Après Ski is the line of accessories made by Lucia Vergara, a designer based in Barcelona. I first stumbled across this label last year sometime and then Shane surprised me with one of their beautiful sailing boat necklaces for my birthday.

This year they have bought out an awesome new collection called “Our garden needs its flowers”. This range reminds me of those pastel sweets you used to get as a kid. Remember them? They came on a piece of elastic and your sticky face would pull one off every now and then when the fancy took you. I wouldn’t recommend trying to eat these, but I would recommend trying to get your hands on one and I’m going to make it super easy for you to do just that.

The lovely folk at Après Ski are giving away a piece from their new collection. All you have to do is visit their site and then leave me a comment telling me which 2 pieces you like the most. You also have to like their Facebook page – you can do that by clicking here.

See, told you I would make it easy for you. If you blog or tweet about this competition, please let me know in your comment so I can throw in some extra entries for you. This giveaway is open to absolutely anyone, local or international and it ends on the 23rd of May. Good luck.

- Après Ski is a brand that identifies with the vintage aesthetic, original, special and unique look, and so most of her pieces are actually born of old materials, from the 40s to 80s. Golden brass and resin pieces, beads or antique fabrics found in Europe and intervened for their design and hand-glazed, all with craftsmanship, offering a look between the naive and romantic, casual and modern, always in limited editions.

The inspiration for Après Ski focuses mainly on the fauna and flora of Nature, geometric designs and universe, discovering their own history behind each necklace, bracelet, scarf or purse.

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07. May 2012 by angie
Categories: competition, COOL STUFF, GIVEAWAYS, handmade stuff, other cool bloggers, things i want | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 146 comments

Comments (146)

  1. I love the big yellow ball one, because it reminds me of the sun in primary school science project. “The big yellow one’s the sun!” – but I also love the dainty multi-string necklaces. Why with the choosing? WHY?

  2. okay, here’s my top 4 in order of preferance:
    K, bye now.

  3. love the long beeded pastel coloured necklace.

  4. Hi Angie, Love these – they really are so gorgeous. I would pick the Costa necklace. Have liked their Facebook page too and tweeted :) Holding thumbs

  5. So hard to choose but here are my top4 Balloon 1956, Congo and Iku (they match), Siracusia II. But actually love everything – i going to look into finding me a sugar daddy who can buy me all these pretty things!

    Their FB is liked and also mentioned it on twitter (@Huibri)

  6. ohhh i love love love the Young Timmy the Fox necklace and the Wood Little Animals bracelet!!!

  7. such a tough choice but I would pick:
    Siracusia II

    Tweeted and like it too! @shan_free

  8. Me please!

  9. “our garden needs its flowers”…I LOOOOVE it! Firstly I a graphic designer and florist, so the name and visual impact was an immediate overload for me. ‘Young Timmy the Fox’ immediately sprung out (taking my kitty who me on a chain, my bebe) and the ‘Congo’ is summer on a string! Pleeeeease please pretty please pick my name x

  10. I love the Albion, because the colour palette is pastel-perfection and the various parts look good enough to munch on. I also love Siracusia II because the name is intriguing and because it’s oh so now!

  11. wow… so tricky to narrow it down but after lots of crossing out and shuffling in my notebook….
    I’ gonna go for Siracusia 2 and Colage award x

  12. 1.My favourite one is Saturn, wich I actually own and wear almost everyday. I LOVE it

    2. Architecture #17 it’s so cosmic!

  13. I love this collection… it’s so fun and different!

    My favourites: Albion + Lagos – I love the colours and the length of the chains.

    I also love Collage Award + Young Timmy the Fox

    I tweeted: and I have liked them on Facebook xx

  14. PS: I pinned all my favourites to my “Lovely things” board on Pinterest as well. Heeeee x

  15. Mis favoritos de esta coleccion son Lagos y Albion. Me encanta la delicada combinación de madera y tonos pasteles. Beautiful!
    Tengo dos de la coleccion Arquitectura y los adoro!

  16. My favourites: Arquitecture #12 y Cocoa

    I have three necklaces :) Are so gorgeous!


  17. oh loveliness. Microscopium and Cocoa. yes. yes pleaseeeee

  18. I absolutely love Arquitecture pieces, all of them! Can’t choose

  19. I love all her jewelry pieces, but I’ll try to narrow my choice down. :-)

    From the new collection, my favorites are “Bi” and “Congo”.

    From older collections, I like “Norma & Leon” and “Filipa” (which I own).

    Hope I win!

  20. Hey, think my girlfriend would enjoy the sailboat or the balloon.

  21. Julia the Squirrle
    Lula Libelula

  22. Very cool stuff, love Collage Award, l’ atalante (sailboat) and leo is beautiful too- enjoy the whimsical pieces and the geometric stuffvery old school.

  23. Very cool stuff, love Collage Award, l’ atalante (sailboat) and leo is beautiful too- enjoy the whimsical pieces and the geometric stuffvery old school.

    Tweeted too :)

  24. Tweeted here:!/toritatham

    Thanks Angie, so excited about this xxx

  25. Dear Alex Deer and Microscopium and ummmm LOTS of others :)

  26. love architecture #17 and microscopium – beautiful colour combo’s… holding thumbs!:)

  27. Bi and Cocoa, although it was SO hard to decide!

  28. Hello dearest Angie and the lovely people at Apres Ski.

    Which I have discovered means “After Skiing”. The culture of sipping hot chocolate and eat fondues.

    Now back to my competition entry:

    1. I have liked the Facebook page of the lovely Apres Ski

    2. My two favorite pieces are:
    – Creme from the new collection “Our Garden Needs Its Flowers”
    and – Young Timmy the Fox

    I have tweeted about this lovely competition.

    But I hope no one else enters because I would like to win.


    I would.

    Thank you very much.


    You look lovely today.

  29. Luurve Microscopium & Arquitecture#23!!

  30. Albion & Siracusa are my favourites!
    Hope I win! :-D

  31. I don’t have any of the new collection neckelaces but I have to have Lagos! And maybe also Colony ;) I love them!!

  32. Oh My!

    My favorite giveaway ever!
    Let me see, i love all but if I had to choose it will be


    I fall in love with Costa in the launch of the collection! Great work! An inspiration for a daily outfit!

    p.s. I tweeted and facebooked :)

  33. hmmm.. decisions… I would love the Kasai as well as the Dizi!
    Such beautiful pieces Angie! My fingers are quadruple crossed!
    ♥♥♥♥♥♥ ******

  34. I will try to choose, I will!
    1. Manitas y sobre
    2. Young Timmy the fox
    but they are all so nice!

  35. I love them all, but if I have to choose: Lagos and microscopium

  36. My favourites: Lagos and Arquitecture #17

    I have tweeted (@tempsfugit) about this lovely competition and shared it on my facebook page (Saina Cámara), too.


  37. Hi Angie!

    I absolutely love ‘Lagos’ and ‘Colony’ – I think either one would just make my neck the prettiest ever.


  38. Hola,
    Me encantan crema QUID y BI, tienen mucho de tribal pero a la vez muy moderno y contemporaneo.
    Acabo de conocer la marca, pero ya la guardo para hacerme algun regalito.

  39. It’s of course really difficult to choose just two, but I really really like White Lodge and Euclides

  40. Oh my word, sudden hyperventilation. I have pinned in a while and these goodies NEED to go on my accessory love board.

    Top two loves:

    Sigh, beautiful gorgeous, need in my life!

    I tweeted:!/Jen_Searle/status/199800029064609794

  41. So hard to choose, but I am MAD for Young TImmy the Fox, right at the bottom. He’s special. I love Creme too. Really truly lovely!

  42. i don’t even think choosing a name for my child will be as hard as this was! but collage award and arquitecture # 23 are definite winners

  43. My favourite pieces are: Congo and Achitecture #23.
    I adore the simplicity, elegancy and tenderness from all collections by Après Ski.
    I would love to put on my neck, feel his touch and live with it.


  44. hi there

    these definitely are mouthwatering!!

    my personal favorites are Cocoa because of all the pretty colours and Euclides for a bit of edginess.

    well done to the designer for choosing all the beautiful ancient names for the pieces!!

    love it


  45. Ohhh, i loved the large ones!!
    Have a nice week!! :)

  46. hi angie –

    they have beautiful stuff –
    my faves –
    1 – dulband
    2 – euclides

    holding thumbs!

  47. ooooooohhhhh! I just adore the Balloon 1956 and Lagos!!!! …but me wanta dem all!

    Just liked their fb page:)

  48. Love love LOVE the Lagos and Dulband… so hard to choose though!

  49. I’m a big fan of Après Ski. I think Lucia has a lovely taste and create very beautiful jewerly pieces.
    My two favourite pieces of “Our Garden Needs Its Flowers” are the Dizi bracelet and the Lagos necklaze.

  50. my favourites are:


  51. These are absolutely so pretty! I love everything! But for my two faves I would have to say: Cute Garland and Euclides. I love flowers + geometrical pieces…they’re so lovely. :)

    I liked on Facebook! Thanks so much for the chance!
    justeena_25 at yahoo dot ca

  52. Todos muy bonitos, pero mis favoritos son


  53. These items are “out of this world”! – the Saturn necklace, White Lodge necklace and the Saturn bracelet :) (Liked the FB page too)

  54. I liked on facebook!

    My favourites are:
    – Euclides
    – Kasai

    I love Apreski, I already bought an ice cream and I love it too!
    Thanks for this giveaway
    Love your blog too

  55. My favourites are:

  56. Conozco Ápres Ski y la nueva colección es estupenda, los colores son tal cual los defines tú como una fuente llena de pasteles!!!!

  57. these pieces are EVERYTHING.

    love orion; saturn & collage award.

    i’ve liked their facebook page, and i’ve tweeted you as well “@Anda_Pants” :)

    thanks for the give awa


  58. Well, I bought a cosmic icecream last year which I’m pretty sure is giving me good vibes, and cocoa and icecream go pretty well together right? Cocoa necklace for the favourite then. Plus I love dots on anything, peow! I don’t use twitter, but I will definitely ‘like’ both of you. Have a good day!

  59. lagos and dizifrom the new stuff
    but i still like so much also MY fox and the palm *___*

    love u darling


  60. I want, I want! I need, I need! : Microscopium and Arquitecture #12

  61. Hum! Qué alegría de ver vuestras nuevas creaciones! Guardo la constelación que compré el año pasado como un tesoro, y cada vez que me la pongo me vienen a la cabeza muchísimos momentos veraniegos! Qué ganas de calorcito otra vez y de hacer un poco el indio con cualquiera de ellos: cocoa! congo! kasai! Todos preciosos! Felicidades!

  62. I already have 2 necklace from Après Ski… I absolutely love Lucia Bergara’s charms! And the way she packages them up… She always takes care of every little detail. Gorgeous!
    My 2 new favourite pieces are:

    – Architecture #12
    – Cocoa

    I’ve liked her Facebook Page and tweeted her site (and this one!). I would love to have another Apres Ski necklace… Thanks!

  63. I am a huge fan of Aprés sky, there is no day i don´t visit her site.
    I already have 3 but I would buy all of the, [[

    My two favourites are:

    – Creme

  64. Hi !

    “Bi” and “Lagos” are my two favourites O_*


  65. Hello,
    so hard to choose, but Costa and Lagos are my favourites ;)



  66. The new collection is amazing. Ethnic inspiration with a pastel twist. Great!
    I like Congo for the simplicity and the soft colors and Euclides for the sleek geometry.
    p.s. I just tweeted about it! (@FrancescaFrangi)

  67. Hi!
    First of all, congrats to APRÈS SKI for the fantastic collection -hardly you can choose just only one! Great color combinations, simple shapes, fresh designs ….

    My favourites are:

    Hoping having one of them in my hands soon!!


  68. collage award, Little bird and the lagos beads.

  69. Following direct orders and entering for some fancy neckwork, Ang. :D
    I’m in lesbians with these two pieces: “Winner Horse” & “L’Atalante”.


    Boom. x

  70. Hola! mis preferidos de la nueva colección son:


    aunque todos me gustan! Lucía es toda una artista!
    un bico

  71. LOOOOve the Arquitecture and Indus necklaces. Its exactly what you said. looks like those sweets. x

  72. Hi!!! It´s so difficult to choose two pieces of the Apres Ski collection….I like them all!!

    -Arquitecture 23

    Thank you!!!
    I´ll post the collection in Pinterest “Sanpetesburgo”


  73. Lagos and Arquitecture #17 are my favourites!

    I have tweeted about this competition (@AyozeAguilar),

  74. My favourites are Lagos and Manitas y Sobre. I blogged about it here:

  75. Dear Terrestrians,
    here on Asteroid B22 everything is fine, expecially now that I have an internet connection.
    I dont’ know how it is like on Earth as far as necklaces are concerde, but I really am glad to be able
    to see Orion ( from my window, and also the wonderful Saturn (

    Letty C.

  76. My favourite ones are Indus and Extraperlo Palm! I have also tweeted about it (@stra_watson)!

    Would love to own one of these necklaces! : )

  77. (@srta_watson) !!

  78. oh my word… I LOVE IT ALLL…

    I love the pieces titled

    and naturally microscopium…

  79. My favourites are:

    Arquitecture #17
    Extraperlo Palm

    It´s difficult to choose two pieces of the Apres Ski.

  80. FAN!!!

    My favourites are:

    Extraperlo Palm
    Arquitecture #12

  81. Hey Angie

    It took forever to pick two, they’re all so lovely!
    Lagos and Arguitecture #18 won out though.

    I’ve tweeted about it.!/elna_s

  82. Mis favoritos son:
    – Bi
    – Lagos

    Brillante mezcla de colores y materiales. Combinables para cualquier color de camiseta o vestido. Muy originales

  83. wow, very pretty things, very hard to choose just two! But i think i’ll go for the new stuff.

    1. Dizi
    2. Congo

  84. I love love love these!

    I would pick Costa and Iku but I love all of them.

    Enjoying the Memphis influence on the “Our Garden Needs Its Flowers” range.


  85. Loving the Aquitecture #23 as well as Bi. Thanks for introducing Apres Ski to me. Lovesit! x

  86. Me encantan:
    -Arquitecture 23, con el triangulo rosado!
    es una maravillosa colección, que da un toque de color a cualquier conjunto.


  87. i am SO in love with apres ski, and LOVE that you have them on your giveaways!!
    i just wrote a blog entry about them… and had a tough time choosing my 8 FAVES let alone 2!
    but. alas.
    arquitecture #23, and endeavour yank my heart strings in the right ways….. so. them.

  88. AND i included you in my blog entry….. yay!

  89. Congratulations to Lucía for this new awesome collection. I’m myself a fan of her products (already have White Lodge, Young Timmy The Fox and Swan necklaces) and I feel she truly knows how to innovate in all her creations.

    Mi favourites right now, seeing her new collection would be “Congo” and “Bi”. Both are inspirational and have a tribal and savage feeling I simply adore. Also the materials and colours look just delicious, I’m eager to wear one of them!


  90. These are so lovely!! It’s a really hard choice…I think i would have to go with Lagos and Bi. They are beautiful and so fun. Pastels are my new obsession right now.

    AND I’m including you in my blog post for today :)

  91. Maria

    the ones i like the most are ” albion” and “euclides”

    mmmm ;) i really love this collection
    Good Luck

  92. Hi! Hard to choose, but these are my favorites:
    Congratulations Après Ski!

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  94. Hey Angie,

    I’ve commented above, but I also blogged on it..

    Have a good one.

  95. liked page / ana amanti
    I like a lot of the necklaces like the squirrel necklace and manitas y sobre and tropical charms etc…
    tumblemumbo at

  96. Hey! Love this stuff :)

    Loved the L’Atalante and Arquitecture #9 the most! :)

  97. Hello! They are ALL lovely.. But if I have to choose…
    -siracusia ||
    – saturn bracelet

  98. Hola!

    Euclides y Axioma.

  99. i ADORE the Cute Garlend Necklace & the Orion necklace <3 I already have bought the Leo, so now these two will go amazing together !! Please make my day !!!!


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  101. I love Barcelona and I love these pieces. My favourites are Microscopium and Lagos. The colours are beautiful.

  102. I LOVE the Congo, L’Atalante and the Lagos one!
    Absolutely aaaaawsome!xx

  103. Oh my gosh they’re all amazing! I’d go for the Congo and the Costa…but then I also need to order the Euclides and Young Timmy the Fox :) x

  104. I love the Lagos and the Lichi….but also the Siracusia II.

    Also love the model. So cute!

  105. I really loooooove all the pieces but I think my favourite are the lagos one and kasai one..

    luck for everyone!

  106. L’Atalante ans Siracusia… although it’s hard to pick! x

  107. Liked the facebook page! Love all of this jewelry, its so original! If i had to choose it would be Arquitecture #23
    and Euclides.

    Lovely giveaway! :) Thanks

    Also tweeted @Sunshine_Amy

  108. Ooh la la! All so beautiful, but I really love Cocoa and Kasai. Amazing pastels and colour combinations x

  109. Such pretty stuff
    I love balloon 1956
    And collage award

    Crossing my fingers to win this one :)

  110. I would have to say Lagos. Not only because I have been there, but also because it is a magical piece and it would look absolutely lovely with a dress I made this weekend :)

  111. Oh, and the second runner up would be Microscopium! What a great name :)

  112. Me and my drooly desktop looove “Bi” and “Kasai”
    I would like to drool on them too.. all of the day.. and night. and for ever and ever.

  113. Ah, Apres Ski is the best! I’ve been lusting over their palm tree necklace for some time now. Lucia is a huge inspiration to me in my own jewelry line as well – she makes great stuff!

    From the new collection, I am obsessed with the Iku bracelet (love the polka dots) and the Lagos necklace. The pastel color pairings are perfect, and really reminiscent of the 90s which is OBVIOUSLY a must right now!

    I ‘liked’ Apres Ski on Facebook, and also tweeted/shared on tumblr!!/melissamaquino/status/202492853325283329

  114. I love Aprèski and have some necklaces but now

    My favorites are

    -extraperlo palm
    -saturn bracalet

    … and I can continue


  115. Quiero quiero quiero….
    Primero antes mas nada, felicitaciones a los creadores!
    A cual mas lindo que el otro,
    “Hermosa esta nueva colección!
    Todo el Diseño, la elección de colores, hasta los nombres estan monísimos!

    Yo me quedaria chocha con Kasai o Cocoa,

    Sigan asi…


  116. very nice indeed!

    My favorites are

    -extraperlo palm
    -saturn bracelet


  117. I want and love the INDUS necklace. So art nouveau-ie and mint green is always yummy!


  118. Love all their things! Favs are Apollonio and L’ Atalante


  119. Liked them over on facebook (:

    My two faves are Indus and Arquitecture #12

  120. I love Kasai and Arquitecture #18. I have been following Lucia’s work since her first brass animals collection. All her work has impressive aesthetically and conceptual references. Her pieces are delicate, beautiful and somehow emotional.

  121. Hello lovely Angie!

    As a jewellery designer myself I am amazed by these lovely pieces. So absolutely beautiful!!! My favorite is the Apres-Ski 2, everything about it makes my heart smile from bulge to bulge!


  122. Oh i LOVE *kasai*, and *colony* -but choosing was a hard one. I love the candy sweet colours, the fun geometry and even the fun animals in these pieces… Love them! I’d feel extremely LUCKY to be chosen by Chance!

  123. I think I would really struggle to wear one of these pieces without wanting to surreptitiously nibble on it all the time! They look like candy bracelets and ice cream and picnics. Too beautiful and nostalgic. I love the simple geometry of Apollonio and would at least like to give Congo a taste, although Arquitecture #20 looks delicious too… Choosing = too difficult… have twitted a tweet so please be sweet and bestow upon me pastel treats…


  124. Wow, these are great! They remind me of Halloween candies :) The color combo on their Kasai necklace just feels so harmonious to me; blue and yellow rocks! I also like Indus because I can’t get enough of seafoam~

    Thank you for this sweet giveaway!

  125. Amazing giveaway, beautiful jewellery!!!

    My faves are Lichi and Edo!


  126. Hi!

    I would love to be the happy owner of Arquitecture 18, and Edo, as they would be the perfect gifts for my mom’s birthday!


  127. i love all!!!! But i´d be so happy to wear arquitecture 19 or saturno on my neck!!!! Are so cute!
    Gracias desde España! Y enhorabuena por este fantástico blog!


  128. I loooove Après Ski!
    It’s hard to choose!
    I love Saturn and Tropical Charms.
    Fingers crossed…

  129. I really love Lagos and Bi! Both are so perfect and delicate!

  130. Me encantan los diseños de Lucía y por eso ha sido muy difícil elegir, al final me he decidido por los modelos de collares Albion y Lagos, por elegir algunos de la última colección. Mi enhorabuena a Lucía Vergara por sus diseños y a vosotras por vuestro blog. Mucha suerte a todas las participantes y gracias por el sorteo.
    Estrella Checa.

  131. My favourite two have got to be the Dear Alex Deer and Indus pieces. Such stunning, incredible jewellery! It’s awful to have to choose!
    I’ve also Tweeted about the competition on my twitter account (LD_P).
    Thank you for the lovely giveaway and for sharing the brand with us! Seeing beautiful things almost always brightens my day. :)

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  133. I love the Architecture #19 and Balloon 1956!
    I love the Crux one too :)

    Happy days to everyone and really lovely jewellery!

  134. My favourites are ‘Lagos’ and ‘Albion’, although it was really hard to choose for me as well. Love your blog and love Aprés Ski!

  135. I AM WEAK AT THE KNEES for– Cocoa & Edo
    Soo lovely!


  136. My favourites are the Collage award necklace and the Siracusia II necklace :)

    Such pretty things

  137. I LOVE the:


    I like on facebook – Ivanna Abigail Kemp

    Thanks again for a great competion

  138. wow, only two favourites?? think it will have to be kasai and indus, so delicious! :)

  139. phew, 10 min to go. Congo is nice.

  140. Hi :)

    I adore young timmy the fox and my rosary.


  141. Albion is nice as well

  142. L’Atalante is beautiful! But I also can’t take my eyes off Balloon 1956 and Saturn! Wow, how wonderful.

  143. My two favorite pieces are the Hole Butterfly necklace and the Bi necklace…such cute colors!

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