 9, 2013 / 8:27 pm

      Hi, I'm so pleased that you like the heart necklace! I would be very happy to discuss the possibility of working out a slight variation on the design if you would be interested in that? If you'd like to talk through some ideas/options, please feel free to drop me an email using the contact form on my website:ân x

    • Anonymous
      April 9, 2013 / 9:22 pm

      Great news! Fabulous! I most certainly will do that. I am loving this blog even more than before!

  6. Anonymous
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    Wow these are fantastic. Will be paying the website a visit. Thanks. Marie S

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    This is a great recommendation, I have picked out the earrings / bracelets I shall be buying in the morning. Well done Beth – another fab recommendation that I would not have know about !

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