Beachy-keen.

Well hello out there, it’s been awhile – I feel as though I need to dust the cobwebs off this blog before I can post regularly again! Please excuse my extreme lack of updates for the past month. I’ve a new schedule I’ve been adjusting to with a new job, as well as Christian being away and back again. However, it’s been long enough and I feel like there’s no more excuses to be had so back to work writing posts for all you lovely readers out there!

I thought I’d make it a slow move back into the blog-o-sphere with this little update about some of the new jewellery I’ve been working on. It’s a wire wrapped bracelet that I made freeform while chilling at home alone the other night. I didn’t really have an idea in mind for the design other than the colours I wanted to use – soft blues and greens in the aquamarine stones and sandy peachs and nudes from the moroccan agate, peach moonstone and swarovski crystals. I’m actually really happy with how it turned out, it has a nice beachy feel – which I was going for – and incidentally, the wire form part of it almost resembles a fish making it more beachy I suppose.

Anyways, I promise I’ll get back to a more regular posting schedule now. I have some photos ready to post soon, just waiting on my trusty photographer/boyfriend to have the time to edit them before I can throw them up on the blog. Check back soon ¬†for updates. I promise the lazy, dog days of summer won’t be keeping me back any longer!

Cheers,

Ali

Bits and Baubles.

Strung bracelet of bamboo stone and yellow jade. Finished with smokey Swarovski crystals.

I made an order on Etsy recently of some beautiful new gemstones including some luxe citrine briolettes, Moroccan agate, peach moonstone and aquamarine among other things. Anyways, with all the new gems I’ve been pumping out a few new designs and thought I would share them with you first! Check out the full post to see more pictures of the beautiful bracelet and a couple of pairs of wire wrapped earrings.

I’m extremely happy with the outcome of my newest designs. I’m having a hard time not just keeping them for myself, we’ll see how THAT turns out!

I’m feeling more inspiration coming on so expect to see more designs and my Etsy page up here soon! Let me know what you think of the new jewelry.

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Turquoise Bracelet: Take Two.

Blouse: American Apparel; Tank: gifted; Jeans: Harlow Premium; Shoes: gifted; Earrings: vintage/gifted; Bracelet: model’s own design; Ring: Olivier Soaps; Nails: Joe Fresh – Pumpkin. Photos: Christian Hapgood.

So, this is the outfit I paired with the bracelet today! I actually really love the colour tones and contrasts in the outfit. From the silver jewelry, the pumpkin nails, wine and fuchsia coloured tops to the turquoise stone the colours really popped. The simplicity of the outfit itself also really helped highlight my new creation.

The outfit fit the bill for me in that it was really simple and comfortable but, had lots of little details to fill out the look. Especially loved are the little screw-on silver earrings my nanny gifted me a few years back. They’re one of my most treasured pieces of jewelry – and really, possessions. I believe she received them when she was in her late teens, early twenties which puts them around late thirties – early forties. I’m no vintage jewelry expert though so I could be mistaken.

Also, another love is my moonstone and sterling silver ring I purchased from Olivier Soaps, at the former stall in the Saint John City Market. I’m a bit foggy on the details but the store owner mentioned to me that the sterling silver creation was made by a designer in British Colombia. This ring as has a special place in my heart because I thought I’d lost it a couple of months back. I tore around my house looking for it multiple times and also bugged a number of people to check their houses only to find it behind my dresser when I was moving – oops!

Once again this outfit demonstrates my love of chiffon and lace – and that’s probably the last time I should go on about that obsession¬† in a post for awhile!

Cheers,
Alison