Thursday, 29 November 2012

Trunk Sale in Paris - Saturday 1st December

Just a little reminder that I will be having a trunk sale in Paris tomorrow, Saturday 1st December. If you would like to come drop me an email and I will make sure you get access.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Prasiolite Charm Necklace

Charm necklace featuring a tiny Pewter key and a spiral-cut briolette of Prasiolite. These have been slung on a delicate 14K Gold-fill chain which is is finished off with a 14K Gold-fill lobster clasp flanked by tiny faceted rondelles of Peridot.

This short necklace is designed to rest at the base of the throat but can be extended slightly at no extra cost.

Price: £38

To purchase:

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Gift Wrapping

I'm incredibly fond of packaging, and while I believe in wrapping presents oneself before giving them away I also think it is lovely when someone offers to help me in the rush before Christmas (I was and still am the Christmas-wrapping elf my father always turns to, so a little break is appreciated).
This year my AnneWilsonJewellery gift wrap is silver and turquoise, adorned with pretty ribbons from VV Rouleaux in London ( they sell the most dazzling array of ribbons ever - )

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Iolite & Gold Necklace

Ultra-fine 14K Gold-fill necklace adorned with a spiral-cut briolette of Iolite and finished off with a 14K Gold-fill lobster clasp flanked by 3 small faceted rondelles of Iolite either side. This short necklace is designed to let the pendant stone rest at the base of the throat.

Price: £42 / €52

Onyx Princess

The days are getting shorter and shorter, and even taking photos in the mid-day sun creates a chiaroscuro effect like this... to be honest, it's a bit difficult to get things done!

Here is a princess* necklace featuring smooth round beads of Onyx interspersed with tiny faceted rondelles of Hematite and finished off with a Sterling Silver shepherd's hook clasp.

Price: £65 / €80

*A princess-length necklace is short and rests on the collarbones. The term stems from the old anglosaxon tradition of giving girls a pearl for every birthday until she turns 21, at which point the pearls are strung into a necklace that rests neatly around the throat - a 'princess' necklace. In contrast, a matinée-length necklace rests on the breastbone, while an opera-length necklace swishes down below the bust.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Elisapie Isaac - Navvaatara

This morning I am listening to Elisapie Isaac - her music is just dreamy and gorgeous...

Discovered when watching 'Café de Flore' last weekend 

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Silver Hoops with Garnets

Petite hammered Sterling Silver hoops adorned with small faceted ovals of cranberry-red Garnet. These are suspended from Sterling Silver hooks.

Price: £32 / €39.50

These will be delivered with tiny silicone 'nuts' to keep the hooks securely in place when worn.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Chrysoprase Necklace

This is a present I've just made for a friend - a faceted briolette of bright green Chrysoprase slung on a very fine 14K Gold-fill chain and finished off with a small 14K Gold-fill lobster clasp flanked by tiny faceted rondelles of green Apatite.

It is a short necklace designed to appear as a mere glimmer of gold around the neck and with a small pop of green at the base of the throat..

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Silver Hoops with Amethysts

I've been a bit distracted by feather forms lately, but hammered hoops are still one of my favourite styles and yesterday I made a couple of pairs with different gemstones (after which I chased the sun from window to window in our house and finally into the garden in order to capture them on camera - we are getting closer and closer to the shortest day of the year, no doubt about it!).

This first pair feature faceted pear briolettes* of Brazilian Amethyst in a lovely dark shade of purple. These are suspended from petite hammered hoops in Sterling Silver with Sterling Silver earwires and come with tiny silicone 'nuts' to keep them securely in your earlobe.

Price: £28 / €35

*Pear briolettes are shaped like flat teardrops

Peacock Feather Earrings

I couldn't resist these beautiful peacock feathers when I visited a supplier recently, I find the colours absolutely mesmerising - but very difficult to capture with my camera because of the shimmering effect which makes them so appealing to the eye..

In this pair I have teamed them with both faceted rondelles and faceted kite briolettes of Apatite in shades of aqua blues and green. These are suspended from Sterling Silver hooks

Price: £24 / €30.

Those big roll-neck sweaters and scarves we wear in cold weather can easily push earring-hooks out of the earlobes, so I am supplying little silicone 'nuts' with each pair of earrings to keep them safely in place when you wear them.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Hoops & Skulls

Occasionally I make something purely for fun, like these petite earrings with tiny Gold-plate skulls floating on small 14K Gold-fill hoops.

Price: £18 / €22.50

Measurements: Hoops measure 2.5cm across. Skulls measure 6mm at the widest point.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Ankh Earrings

Ankh earrings featuring Gold-plated Egyptian crosses suspended from 14K Gold-fill hooks.

Price: £19 / €24

Egyptian Ankh crosses are said to symbolise the key of life.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Wake up and Smell the Coffee

I am ridiculously fond of coffee and I have been known to drink FAR too much of it... however, I am at present in 'quality only' mode, and therefore drinking much less of it.

One thing I definitely want to do when I'm in Paris in a couple of weeks is try to visit this great looking place: Coutume Café in rue de Babylone, 7e. I love the idea of a Franco-Australian coffee bar :)

As recommended by Vogue Living Australia

Gold Feather Earrings with Blue Topaz

Another pair of feather earrings - this time in Gold-plate with faceted rondelles of sky-blue Topaz. These are suspended from 14K Gold-fill hooks.

Price: £19 / €24

Black Angel Earrings

Pendant earrings featuring pewter-plated* wings connected to lever-back hooks in oxidised Sterling Silver**. These are connected via small baroque Freshwater Pearls and faceted rondelles of blue Topaz.

Price: £20 / €25

To purchase go to my Etsy shop:

*this is a completely new material for me,  I love the gunmetal colour and I plan to use it in some of the new designs that I am preparing.

**Oxidised Sterling Silver is treated in a chemical bath to blacken it to a gunmetal shade of grey. It is then thorougly cleaned for use.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Kristina Train - Dark Black

Am listening to Kristina Train, as recommended by the Vogue Blog - lovely..

I can think of a few people I'd like to give Kristina's album to for Christmas :)

Silver & Turquoise Feather Earrings

Pendant earrings featuring Rhodium-plated feathers suspended from Sterling Silver hooks via tiny faceted rondelles of Turquoise.

Price: £19 / €24

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Silver & Onyx Feather Earrings

A certain Isabel Marant will inspire a lot of women to dress in Native American & Cowboy inspired clothes come spring, and whilst I like the look on glossy magazine paper it is not something I shall be indulging in myself... Instead, my nod to the trend will be wearing little feather pendant earrings like these.

Pendant earrings featuring matte Rhodium-plated* feathers suspended from Sterling Silver hooks via glossy faceted rondelles of Onyx.

Price: £19 / €24

* Rhodium is a silvery-white metal from the platinum group which doesn't tarnish. For this reason it is nearly always used to coat white gold jewellery, as this colour of gold has a high silver content and would otherwise tarnish easily


Trunk Sale in Paris - 1st December

I shall be having my first ever trunk sale in Paris on Saturday 1st December, and I am very excited. Thank you to the lovely and generous Angela, who has offered to host me and my collection.

Contact me if you would like to come, and feel free to forward to friends.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Ametrine Dormeuses

'Dormeuse' earrings featuring step-faceted ovals of lilac Ametrine, suspended from classic Sterling Silver studs with butterfly backs.

Price: £28.

Lapis Lazuli & Kyanite Trickle Earrings

The light is really wintry these days, with a low sun which casts extra long shadows - not so good for taking detailed pictures of gemstones...
Here is a pair of earrings I managed to capture before the sun disappeared behind our neighbour's house yesterday: They are trickle earrings featuring faceted briolettes of glossy Lapis Lazuli with inclusions of Pyrite (fool's gold to some) and lovely, limpid Kyanite. These are set in coils of 14K Gold-Fill on fine 14K Gold-Fill chains and suspended from hand-wrought 14K Gold-Fill hooks.

Price: £34 - sold