Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Mummy Must Have Review | Knotlace

When I had bub I knew all hopes of wearing jewellery would have to go out the window for a while. Inquisitive little hands (and mouths) just don't mix with delicate, and often expensive, necklaces and nobody wants their ears ripped off when the baby grabs onto a dangly earring and holds onto it for dear life. So, in the interest of my own safety, I decided I could deal without jewellery.

Of course that only lasted a few months until I really wanted to start wearing jewellery again. Its easy to feel like you've lost your identity in a sea of vomit covered pyjamas and yoga pants, eventually I wanted to reclaim at least a small shred of my previous life. So I became insanely obsessed with teething jewellery as that kept both of us happy. Now that shes older though I'm getting a bit more daring and trying my luck at some normal jewellery and I've found the most awesome necklace for mums, the knotlace.

The knotlace is a completely flexible necklace that can be moulded into pretty much any shape you want. Its made up of a number of fused iron and stainless steel cups which allows it to bend. The knotlace comes in silver, gunmetal, antique gold, copper, gold and a number of multi-coloured options like the pink one that I got.

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Extremely versatile... like the tagline says, there really are endless possibilities with the knotlace. As its flexible (but still holds its shape once bent) it can be moulded around into numerous different positions to create heaps of different looks. One knotlace can work as a long necklace, short necklace, choker and even a bracelet. These are some of the looks I came up with, I personally like it best as a shorter length necklace with circles in the front.



The different necklace styles may look a bit complicated at first glance, but trust me they're not. And if I can do them, you're good, seriously. I did cheat however to get an idea of what to do by watching this video on the knotlace website. Once I had a rough idea I just played with it and created a bunch of random looks.



Kid friendly...  there are no clasps on the knotlace as its all one piece so kids can't unintentionally snap the clasp. The individual metal pieces that make up the necklace are also fused together and are incredibly strong so they won't break apart. Because there are no embellishments hanging off the knotlace there's also less temptation for kids to want to touch it in the first place. Having said that bub picked mine up and put it over her neck to look like me and ran around the lounge room all proud of herself. It was super cute, but I wouldn't recommend kids playing with it without supervision.             

Mum friendly...  this necklace is a mums best friend. It can be put on in a second flat, no fumbling trying to do up a clasp behind your neck that you just can't for the life of you see no matter how many ways you twist your head. Thankgod for that, especially when dealing with a frustrated toddler who just wants to get to the car and go... five minutes ago.

Knotlace adds personality to an outfit with very little effort. Thats a huge plus for busy mums who just need to get out the door as quick as possible. Most of the time there's no time for styling oneself from top to bottom, now I can pop on my knotlace and a quick twist here and there and I'm done. Its also great for both dressy and casual outings, just switch up the knot style.


I'm loving my knotlace and its been loads of fun fiddling around creating new designs with it. I also love that it can be a bracelet because I always have issues finding bracelets that fit my skinny arms and I can mould the knotlace to fit my arm properly, woohoo. I love the pink multi colour as I wear a lot of black, aqua and pink outfits and the necklace will go with all of them.

If you want a knotlace for yourself I've got you covered. Knotlace are offering Finding Myself Young readers a special 15% discount. If you're stuck for Christmas present ideas, a knotlace would make a great gift for an awesome woman in your life. Simply head to www.knotlace.com.au and use the code festive15 at checkout. Discount is valid until December 15th 2014.


Toni x

Disclosure - I was sent a knotlace to trial. All opinions are my own based on my personal use of the knotlace. I did not receive payment for this review.

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18 comments:

  1. Oh wow, that looks awesome! I've had so many necklaces destroyed by my kids and I just gave up wearing them:-( #TeamIBOT

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    1. Thats why I never bothered taking the risk in the first place :)

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  2. I hadn't heard of Knotlaces before reading this post! They do look very versatile, like having several different necklaces to choose from.

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    1. Yep its just like having heaps of different necklaces in one.

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  3. Gosh I am behind the eight ball - never heard of this but it's fab! A great gift idea also.

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    1. Get with the program Em! Haha. At least you have now.

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  4. Ahh these are great. My mum even has one similar to these. They are pretty cool.

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    1. They are pretty cool, Hayley keeps stealing it.

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  5. So delighted that you loved it Toni, thank you for such a glowing review.

    You did a great job with different styles, fab images and even more excited that bub loved it too!

    Enjoy!

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    1. Your welcome Emma, its so fun playing with the different styles.

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  6. Very pretty! I think it might make a great Xmas present for a friend :)

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  7. I saw them elsewhere tonight - love the idea and options.

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    1. Theres so many different options its really good value for money.

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  8. My 2 year old grand-daughter loves mine so we" share" fortunately I have several

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    1. Haha my daughter was running around wearing mine again this afternoon.

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