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Surfing Mexico

Written by : Posted on April 9, 2015 : No Comments

Surfing in Mexico

Surfing in Mexico with Team Bekl’s Allannah Brown

Surfing in Mexico

Surfing Mexico has been a winter reality for Team Bekl surfer Allannah Brown. She’s spent the last few months tweaking her skills and having fun on the water before returning to the UK for the 2015 surf season and surf coaching she does. Below, we’ve shared some of Allannahs personal snaps from her time  in Mexico. We didn’t want to make you all jealous and all, but seeing as though we’ve had to endure the gruelling envy, we only thought it right to share 😉

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“Riding along on the crest of a wave!”

Surfing in Mexico

We only wish we could look this cool when we go surfing… the reality is much different! Allannah – Surfing Mexico!

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Allannah Brown, UK Womens Surfer, tearing it up!

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Carving the water… ! Go Allannah! Girl Power

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Making it look easy…

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Exhausted after a fun day in the surf. Mexico looks like a bit of a pipe dream! .. Surfing Mexico

Although the weather is pretty awesome in the UK at the moment, we can’t help but wish we’d have been for some winter sun too…  the idea of surfing Mexico wouldn’t have been turned down.

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Making friends, surfing waves and enjoying the heat. In the words of Chandler Bing could it BE anymore enviable!?

You can find Allannah on Facebook and Instagram. Visit her website here!

Here at Bekl we like to support young talent wherever we can. If you’re interested in becoming part of team Bekl, drop us an email to info@bekl.co.uk – we’d love to hear from you! We support most sports including sailing, surfing, windsurfing, watersports, snow sports and skate sports. We look for inspirational and outgoing people who are following their dreams. Do you fit that simple bill? Well, we’d love to hear from YOU!

The Journey of Bekl LifeStory Colourful Charms

Written by : Posted on April 1, 2015 : No Comments

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The Journey of LifeStory Colourful Charms…

We’ve had a lot of interest in the LifeStory charms from Bekl recently. Now that summer is coming, we thought we’d share with you the secret of our beads, and what makes them special charms. The truth is, these charms have been on a journey all of their own by the time they get to your wrists, and we thought this would make interesting reading for you all!

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Bekl Colourful Charms are drilled by hand in Derbyshire

The colourful charms start their life in Greece. Artisans make each and every bead BY HAND using local clay. The clay is sculpted into ’round’ discs and put in a kiln to bake. Once the beads are ‘cooked’ and cold, the charms are covered in a colourful glaze by hand. This means that each charm created for Bekl is totally unique. The beads often have their own little characteristics – often finger prints and chips too, adding to their character. Sometimes the glaze also ‘chunks up’ meaning the thickness of beads changes from charm to charm. It’s actually very charming 😉

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Our charms are also packaged by PEOPLE in our Derbyshire workshop, whilst checked for colour consistency and quality.

But that’s only half the story… once this process has been completed, the charms are then shipped from our artisans in Greece, to good old Blighty, where they are worked on in our Derbyshire workshop! The beads are individually drilled with our diamond drill bit, then polished by hand too… Once all that’s done, we lightly sand each of the colourful charms by hand to give that ‘seaworn’ look. And just like magic, your colourful charms are ready!

So as you can see, it’s not just a case of ‘we buy the beads and sell them on.’ These colourful charms, from the moment they are ‘born’ are individually crafted by hand at every step of the process. By the time they reach your wrist, they’ve been on a little journey of their own.

Not only do our charms represent your lifestory through their colours, but they also have stories of adventure to tell of their own, and it’s all written into their design…

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SHOP OUR BEKL LIFESTORY CHARMS HERE!

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2 weeks until LifeStory Launch

Written by : Posted on January 17, 2015 : No Comments

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The Lifestory Bracelets launch in 2 weeks time and we thought we’d share a sneak peek of the bracelets with you…

 

Above, are the natural leather examples of the bracelets. We have three colours available – natural with gold ends, brown with gold ends and black with black ends. A charm bracelet for both guys and girls!

 

The beauty of the bracelets is that each charm can be bought seperately and represents a different emotion, inspiration or motivation, meaning you can literally WEAR your daily motivation. You can also use the bracelet to coordinate your outfit!

 

The charm bracelets are made of the highest quality leather and use strong magnetic closures, making them the perfect gift and surf inspired charm bracelet.

 

The LifeStory collection of charms and bracelets will go on sale on 30th January 2015… We hope you enjoy the range, more images to follow!