Sunday, 14 July 2013

The Quarterly Afternoon Tea Club at Hampton Court Flower Show

The Quarterly Afternoon Tea Club has been quietly munching through delicious afternoon teas throughout the past year without posting any reviews. This does not mean that excellent teas have not been experienced, we have simply fallen out of the habit of reviewing them.

However, on Saturday we had a really delicious afternoon tea at the Hampton Court Flower Show, served in the exceedingly hot but delightful surroundings of the show. Top marks to Cunard, who had concocted a compact afternoon tea for two at £24, which we enjoyed in the shade of a tre outside the Tea Palace tent. Expecting to be underwhelmed we were delighted, first with the sandwiches (so important to the overall experience) which were all very tasty, apart from one which was strangely empty... but which we swiftly converted into a cream and jam sandwich so no harm was done. Secondly with the perfect scones served with a light clotted cream and strawberry jam, followed by a selection of delicious little cakes. Served on a darling little three-tier stand and china crockery, with Twinings breakfast tea. I saw people's eyes widen as I walked past with the tray towards our little table...

Aves Silver Feather Earrings

Long pendant 'Aves' earrings featuring textured Rhodium-plated* feathers connected to Sterling Silver lever-back hooks via faceted rondelles of deep blue Iolite. The feathers measure 4.4cm long.

Price: £28.

*Rhodium is widely used as a plating for White Gold to keep it from tarnishing and is generally well tolerated by nickel-allergy sufferers.

To purchase: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/157255285/aves-silver-feather-earrings







Friday, 12 July 2013

Tanit Gold Necklace

'Tanit' necklace featuring a traditional but simple Hand of Fatima Gold-plated talisman slung on a 14K Gold-fill cable chain with a trigger clasp.

The pendant measures 2.7cm and the chain is 41.5cm long.

Price: £60.

Available in Sterling Silver.






Silver Shell Earrings

Dormeuse earrings featuring small Sterling Silver shells suspended from Sterling Silver hooks. The shells are hollow and measure 1.4cm in length.

These earrings come with little silicone 'nuts' to keep them securely in place when worn.

Price: £18

To purchase: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/157255441/silver-shell-earrings


Thursday, 11 July 2013

Silver Gourmette 'Asteroidea' Necklace

Feather-light 'gourmette' necklace in Sterling Silver with a fine rolled chain and a small starfish pendant designed to rest in the hollow at the base of the throat. Lobster clasp.

The starfish is hollow and measures 1.1cm across. The chain measures 35.5cm (14 inches) with each chain link measuring 1.5mm (very very fine) - this can be extended by ca. 1cm at no extra charge.

Price:  £24.

To purchase:  https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/157255527/silver-gourmette-asteroidea-necklace

Also available with a little shell pendant, or in 14K Gold Fill.

                                                                                                                          



Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Gold Gourmette Necklace


Feather-light 'gourmette' necklace in 14K Gold-fill with a fine rolled chain and a small shell designed to rest in the hollow at the base of the throat.

The shell is hollow and measures 1.1cm across. The chain measures 35.5cm (14 inches) with each chain link measuring 1.5mm (very very fine) - this can be extended by ca. 1cm at no extra charge.

Price:  £24.

To purchase:  https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/157255621/gold-gourmette-shell-necklace

Also available with a little starfish pendant, or in Sterling Silver.


 Shown layered with a Sterling Silver starfish gourmette necklace, details available soon.

 Shown layered with a 'Fatima's Hand' necklace in Gold, details available soon.


Sunday, 7 July 2013

Chrysocolla Necklace

Necklace featuring smooth round beads of Chrysocolla in shades ranging from apple to forest green and turquouse to teal. The stones are interspaced with tiny Sterling Silver beads which makes this heavy row supple and easy to wear. Finished off with a Sterling Silver t-bar clasp. This is a 'princess' fit, designed to rest on the collarbones close to the neck - like a hug..

Price: £52.