Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Congratulations to Eric Loubser for winning the Technical and Manufacturing Excellence award at the PlatAfrika Awards ceremony on saturday - we think it's a totally awesome piece of jewellery by a really talented young designer, and we're proud to have some of Eric's other pieces at Tinsel. Liz Loubser, another designer represented at Tinsel (and Eric's mom), also won an honourable mention for Most Commercially Viable piece at the awards, for her beautiful platinum leaf necklace. Go team!

Friday, July 23, 2010


If you've ever had a hankering for a Care Bear brooch or Tintin earrings then you're in luck, since we're discounting our stock from talented pop jeweller Megan McFall, aka Starbright Girl, by a whopping 50% - so come and get your own little piece of fabulousness asap!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A cameo and some bambis...

Silver bambi bracelet with one gold bambi by Geraldine Fenn, and silver cameo ring by Collect

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Just landed....

Silver and perspex ring by Tracey Lotter and silver crochet earrings with green glass beads by Chey Michau.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

brooches by Trinket

Fabulous perspex and steel brooches by Trinket...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Foosball man charm exclusive to Tinsel....

Celebrate the World Cup with this little guy designed by Geraldine Fenn just for Tinsel - available in the Jo'burg shop for R480, or we can send you one anywhere in the country for an extra R70.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Tinsel is a shop focusing exclusively on contemporary jewellery designed and hand-made by some of South Africa’s most exciting jewellers. Owned by Jaci Jenkins and Geraldine Fenn, Tinsel proudly supports local design – providing a great space for jewellers to showcase their work where it is accessible to discerning customers.

We are very passionate about local contemporary jewellery, and our goal is to make a big impact on consumers – encouraging them to choose the work of talented South Africans over imported jewellery. There is so much exciting new design happening here for us to be proud of: that’s the message of the shop, and we hope people walk away feeling inspired by the beautiful jewellery.

Currently we stock work by nearly 50 designers, ranging from very established jewellers to hobbyists and students. This means that we have a huge variety to choose from, and there is always new and interesting stuff on display, in a range of different styles and materials. Having fresh design in the shop is important to us - so check back here often for new arrivals at the shop

Bamboo Centre, 53 Rustenburg Rd, Melville, Johannesburg, South Africa

Welcome to Tinsel's blogspot! We aim to bring you details regarding new stock arrivals as well as links to cool design happenings in SA!