More necklines

What about other necklines? Last month, I described the best shape/style of necklace that complements a few necklines.  There are a few others that you will probably have in your wardrobe. The turtle neck is popular during the Autumn/Winter season  and wearing a long necklace gives balance to the look. <BLOG_BREAK> You can wear chunky […]

The right necklace

Have you been in the situation where you have your outfit ready to go out and then you think –‘ what jewellery should I wear?’ You search high and low and try on short necklaces, long ones, beaded, silver and nothing works. What do you do?  Well,  if you’re like me I used to give […]

Chakra and macrame bracelets

Recently, I’ve been collaborating with a yoga teacher who introduced the concept of Chakra.  I heard about Chakra in the past, but hadn’t really explored in any depth.  My initial research showed that there are seven colours of the Chakra following the order of the rainbow.   The Chakra colours are:   Red:  The root […]

What is the colour for 2018?

Colour of the Year Since I discovered Pantone, I use them as a starting point for developing a collection.  Pantone is the organisation that sets the colours for the year and hugely influences fashion, design, home décor and anything to do with design.  For 2018, they have chosen Ultra-Violet. But why have they chosen this […]

What is your Mum’s favourite colour?

As Mother’s Day is just around the corner,  I thought I would dedicate this month’s musings to all the Mothers in the UK.  You may or may not know that I’m from Vancouver and Mother’s Day is in May over there so I usually try to buy my Mom a card and/or gift now and mail […]

A change of season

Autumn signals change with cooler temperatures and shorter daylight hours. The whole rhythm of life seems to shift after summer – kids are at school, adults back to work, businesses focus on upcoming trends to provide new products. In fashion and jewellery, there is also a shift in focus from heavier fabrics to statement necklaces.  […]

In the media!

Exciting news!!  I have been included in a national jewellery making magazine!  The focus was on how I started my business and where I’m going!<BLOG_BREAK>  I’ve had so much support from customers, family, the wonderful women I’ve met at networking events and of course, my coach, Angela Edwards from Jewellery Crafts Academy. I’m particularly grateful […]

Back to Basics

My passion for creating jewellery and beads has grown exponentially since discovering polymer clay.   Let’s explore this exciting medium – starting with the clay. What is polymer clay? Polymer clay was created in 1954 by a company called Staedtler in Germany and was called FIMO.   In the early days, it was mainly used as a […]

All about pink

There are so many shades of pink to choose from in fashion and jewellery.  This season – Pantone focusses on ‘Pink Yarrow’ – which is a subtler shade of fuschia.  But if you’re not a fan of the brighter palette of pinks like cerise or raspberry; there are softer hues such as  rose or blush. […]

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