A new look for the New Year

We have a new look!

It was time for a change, and so we are implementing a new look across the site, I hope you like it. Please bear with us if you find anything missing or not where it should be, we are working hard to get this up and running as soon as possible. Our new look includes lots of features that enable you to find your way around more easily, and share my handmade designs with your friends.

You will also now find, that along with being able to set up an account (although you don't have to), you can now pay directly with your credit card as well as through Paypal.

All products and the really important stuff (the jewellery!) should be back to normal. Please do contact me if you find anything amiss.

I'm looking forward to sharing some new designs with you soon.

Thank you!

Rachel x

Like us on Facebook, win a handmade necklace!

Happy New Year! I hope you've had a great rest and relaxation over Christmas, like me. Well, let's get the New Year started...

Have you found my Facebook Fan Page, yet? I'm over there at the moment holding a giveaway with the chance to win this handmade pearl necklace - Chrysanthemum - all you need to do it like and share the page itself or one of the giveaway posts.

 

handmade silver pearl cluster necklace, great for weddings

 

That's all! 

The competition ends on January 29th, 8pm GMT - best of luck!

(this competition is run by Rachel Lucie Jewellery Designs, not Facebook, and is it no way endorsed by Facebook)

Rachel x

Happy Christmas, see you next year!

It's been my best year ever with great sales all through Christmas, right to the last minute and I have enjoyed every minute of it!

I love sharing people's stories as they choose the special gifts they will give their loved ones, the new jewellery ideas they come up with, and the wonderful feedback I've also received. I really couldn't have dreamed of such a successful year!

It just shows that despite the doom and gloom in the media about the economy, that people have been choosing carefully the gifts they give this winter. Maybe with a tighter budget, this year, but making up for quantity by choosing quality and uniqueness.

I will be having a well-earned rest with my family over the Christmas period, please continue to order or contact me as normal, but bear in mind that next posting date will be Wednesday 4th January.

It just remains for my to say a big thank you to all of you who have bought Rachel Lucie jewellery this year, have a fantastic Christmas!

Rachel x

 

Last posting dates for Christmas 2011

It's getting nearer and nearer, not matter what we do. Hope you're getting sorted for you all your Christmas presents, I have yet to start mine in earnest *tries not to panic*

Here are the last postage dates from Royal Mail this Christmas, please bear this in mind when placing an order with Rachel Lucie Jewellery Designs.

UK

Wed 14th December

Standard Parcels

Sat 17th December

Second Class and Recorded Signed For™

Tue 20th December

First Class and Recorded Signed For™

Special Delivery™

Thu 22nd December

Special Delivery™

Fri 23rd December

Special Delivery™ with Saturday Guarantee

International Airmail

Mon 5th December

South & Central America, Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Far East (including Japan), Australia and New Zealand

Fri 9th December

Eastern Europe, USA and Canada

Mon 12th December

Western Europe

As you can see, the last date for South & Central America, New Zealand, Far East and Japan etc has already  passed. For US customers TOMORROW is the last posting date, and for European Customers MONDAY is the last day.

Obviously these dates are not a guarantee of Christmas arrival, just as some people order after these dates and still do manage to get their parcels - Royal Mail is beyond my control!

Happy Shopping!

Rachel x

Gin Fizz Hits the Spot

New handmade jewellery is being uploaded every day here on rachellucie.co.uk at the moment.
Gin Fizz is a new design that really captures everything the Speakeasy Jewellery Collection is about, good times, Deco design, parties and cocktails.
Which Gin Fizz takes your fancy?

Rachel x

Buy Handmade this Christmas

Here are some dates for your diary, these are the events that I will be exhibiting my work this Christmas:

 

Headingley Arts Trail Open Houses

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th November 10-4pm

Trail details can be found here

 

 

Heart Gallery Christmas Exhibition 

Sunday 13th November 12-5pm, Heart Gallery, Hebden Bridge

Exhibition runs until the New Year

 

 

Christmas Crafts 2011 Bankfield Museum and Halifax Visitor Centre (Piece Hall)

Special Viewing Saturday 12th November 1-4pm

Exhibition runs til 14th January

(my work will be at Piece Hall)

 

 

100% Handmade Craft Fair

26th November, Riddings Hall, Christchurch, Ilkley

10-4pm 1 day only

 

Rachel x

 

 

Rachel Lucie in GQ Magazine!

Ok, I ought to come clean, it's not actually me, but my Vasilisa Earrings, but I'll take what I can get! Seeing the amazing Johnny Depp on the front cover was particularly exciting.

   
You'll find my earrings in a feature called 'All She Wants for Christmas', now there's a hint if ever I saw one!
Have you started your Christmas wishlist yet? To help you make yours, all my products have an 'add to amazon wishlist' button which you can use to add any Rachel Lucie Jewellery you like to. You can then even mail this list to a loved one, or create different lists of gift ideas for friends and relatives. How cool is that?
Which reminds me, I must start mine...I wonder if I can add Johnny Depp?

Rachel x

New Handmade Earrings - Ghost!

I just couldn't resist these gorgeous agate beads, they have a rather 'otherworldly' and mysterious look about them, perfect for Halloween, and the coming darker months as they seem to have an inner glow. 

This first pair were snapped up before I got them onto the website, but don't worry, I have more!

 

ghost earrings handmade in silver by rachel lucie

contemporary handmade earringssemi-precious beaded earrings

Ghost Earrings are available to buy here 

Perfect for spooky events this Autumn!

 

Rachel x

 

 

Little Red Riding Hood Jewellery

What jewellery collection inspired by traditional tales could leave out Little Red?! Here is a new handmade jewellery design that forms part of my Folklore Collection, Little Red Riding Hood which you can buy either as earrings or necklace - or both, of course!

 

Handmade ruby necklace by Rachel Lucie                    Little Red Riding Hood Earrings handmade by Rachel Lucie

 

I have used gorgeous tiny ruby beads with a distinctive shaped silver link and wire wrapping, the design reminds me some folk art designs and the rich colours of the rubies are great to warm you up this Autumn / Winter.

Be careful on the way to Grandma's house .....

 

Handmade silver and ruby earrings                     Contemporary handmade silver and ruby necklace

You can find them here:

Little Red Riding Hood Earrings

Little Red Riding Hood Necklace

Rachel x

Handmade Jewellery Sale!

The weather is turning, the leaves are falling and that means it's time to make way for my Autumn Winter jewellery, so I'm having a jewellery clearance sale!
rosa necklace handmade jewellery sale

Click, share and drop hints to your loved ones about Christmas presents (they'll feel super organized, this year!).
ziegfeld handmade necklace jewellery clearance sale

UPDATE: This sale is now finished

Rachel x

Rachel Lucie In Vogue!

After a lovely and inspiring summer break in France with my family, I'm delighted to share that one of my newest designs will in November's Vogue Magazine! 

These earrings are from one of my new collections, Folklore, and I created them using beautiful faceted garnets with these wonderful teal freshwater pearls. The components are rolled gold, and these are my own design of ear wire. The beads are free to dance on the wire as they wish.
The magazine is published on October 6th, get your copy!
Autumn / Winter jewellery coming soon on my website...sign up for my newsletter for more info
** Vasilisa Earrings are now here, along with Vasilisa Necklace, and yes, a Vasilisa Bracelet!

Rachel x

Sail Away...

The summer holidays are nearly here, and I don't know about you, but my thoughts are already sailing away to my summer holiday!

handcrafted jewellery inspired by the sea by Rachel Lucie

1. Mariner Earrings

2. Santorini Necklace

3. Santorini Earrings

 

My Songs of the Sea Jewellery Collection was inspired by everything to do with the sea, and is perfect for a nice treat to finish off your holidays outfits this year. I used lots of aqua, green and turquoise jewels with pearls and of course sterling silver.

rachel lucie's unique ocean inspired contemporary jewellery designs

1. Mermaid Necklace

2. Atoll Earrings

3. Mariner Bracelet

 

From the Scottish Highlands, to the Mediterranean to myths and legends of the Seas and oceans, you will find something cool and refreshing here, handmade by me.

sea shanties, myths and legends inspire rachel lucie handmade jewellery

1. Sea Shanty Bracelet

2. Mermaid Earrings

3. Lagoon Earrings

 

Bon Voyage!

Rachel x