Clothes & Jewellery

Lovely Clusters

Here in the UK, spring has finally sprung don’t you think?  I’ve just popped out to get some fruit salad for my lunch and the sun is shining, people are walking around without their coats and no doubt some are thinking that if this nice weather sticks around, well, time to ditch the winter blacks and bring out the lighter brighter clothing and accessories.  
If you are that person and needing some inspiration of what colour combinations to try out for spring, or indeed want to treat yourself to say, some new earrings or accessories for the home – I suggest you go check out Rachel Follet’s Lovely Clusters Spring 2011 Catalogue.  
To whet your appetite – here are pages 6 & 7  from the catalogue!

Creations By Juliann – Handmade Jewellery & Love Tokens

Juliann is a writer and photographer from New York, who is finally pursuing her dream designing and creating quality gemstone jewellery “for the romantic in you”.
Juliann draws inspiration from whatever is around her such as people, nature, history, vintage clothing, animals and abstract art, etc.
The name of her online shop?  What else could it be called other than Creations By Julian!
As a special touch – each item you purchase from Juliann includes within its packaging an inspirational quote or famous poem chosen by Juliann for its compatibility with the title of that particular item!
Visit Juliann’s online Etsy shop –  Creations By Juliann

Broken Ghost Couture – One Of A Kind Reconstructured Clothing

Jana Foehrenbach, of Broken Ghost Couture “creates unique, fashion forward pieces with a lot of feminine flair”.
Jana has been an artist all her life and says “I’ve created in many different mediums such as oil painting, floral design, home decor and mural painting. Being an owner of a consignment shop for 6+ years, I saw so many textiles go to waste”.  Thus, at age 43 Jana began designing clothing.
“I have become very passionate about creating unique one-of-a-kind clothing using vintage and pre-loved fabrics”, she claims.
Jana has done tremendously well with her design work!  She says “I showed my Spring/Summer 2010 Collection at Alberta Fashion Week. Soon after, I won a Global Fashion Designer Search competition and won! From that win, I was given a spot at the prestigious Vancouver Fashion Week and showed there in October 2009”.
She also takes special orders and will happily work with you to design an outfit that takes your eye – in a different colour or size.  If she is unable to provide the exact same fabric, she aims to find something very similar!

Go check out what Jana has in store for Spring 2010!

More Winter Indie

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas?
Still pondering on what to wear when out  walking in the winter wonderland?
Don’t forget your lips – exposed to harsh winds and bitter cold weather they can become dry and chapped.
Designers

Indie Winter Wear

Weather forecasters say that us folk in the UK are set for a bout of snow, sleet and bitter cold temperatures.  Brrrr……….yes, I know, sisters in other parts of the world are already experiencing this, or live in countries where this is the norm.
Wherever you are, warm up with indie winter wear!
Designers

Tattoo Socks

If you are not into having a permanent tattoo on your leg – but still somehow want to make a statement, you really must check out hosiery by Tel Aviv designer Gaby, the other half of tattoo socks!

With sizes ranging from small to extra, extra large you can choose a pair of stockings or knee and thigh high socks that look natural and blend with your natural skin tone from a choice of 4 colourways and white.
“They are guaranteed to turn some heads! They compliment your feet and make you feel like you have a gorgeous tattoo. They are cheap, chic and unique and you won’t find them anywhere else”.
I would definitely agree – wouldn’t you?

Etsy Indie Winter Wedding Wonderland

Designs By:
Ballerina Style Tulle Couture Dress by Gloss Vegas, St Louise, US
A Winter Wedding Version Two Wool Slub Shrug by Maggie Cook (boutiquebelle), London, UK
Garter – Beautiful Silk Elegance With French Ribbon Handmade Wild Rose by GarterLady, US
Winter White Earrings by A Fine Distraction, Sugar Hill, GA, US
Pearly Girly by Virginia Geiger Jewels, Delaware, US
Stunning Winter Wedding Fascinator by Maggie Cooke (Belle de Jour), London, UK
Bridal Bouquet With Peonies by Die Blume, (Emily Wootten) Southern California, US
Golden Beaded Lace Embelished Bridal Shoes by Gossamer Wings Studio, US
Silver Poinsettia Flower And Swirls Ring by Luster, Illinois, US

Pink For October

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The pink ribbon has become an international symbol of breast cancer awareness.
Jewllery Artisan – Judy Shelton of JUMA Jewelry has created this  beautiful necklace in honour of her sister-in-law, Thelma, who is a breast cancer survivor of 5 years.   Judy says she is proud of Thelma and that she constantly teaches her the real meaning of life.

JUMA Jewelry – THELMA’S HOPE PINK RIBBON Necklace – Breast Cancer Awareness

Judy has metalsmithed the frame of the ribbon pendant out of sterling silver. She has then meticulously wirewrapped the inside with tiny Swarvoski pink crystals.