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Missed the last posting date for overseas? Many parcels do still get through in time for Christmas, although there is no guarantee, of course.

Rachel Lucie handmade silver jewellery gift certificate

Another option is to order a gift certificate – I offer them here on my website, and I can email one to your recipient directly, leaving them to spend it at their leisure, and ensuring it WILL reach them in time. Phew, what a relief!


Here's to a stress-free Christmas!

Rachel x

Last Posting Dates for Christmas 2012

My last ordering date this Christmas will be Wednesday 19th December, with all orders posted by Thursday 20th December. 

I will be taking a break over Christmas, with the next posting date will be Monday 7th January 2013

Please continue to order as normal during this time, but be aware that no items are being made or dispatched between 21st December - 7th January.

Last Posting Dates

 

COUNTRY DATE DELIVERY SERVICE
UK Thursday 20th December Standard Delivery, Special Delivery
Western Europe Wednesday 12th December Airmail
Eastern Europe, USA, Canada Monday 10th December Airmail
Australia, NZ, Japan Wednesday 5th December Airmail

 

Please do still get in touch if you have any queries during this time, email is still being monitored, and those of you with voucher codes for my January sale can start using them from the 1st January!

Rachel x

Orders week commencing 26th November

As I prepare for the Country Living Fair in Harrogate at the end of this week, there will be a longer dispatch time for the next 7 days. Please go ahead and continue to place your orders as normal this week, and I will make and dispatch them the week commencing Monday 3rd December.


Thank you for your patience, and wish me luck!

Rachel x

Country Living Fair Harrogate

Country Living Fair Harrogate

Preparations are underway for my Christmas retail event at the Country Living Fair in Harrogate this winter.

Getting Ready for Autumn

I'm back from my holidays after a lovely break with my family in France. You can read more about my travels over on my blog, in the meantime it's all go as I get my new Autumn / Winter designs made up and start gearing up for Christmas (sorry to use that word already!) and my event at Country Living in Harrogate. 

I'll share with you a couple of my holiday favourite holiday snaps, you can see there was plenty of inspiration for me on my journey. 

 country walk with the family by Rachel Lucie


La Rochefochcauld Chateau by Rachel Lucie

Rachel x

Be Back Soon!

It's time to spend a little time with my young family, so Rachel Lucie Jewellery Designs will not be shipping any new orders until 5th September 2012.

Please continue to have a browse and place your orders as normal, but be aware that you will need to wait much longer than normal for your goodies. I will still be checking my email every few days, and I am sure there will be the odd tweet, too.

All current orders will be sent out tomorrow.

As well as taking some time out to recharge my batteries, I will be starting new designs for Autumn Winter 2012 and will soon be launching a new gift certificate system.

But as they say, all good things come to those who wait!

See you very soon, 

Rachel x

Who wants a cookie?

This is one of those tenuous links, Radio 1 DJ style for a post about my Cookie Policy. I know. Sorry.

It's all rather boring, but it's now UK law that every UK website that uses cookies (that's all of them) has to state what it's cookie policy is, and give customers and browsers the chance to opt out if they want to. 

My cookie policy can be found in my footer, and if these things are important to you, I encourage you to read it. 

Rachel x

Order Delays

My apologies, but there is an unavoidable delay on all my orders this week as we have had more floods here in Hebden Bridge. This time a river of flood water came racing down the hill behind my house, washing away my garden and filling up my yard, nearly up to the back door. We have narrowly escaped flooding, luckily! On Friday and Monday my children have been evacuated from school due to rising water levels, and with uncertainty about flooding at our Post Office again (after the last flood) I have been reluctant to post since Friday.

There was also a small diversion of meeting Prince Charles on Friday as he visited my daughter's school and visited flood damaged shops!

Prince Charles visit to Central Street School

Many businesses and this time homes have been totally devastated by yet another flood, and my sympathies are with everyone affected. We really got away lightly.

I expect to be back up to speed on all orders by Friday, assuming there are not more flood situations.

Thanks so much for your patience!

Rachel x



Hebden Bridge Floods

You probably saw the news last weekend about the terrible flooding all along the Calder Valley, where I live and work. Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd were all affected. Many shops and businesses in the towns were devastated by the highest recorded flood water.


Hebden Bridge Flood 2012 by Rachel Johns


Luckily, we are not directly affected, living on a hill, but my daughter's school, a gallery I sell in and the post office I use were all out of action, having had up to 2 feet of dirty flood water coming in. I thought I ought to share some of my pictures of the event. The town really pulled together with an amazing display of community spirit and many shops have managed to reopen, again. It restored faith in human nature!


Central Street School Flooded Hebden Bridge R Johns


I want to extend my deepest sympathies to those affected in the area.

The clean up, having kids at home, and lack of a post office for a few days has affected our order processing, but I am happy to say that we have finally caught up again! Customers have been wonderfully kind and patient - I want to say a big thank you!

You can read more about it over on my blog.

Rachel x

Come browse my jewellery sale!

It's that time of year, and I'm having a spring clean! So to make way for my new designs which were launched at the British Craft Trade Fair last week, I'm having a little sale of jewellery that is either end of line, sample stock or a poor orphan (where I just don't have matching beads to make the matching earrings or necklace anymore).
It's a case of grab it while you can so why not take a look?
Rachel Lucie Handmade Jewellery Sale Here! (NOW FINISHED)

If you bought the earrings to a design I made, meaning to come back and get that necklace to match, you need to check it out, this might be your last chance!
Watch this space, because my new designs will be appearing to buy this weekend.
Enjoy!

Rachel x

New jewellery and an upcoming trade show!

Rachel Lucie Jewellery Designs is going to be taking jewellery collections to the BCTF for the second time, this year, and there has been a hive of activity getting ready for the show. The BCTF is the British Craft Trade Fair, which will be running from the 15th to 17th April this year.

Rachel Lucie Jewellery at the BCTF 2012

Find me on stand 207!


I have been designing new jewellery which will be launched online soon after the show....watch this space! I'm really excited about these new handmade designs, and I hope you will like them too! Join my mailing list for updates!

Here's a little sneak preview of a new necklace used in my trade show literature:

 

 

See you soon!

Rachel x

Valentine Gift Ideas

I might be biased, but I don't think there can be a better message of love than giving handmade silver jewellery, the perfect gift for your Valentine...You know you are buying something unique, decadent and colourful which has been designed and created by hand just for the person you love.

Heart shaped green pearl necklace handmade with garnets

Happily Ever After Necklace

I've put together a selection my jewellery to give you some ideas. Called Be My Valentine I took the romantic heart shape for inspiration, or instead you could look at any of my handmade jewellery made with pearls

handmade victorian inspired silver charm bracelet

Victorian Sweetheart Charm Bracelet

Not everyone loves pearls or hearts, of course. Your loved one might prefer something a little less obvious, or it might be for a beloved friend or relative, in which case, take a look at the Jewellery Collections, or Best Selling Jewellery for more ideas.

handmade vasilisa pearl and garnet gold bracelet

Vasilisa Bracelet

You could always opt for a Rachel Lucie Gift Certificate, instead, great for when you just can't decide!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Rachel x