My order from Sweet & Tiny Shop‘s sale came in much earlier than expected! Sweet & Tiny is a UK-based jewelry maker specializing in very detailed recreations of cute pastries. Deco pastry jewelry and accessories are pretty commonplace in this fashion, but Sweet & Tiny’s classical styling and attention to detail and presentation really make them stand out.
My order was shipped the day after I paid, and took exactly a week to reach me. Everything was packed neatly in a bubble mailer, with each item in its own cute patterned cellophane bag. I also appreciated the postcard that was included- another postcard for my collection!
What immediately stood out was how large these pieces are! Both pastries are a little over an inch tall. I prefer smaller pendants and rings, but at this scale the textural detail and subtle coloring are more noticeable, which is a nice compromise.
Both pieces are also coated with a clear glaze to help preserve the colors and material, which is pretty glossy in some lights, but not so much as to be distracting.
The religieuse is sturdily and neatly mounted to its ring base with a strong epoxy, and all of the signature details of the dessert were recreated faithfully. The only (dubious) flaw is that the pink “icing” seems creased or wrinkled in places, as if it was mishandled or shifted before it finished drying- but it trips me out because it looks so similar to the cracks and creases that form in real icing on full-sized desserts. So I’m not too bothered by that, and it’s not noticeable unless you’re inspecting it closely.
The eclair adds a nice pop of color without being overwhelming- I really like the pale mint tone, and the trio of pinks complementing it. The miniature Eiffel Tower charm is such a cute detail! The findings and chain on the necklace are all pretty good quality and don’t seem likely to break or discolor, based on jewelry I own made from similar findings. My only quibble here is that the pearl set into the icing (same as with the pearl topping the religieuse) is a bead, rather than a flat-backed pearl, and so the hole running through it is completely visible. Again, not a huge flaw, but flat-backed pearls would give a more polished finish.
Overall, though, I’m thrilled with my new jewelry and with how smoothly this order went! Sweet & Tiny won’t be restocking for a while thanks to their appearance at the upcoming La Vie En Rose event, but when they do, I’ll definitely be ordering again.