Today is a special Food Friday, instead of doing a regular post I’m very pleased to be able to review some items from Non-Dairy Confectionery!
Non-Dairy Confectionery is a sweets deco jewellery and accessorie shop on Etsy run by the lovely Sara. I’ve been talking to Sara via email for almost a year now as she’s been a reader here. I’ve been a fan of her work since I first saw photos of her creations so long ago so when she told me she was opening a shop I was really excited to see more of her work and add it to my “to-buy” list. She was way ahead of me though and was nice enough to post me a care package, I felt so special when I picked up the package from the post office 😀
So let’s get down to it!
Shipping: Around 14 days, which is standard airmail from the US to Aus. Packed in a very cute satchel which had deco tape and drawings all over it. Everything was wrapped well and nothing broke on the way over, very happy with the shipping.
So what did I get?
4 adorable rings, a case for my iphone and whipped cream earring studs.
First off the iphone case!
The design is built on a clear hard plastic iphone case which fits snugly over my phone and doesn’t make it bulky. I was concerned that the icecream scoops would make it bulky and heavy and but it’s very light and I honestly don’t notice a weight difference with it on or off the phone. It still fits in the phone pockets of my bag too so not bulky either. Double plus!I love the design, the fact that it’s totally custom and has a gigantic V in it makes me a very happy girl 😀 The whipped cream is piped evenly and the peaks are all very well formed. all of the food items are so realistic, especially the icecream which is very hard to do.Overall I love this case! The cream doesn’t attract dirt like some other cream products I’ve had, it does well being left in my handbag and the design is super cute ^_^
Interestingly all of these pieces surpassed my expectations in durability too. That’s one of the things that I always worry about with sweets jewellery because if it’s not well made with the right materials it can be hard to keep clean and be quite delicate. Sara mixes her own blends of clays and I can really see the difference that it makes here because compared to other pieces I’ve had in the past these have really held up!
Next the rings!
Each ring is on an adjustable metal base which has a two band design.
The deluxe icecream ring is the most detailed out of the bunch and features chocolate topping, whipped cream, a waffle and sprinkles. I would actually quite like to eat this in real life also 😀 Out of the bunch this one has gotten the most attention when I’ve worn it. In fact I was in Sydney for a photoshoot a couple of weeks ago (more on that as soon as I’m allowed to talk about it!) and I happened to be wearing this one, the stylist spotted it and was so excited that she asked me to wear all of them in the shoot! I can’t wait to post some of the photos from that, it’s going to be awesome!
Anyway this is definitely the show stopper of the group 😀
The rainbow sherbet was my favorite overall. Etsy link here.
Something about the colours and design is just adorable and because it’s not massive I found it easy to incorporate into outfits. It’s quite simple at first glance but it really tops off outfits well. Lots of these are featuring in up coming outfit photos 😀
Next up is the whipped cream and orange ring. The whipped cream part is squishy and flexible. Again from being in Sydney that day I can attest to how durable these are because I was rushing around so much at the end that I just threw them all in my bag and forgot about them. They were in the front section without any protection and got bumped and crushed quite a bit on the plane home but when I unzipped it not one of them was even a little damage *_* It’s some kind of magic I tell you!
Lastly but not least the strawberry heart ring! This is awesome for people who love sweets but don’t like to dress in such an over the top way because it’s adorable but it’s quite subtle.
Lastly the whipped cream studs… well I would love to show you a photo of these but when I changed out of them in Sydney I think I left them on the hotel room bench ;_; The same quality goes for them though, squishy whipped cream, durable and cute design. I can’t believe how stupid I was to forget them, this is what happens when I only get 4 hours sleep! Even if I don’t have a photo, they look very similar to the whipped cream above minus the orange slices. Super cute so a plus for me on these too.
So overall thoughts? Everything is very well made, Sara clearly knows her materials well and works with them expertly. Durable and there are options for big over the top stuff as well as more understated pieces. With rings at around $10 and phone cases $25-40 the prices on her etsy store are very reasonable in my opinion especially when you consider the amount of work that goes into things like this. I love the designs and I didn’t find anything bad about them.
I would absolutely buy from this store and I’ve mentally put a whole lot of other things from Non-Dairy Confectionery on my buying list 😀 She’s been posting hair accessories and headphones on her tumblr lately so I can’t wait for more of them to make it to the store 😀