The new range of handmade jewellery was released last week. Here is a brief introduction to a few of the designs – with more to follow!
This floral open locket is made in sterling silver. The front panel has been cut out by hand, while the inside of the back panel is gilded with 23ct gold and features a partially hidden rhodolite gemstone setting.
These are some of my personal favourite pieces from the new range! The leaves and citrine buds necklace features three sets of textured leaves nestling sparkling citrine gemstone settings. Also see the matching leaves and citrine buds earrings.
The butterflies on this necklace have been cut out from oxidised sterling silver which has been etched with my favourite damask pattern. See also the matching butterflies post earrings.
The double tulip pendant is made in copper with bonded sterling silver on the back. It is suspended from a sterling silver chain. The matching double tulip earrings have sterling silver posts.
The basket of flowers pendant has been intricately cut out by hand in sterling silver. Ditto with the matching basket of flowers earrings!
The row of daisies pendant is cut out by hand in sterling silver and features a sparkly golden topaz gemstone setting. The matching daisies post earrings also each feature a golden topaz setting.
I’ll introduce more new designs soon. For now visit the entire new handmade jewellery range.
I feel like I have been working hard on this range for an eternity. But finally at 6am this morning (that was before I’d gone to bed!) it was officially launched.
And here is a sample of some of the new jewellery designs:
The new range is a floral delight with inspiration being found in all sorts of different flowers and different ways of representing them.
New metals and gemstones
For the new range I’ve used some new bonded metals: 18ct gold and copper bonded to sterling silver. These provide some lovely colours and effects, including a luscious deep blue patina on copper inside some of the designs.
There are also some gemstones featured: ruby, rhodolite, chrysoprase, smokey quartz, citrine and topaz.
Check out the new range!
Visit the new range of handmade jewellery – and if you like it share it with your friends!
I’ll be at the Bowerbird Bazaar designers’ market at the Adelaide Showgrounds this weekend from Friday evening. If you’re in town come by and say hello – and check out lots of indie design and handmade goodness!
Several pieces from my brand new handmade jewellery range will be available at Bowerbird before anywhere else.
My new handmade jewellery range isn’t going to be launched in full online until May, however, as Mothers’ Day is looming large in Australia I have released a couple of new designs early – a chrysanthemum pendant and matching chrysanthemum post earrings.
These intricate flower designs have been cut out by hand in sterling silver. The pendant is finished with a delicate and sparkly sterling silver chain and the earrings have sterling silver scrolls to secure them in place.
Buy handmade for Mothers’ Day!
Check out these and other handmade jewellery ideas to make your mum’s day.
For delivery in Australia in time for Mothers’ Day 2013 you should order by 3 May for standard post and 7 May for Express Post.
I’ve been working my fingers almost to the bone over recent weeks as I make a large amount of jewellery both for the upcoming Bowerbird Bazaar designers’ market and for a shiny new range.
So while I am spending enormous hours slaving away at my bench, above is another sneak peek of some new work – rose pendants handmade in sterling silver, each with a ruby gemstone bead.
Some of the new range will be available early at Bowerbird (3-5 May in Adelaide). The entire range will be available in the handmade jewellery shop in early-to-mid May.
I’m still working on developing my new range of handmade jewellery and thought I’d share another sneak peek of some of the prototypes.
The finishes and metals used for these pieces may change before they’re completed, plus the pendants will be finished with chains, possibly some gemstone highlights, etc..
At this stage I’m planning on launching the new range in May, so stay tuned for more details!
I’ve been working hard on designing a new range of handmade jewellery over the last several weeks.
I’ve made a start on prototyping and testing some of the designs, so here above a very initial sneak peek of some very initial jewellery components.
Soon I’ll have more to share, so stay tuned!
Behind the scenes at the moment I’m busily working on designing and developing a new range of handmade jewellery, which I hope to have ready to launch in early-to-mid April.
To make way for the new range I’ve just added some more jewellery to the jewellery sale section of the shop.
Many of these designs will not be made again and all are on sale at a substantial discount – so be quick to get the pieces you’d like!
I have to confess that I’ve always felt a bit ambivalent about Valentine’s day for all sorts of reasons.
However, on balance it’s probably a nice thing to have a day where you are encouraged to tell people you love them – as long as you tell them on other days too!
But I think it’s also important to take the time to show yourself some love from time to time as well.
A special Valentine’s discount!
So in the spirit of this thought I’ve got a very limited 15% discount available for those who would like to show themselves a bit of affection with some handmade jewellery around Valentine’s day.
Enter the code loveme when you checkout from the Handmade Jewellery Shop to receive 15% off your purchases.
But be quick – the code expires at midnight (AEST) on 16 February!
If you’re looking to get your special someone some special handmade jewellery for Valentine’s day, here are my suggested order cut off dates:
Standard delivery within Australia:
6 February 2013
Express Post within Australia:
11 February 2013
International orders may still arrive in time, but may not!
PS. Check out my handmade cufflinks if you’re looking for gifts for men.
It’s a bit belated but … Happy New Year!
2012 was a very busy for my business with my busiest festive season ever by a very (very!) long way.
There was very little time for anything other than working, sleeping and eating. I think I only managed 2 days off between the start of October and Christmas eve.
So I ended 2012 feeling exhausted and with calloused and aching hands from having made so much jewellery and so many sets of Christmas pudding tokens! But also happy to have had such a successful year (and a big thanks to all of those who helped make that possible).
At this point in 2013 I’m still trying to take things a bit easy and am attending to a few personal things which were neglected during over the last few months.
I’m always very happy that my annual business cycle times in so well with the new year. Each new year really does feel like a fresh start for me and I’m able to spend some time with a clear head doing some serious planning work for the year ahead.
So that’s something I’ll be attending to in earnest over the next few weeks. At this point I’m not entirely sure what 2013 holds in store for my handmade jewellery business, but I have plenty of ideas lurking. I just need to flesh them out and piece them together and see what I come up with. Of course I’ll be sharing what’s happening as the year progresses.
I hope so far 2013 is being kind to you!
PS. The cherries were picked from the tree in my garden just before Christmas – along with lots more of them! They are the only produce I’ve been able to grow so far this season – mostly because they required almost no work, other than harvesting.
Well the big day is now looming large!
There’s still time to get orders delivered in time for Christmas within Australia, but it is strongly recommended that you upgrade to Express Post when you check out.
For a limited time you can get a free upgrade to Express Post for orders over $75 delivered within Australia.
Note that orders sent by regular post within Australia or internationally now may not arrive in time for Christmas. In addition items which are made to order (such as rings) may not be made in time.
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Final Christmas pudding tokens
I’m down to my final few sets of Christmas pudding coins for 2012 – there won’t be any more made until next year.
So if you’d like a set get in quick before they sell out!