Dolly Cool is a little Jewel!

Those of you who saw my previous post about marvellous mermaids (read here) will remember me looking at some beautiful accessories to go with a dress I am having made by Silly Old Sea Dog.

The lovely Clare over at Dolly Cool was so very helpful with allowing me to use her copyrighted images, and when I told her what it was that I wanted them for, she very kindly offered to send me her Mermaid necklace to review for my blog.



Now, this was one of the necklaces I had mentioned on my previous post. A very “American traditional” Style of necklace, with a central anchor and  a Mermaid playing a seaharp either side.


The colours are just so very lovely on this. They are colourful in a muted vintage kind of way. The anchor is particularly cute with its pink heart centre, and the mermaids are saucy yet demure.


Clare makes all of her jewellery herself, and I was excited to receive this piece and start wearing it.


In less than 48 hours, the necklace arrived, very well packaged, with a lovely handwritten note from Claire.


Taking it out carefully (I can be a bit heavy handed) I was surprised to see just how delicate and high quality the item was. This design is hand drawn and coloured on plastic, then cut and sealed with varnish & attached to a silver plated chain. All by Clare herself!

This little beauty is available at  just £13.04, and it really is very much great value for money.


Because Clare makes everything by hand, and it is not mass-produced, you won’t see these pieces around every vintage/rockabilly lovers neck. I love the fact that they are a little more exclusive, yet not out of my price range.

I have already put in an order for the cute little blue octopus earrings and necklace set. After all, he is just TOO cute to resist!

I have several plans for future purchases too – There is a cute Carousel horse Brooch and I have also just spotted another little octopus, this time a Pirate octopus  in shades of black and red. I think he might need to come home to me soon too! Oh AND the matching earrings!

Clare also does custom items, and is so lovely to communicate with. Her messages are always read and responded to quickly and she was eager to answer any questions I had.


I know this won’t be the last time I am on her site, putting more things in my basket. Watch this space for future goodies!

Thanks once again to Clare for the use of her photographs. It is very much appreciated.

*****Whilst this item was gifted to me, all views within are my own*****

*****Prices are correct at time of publishing*****

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  • I remember your previous post and remember all the fab jewellery you featured too. I love the mermaid necklace it is gorgeous. We need to see it with your dress now 🙂

    • Tanya Brannan

      Indeed! I am just waiting for the dress to arrive, and then a full post will be done, Can’t wait!

  • Ruth Davies Knowles

    Such cute jewellery! I know someone who would love these! 🙂

    • Tanya Brannan

      They really are so very lovely – I have ordered more already 🙂

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    I love that it is all homemamde. I think it’s good to support smaller businesses.

    • Tanya Brannan

      Very much so! My husband is a small business owner, so I know how important it really is, and I try to where at all possible

  • These jewelry pieces are so pretty and unique! I love how they look on you! Cant wait to see your dress too! xoxo

    • Tanya Brannan

      I am so excited to get the dress, It should be here in around 10 days hopefully 🙂

  • Lottie Moor

    Oh wow, how cute! You’d never guess it was home made, its all such good quality! Looks lovely on you as well T!

    Lottie xx

    • Tanya Brannan

      Thank you sweetheart… just waiting on the dress now! x

  • Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    So cute – I love the necklace you are wearing! Need to check these out x

    • Tanya Brannan

      She is such a lovely lady to communicate with too! I have already ordered more

  • I absolutely love the sailor necklace and what a bargain for less than £14 pounds. Love the octopus set as well.

    • Tanya Brannan

      The octopus set has just arrived and it is so cute! I will be posting soon x

  • Kirsty Colquhoun

    Brilliant post and thank you for bringing such a cute and quirky designer to my attention! x

    • Tanya Brannan

      You are welcome Kirsty, she really is a lovely lady too x

  • Ooh I love the little blue octopus! It’s amazing that she makes all of these items herself, it’s so nice to be able to support small businesses like that. Absolutely love the bow too 🙂 x

    • Tanya Brannan

      The octopus set has arrived and it is as cute as I thought it would be! Oh,..and the carousel horse too 😀

  • Now those are some awesome pieces of jewellery – I definitely need to go and check them out! x

    • Tanya Brannan

      They are awesome, and so different too! Thoroughly recommend x

  • Melanie Edjourian

    Wow those are unusual, did you mention them on another post I am sure I saw something similar on your blog recently.

    • Tanya Brannan

      I did Melanie! They were on a wishlist, and I was kindly gifted the mermaid necklace to review x

  • That necklace is awesome! I love all of these designs! They’re so colorful!

    • Tanya Brannan

      Thats exactly what I liked about them too Liz! x

  • Jenni Grainger

    These are gorgeous designs and so reasonably priced for handmade!x

    • Tanya Brannan

      They are – suitable for even the tightest of budgets x

  • Dolly IS cool! My favourite is the horse!! I love it !

    • Tanya Brannan

      I have just had that arrive too 🙂 x

  • How adorable and unusual are they?! So cute and cool!

    • Tanya Brannan

      So very different which is exactly what I love! x

  • Jessica

    Cute jewelries. I would love to wear the blue octopus necklace.

    • Tanya Brannan

      I have just had the necklace and earrings arrive! Can’t wait to wear them

  • These are really cool! Love how bold and bright they are.

    • Tanya Brannan

      They are really striking! And so much choice too

  • Anthea

    Oh my these are super col. That blue octopus is brilliant and perfect funky Summer jewellery

    • Tanya Brannan

      They really are! so cute too x