Floral Trends

 

William Morris floral designs inspire Rachel Lucie's handmade silver jewellery
William Morris flower designs, the Arts and Crafts movement and other floral art through the ages is making a comeback with flower prints being big news in fashion with tea-dresses and maxi-dresses this season.
This summer I've really been taking inspiration from my love of botanical drawings and the role that flowers have had in design through history.
My Botanica Jewellery Collection, reflects this year's floral trends with the Flower Garden necklace and bracelet, and Daisy Chain bracelet and earrings.
Forget me Not necklace and earrings are an amazing blue which seems amplified by the blue of blue lace agate when paired with tiny sparkling iolite beads. The loose charm-style design is carefree and would go wonderfully with a linen dress, or a vest and jeans.
            
From a gesture of love, to bringing nature inside my home with floral decor. For sheer colour, elegance and femininity, flowers will always inspire me.
You can check out the other handmade jewellery designs in my Botanica Collection.

Rachel x

Walk in the Woods

Handmade Walk in the Woods Earrings in oxidized silver by Rachel Lucie

I've just added the handmade silver Walk in the Woods Earrings to my Inspired Collection today. They compliment the Walk in the Woods Bracelet, also inspired by the many greens of nature. 

I combined verdigris-coloured copper turquoise with mossy green garnets offset by oxidized silver and I had to choose which of the many green stones I should use from the bracelet, it wasn't easy!

 

Both these stones are unusual, another reason for choosing them for this design. The grossular green garnets are so glossy, contrasting beautifully with the matt-finish on the veined copper turquoise. If you're a lover of greens, like me, you'll find these are a very versatile pair of earrings.
Walk in the Woods handmade oxidized silver bracelet by Rachel Lucie

 

Rachel x

The June Bride

 

My thoughts are turning to June, not only the month of pearl with the birthday stone but also, such a popular wedding time.
Chrysanthemum Pearl Necklace handmade by Rachel Lucie
I wanted to share today two new additions to my Forever Pearl Bridal Collection, Chrysanthemum Necklace, and Long Pearl Earrings.

To create this cluster of 18 freshwater pearls for the Chrysanthemum Necklace, I individually wire wrap each one onto a sterling silver ring and add a large silver bail. I think it looks great teamed with an ultra-fine snake chain and with and extender chain finished with Swarovski Crystal.
Long Pearl Earrings handmade by Rachel Lucie

 

 

 

 

These Long Pearl Earrings are oh so sleek and elegant with the long sweeping curve of the hand-shaped ear-wires each with a single pearl.

Both these new handmade designs compliment each other beautifully, for a bride or they could be worn on their own - just what you are looking for for a June birthday present!

Rachel x

Rosa by any other name

Here's Rosa from my Luxe Collection.

I've used faceted nuggets of rose quartz with tiny peridot hexagons on gold-filled accessories. They make a very feminine and light combination.

Rosa Earrings

Rosa Handmade Earrings with rose quartz, peridot and gold fillRosa Earrings handmade by Rachel Lucie


Rosa Gold Fill Necklace with rose quartz and peridot handmade by Rachel Lucie


Perfect for summer, I hope you'll agree

Rachel x

Opulent Opals

Delice Pink Opal Earrings handmade by Rachel Lucie

 I've wanted to work with opal for a while now, and was really pleased to source these exquisite delicate pink briolettes. I decided to contrast the clean shape with a nest of oxidized fine silver. Pink and black is a classic combination, and the Delice Earrings were born! 








I think they would go perfectly with a simple cream shirt, or equally well with the classic Little Black Dress in the evening.

Delice Pink Opal Necklace handmade by Rachel Lucie

The matching Delice Necklace is just made for a plunging necklace, and there is definitely a very Deco feel to this design.


These are part of my Luxe Collection, my exclusive range of jewels for something or someone special.


Delice Pink Opal Handmade Silver Jewellery by Rachel Lucie

















I'll be sharing some more of my news and designs with you soon!

Rachel x


handmade at Hardcastle Crags craft stall Rachel Lucie

Handmade at Hardcastle Crags

A lovely weekend craft fair with the National Trust at Hardcastle Crags in Gibson Mill, such a beautiful setting and fantastic weather.