Spring jewellery

Its been a long time coming but Spring has finally hit my studio. After my trip to Malaysia last year I’ve been more inspired by using colour in my jewellery and this Spring collection is the result. Expect lots of duck egg blue, lemon, coral and gold.

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To celebrate my new jewellery collection I’m offering over 20% off my Spring studs collection if pre-ordered this week. Follow this link to see details of the 12 pairs of spring studs available:

http://mariecanning.co.uk/shop/marie-canning-jewellery/earrings/

 

Thanks for reading,

Marie x

 

 

 

Josie jenkins

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Beautiful landscape paintings by Josie Jenkins. Winner of the 2013 Valerie Sykes award, Josie is one of the directors of the studio I work in and I’ve admired her work since I joined two years ago. I couldn’t believe my luck when she gave me one as a wedding gift last year..I am a very lucky lady indeed!

This beautiful quote from Robin Brown from Sevenstreets sums these beautiful paintings up nicely;

“There are few things that have the pathos of entropy – the force of nature that inevitably erodes human endeavours. Think of crumbling ruins, abandoned factories and the careers of various Atomic Kittens. Josie Jenkins’ landscapes explore the dichotomy of these spaces; the peculiar edgelands that mark the boundaries between the city and the countryside, between man and nature.”

Links:

Josie Jenkins: http://www.josiejenkins.co.uk/index.htm

Sevenstreets: http://www.sevenstreets.com/

 

Wedding Jewellery at Victoria Sewart Gallery, Plymouth

Theres a beautiful exhibition about to begin at one of my lovely stockists – The Victoria Sewart Gallery in Plymouth. Its called ‘Ringing in the Changes’ and features the most beautiful wedding rings from jewellers such as Lucie Gledhill and Susanna Hanl. Myself and fellow stockists at the gallery have been asked to send jewellery to support the exhibition. So I’m getting a small collection ready. I first met Victoria at The Contemporary Craft Festival in Devon last June and I have been stocking the gallery since.

 

Heres a few snaps of the jewellery I’ll be sending to the gallery:

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porcelain rose rings

orchid studs

ivory rose pendant

 

lemon rose and gold gold studs

 

orchid studs in mint green and coral

 

I hope if you’re local to the gallery you get a chance to visit as it looks set to be a beautiful exhibition. Heres the link to the gallery website if you’d like to follow it online: http://www.victoriasewart.com/exhibitions/ringing-the-changes-2015/

Thanks for reading,

Marie x

Porcelain flower halos


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This weekend I’ve had my first wedding of the year and it was a wonderful one..the wedding season is truly upon us and I’ve been excitedly making beautiful bridal accessories for lovely bride to be’s.

I thought I’d show you a few photos of the bridal hair accessories I’ve been working on, in collages of close ups and model shots.

Firstly my summer flower halo – this halo is made up of handmade porcelain roses, peonies and tiny gypsophila. In a mix of ivory, blush and lemon, they are all held together with sterling silver wire:

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My lemon and ivory flower halo features little handmade roses in ivory and lemon with tiny porcelain gypsophila all collected together with gold plated wire. I wore my lemon rose halo on gold for my wedding day so I’m pretty fond of this one!

lemon and gold flower crown

My porcelain flower halos all began with this rose halo I began making last year. This is now stocked at my lovely bridal boutique stockists. It is coming soon to The Bridal Boutique Warwickshire and Perfect Day Bridal very soon which is very exciting. I love this halo and I’ve loved making it to suit brides colour schemes. This week I’ll be working on one to match a brides colour scheme of pinks, blues and burgundy and I can’t wait to see the finished result. This one pictured is made up of porcelain roses in ivory, blush and lemon on a sterling silver halo.

rose halo

I’ve always wanted to experiment with fabrics and to mix this with porcelain. In January I began designing some chiffon flower halos and the outcome was this blue forget-me-not style halo and this pink hydrangea halo. I love working with chiffon and its delicateness really suits the dainty porcelain. I’m also working on a lemon and mint green version of the hydrangea halo this week for a lovely bride to be and the colours are looking beautiful together.

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The forget-me-not style halo features blue chiffon petals with central lemon porcelain flower buds on a sterling silver halo

hydrangea halo

The hydrangea halo features blush chiffon petals with central mint green and ivory porcelain flower buds on a sterling silver halo.

And for something very sweet – my daisy chain halo. I made this last year and also made a version with gold petals instead of lemon for my friend to wear as bridesmaid for my wedding last September.

Daisy chain halo

I first began making accessories for brides after being asked to make some hairpins for a friends mums wedding. Soon after the lovely The White Closet began stocking them. 2 and a half years later and I’ve a few more added to my collection. Heres a selection of my porcelain and chiffon hairpins..porcelain roses, pink hydrangeas and forget-me-nots:

rose hairpins

hydrangea hairpins

bridal hairpins

All the above bridal accessories are available online via: http://mariecanning.co.uk/shop/marie-canning-bridal/head-pieces/

Images are by the talented http://www.onloveandphotography.com/

Beautiful wedding dresses from http://wildernessbride.co.uk/

Hair and makeup by http://wedding-bridal-hair-makeup.co.uk/

Model – Abigail http://www.lamoda-models.co.uk/

Thanks for reading,

Marie x

my new collection

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I’m so excited to announce that my new collection is now made, photographed and live on my website! Its always a fun, relaxing time in the year designing it and experimenting with new ideas. But then the time comes to make it and then arrange the photo shoot which is probably the most stressful part of the year!

But its all been worth it and I was lucky to have the amazing help of Giulia Zonza from  http://www.onloveandphotography.com/, Nicola Jewsbury from  http://wedding-bridal-hair-makeup.co.uk/ and Abigail from La Moda Models  http://www.lamoda-models.co.uk/. The photoshoot took place in the beautiful Butterfly House in Lancaster, the perfect setting. The little butterflies took a liking to Abigail and kept landing on her!

The lovely Stephanie from  http://wildernessbride.co.uk/ very generously lent us the gorgeous wedding dresses for the shoot and my talented friend  http://www.molliebrown.co.uk/ made me a very pretty pink chiffon tee which I will be wearing…alot!

After my honeymoon in Malaysia I’ve become a little orchid obsessed. I’ve never successfully kept orchids alive but I’m having another go and so far I have 4 which seem to be surviving! I loved the colonial architecture and the beautiful tiles in the streets of Georgetown, Malaysia and singapore. these influences have resulted in some new orchid style pieces of jewellery:

orchid pendant

all the beautiful colours in malaysia have inspired me to use more colour in my work this year. heres a little taster:

lemon rose and gold gold studs

duck egg blue and gold petal studs

orchid studs in mint green and coral

whilst i was on a ceramic artist residency in denmark 2 years ago i began making little twig brooches. i’ve now developed these and made them available to buy online. they are moulded around twigs and have sterling silver pins running through them. I’ve stained some with cornflower blue and lemon and added sweet peach glaze and lots of gold drops.

cornflower blue twig brooch

ivory and gold twig brooch    pastel twig brooch

Giulia photographed my new 9ct gold and pink rose pieces beautifully and they have been added to my website. They will also be making their way to the Bluecoat Display Centre in Liverpool. I have loved working with 9ct gold and can’t wait to build this range up over this year.

pink rose 9ct gold pendant

And now excitedly onto my new bridal hair pieces. I now have a few more bridal flower crowns to choose from. expect chiffon petals, porcelain gypsophila and peonies alongside my classic roses in beautiful pastel hues:

forget me not hairpins    blush hydrangea flower crown

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 Thank-you for reading,

Marie x