Don’t just take our word for it, flick through any top fashion magazine, Elle, Glamour, Vogue, Cosmopolitan etc. and you can find a wonderful array of asymmetrical earrings featured. The catwalks around the world, are also brimming with models who are wearing fantastic asymmetrical earrings.
The earrings above and below are a new addition to our asymmetrical range of jewellery. They are dramatic and very eye catching when worn. They feature a pair of spectacularly coloured, man-made opal triplets. These beautiful opal triplets have been specially made for us and they show a wonderful play of colour. We are so pleased with them.
We love this print as it looks so much like Rosie,our Jack Russell Terrier, she even has the same pink belly.
When we met Helen at a craft fair that we were both exhibiting at, we were very pleased to find that she was a fan of our work and that she already owned some of our jewellery. We fell in love with the “Daydreamer” print, along with a number of others that Helen was exhibiting. At the end of the show we were all very happy to exchange some work. John and I gained a couple of lovely prints and Helen took home some new earrings, a win, win situation.
Thank you Mr.X. A customer of ours commissioned a button pendant/necklace to match the cufflinks that his partner bought for him, from our website, as a birthday present. It hadn’t occurred to us to make a matching pendant to our button cufflinks and button ear studs and thought that it was a good idea.
We initially thought that a single button on a chain may be too simple and offered Mr.X a number of alternative ideas, including a necklace with the sterling silver button hung on a chain with various gemstones, similar to our star necklaces.
We also came up with the idea of a more elaborate necklace with some African blackwood hand carved beads at either side of the silver button
but Mr. X decided on the simple button on a chain. We think that it works well. Thank you Mr. X for reminding us that sometimes less is more!
Yorkshire and Lancashire have a rich history in producing fabrics and although many of the mills have now closed, there are still some producing some of the best fabrics in the world, suit fabrics in particular. If you are interested in the history of the cotton mills then Helmshore Mills Textile Museum in Helmshore, Lancashire and the Bradford Industrial Museum are great places to visit.
Because of this history, in Yorkshire and Lancashire, we still have some wonderful haberdashers and fabric mill Shops. I can quite happily spend many hours in these places, not only contemplating the endless possibilities of what to make from the abundant choice of fabrics but it is also a real treat for the eyes!
I love this mill shop and can happily get lost in this place for hours. It is like being a child in a sweet shop, I always buy more than I initially came in for.
We love to use colour in our jewellery, as you can see below.
All of the above jewellery can be found on our website.
Like most quartz minerals, amethyst is found all over the world. The finest amethysts are found in Uruguay, where it is the national gemstone. It is also found in Brazil, Russia, India, Zambia and Namibia.
Amethyst can be found anywhere where lava has been close to the earth’s surface. Scientists believe that amethyst is formed in two stages. Firstly, an amethyst geode is formed from gas bubbling and being captured in the lava, causing cavities. The cavities then fill up with a liquid that contains a small amount of iron, which over time forms amethyst crystals. The geodes look very plain on the outside but when cut open they reveal a spectacular display of amethyst in the middle. These geodes can be found in varying sizes.
We use amethyst often in our jewellery. We love the rich, purple colour. Below are some examples of amethyst in our work.