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

peonie

hair

gold

 Thank-you for reading,

Marie x