Sunday, April 16, 2017

Madonna style jewellery.

In the 1980s everything was large and bold, from hairstyles to shoulder pads. To match those bold fashion trends, jewellery was also large, Unlike the tiny and discrete necklaces and pendants of previous decades.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Logo design- sixties inspired.

Love this quote about the 60's, "If you can remember the 1960s, you weren’t really there".

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Florist logo.

Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul. Luther Burbank

Where flowers bloom so does hope. Lady Bird Johnson

In joy or sadness flowers are our constant friends. 
Okakura Kakuz_

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Logo design.

I have my other hat on today. Logo design.

Sunday, March 12, 2017


We had a beautiful evening by the beach with friends leisurely eating fish and chips and looking at the Sculptures by the Sea exhibition and the most amazing sunset at Bathers Beach in Fremantle. The hot days in Perth can be hell but the balmy evening are absolutely magnificent.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Turquoise blue bead necklace and blue rings.

Turquoise is the name of a greenish-blue color, based on the gem of the same name. The word turquoise comes from the French for Turkish, as the gem was originally imported from Turkey. The first recorded use of turquoise as a color name in English was in 1573.

Turquoise (color) - Wikipedia

Monday, March 6, 2017

Cute old push bike.

I found this old push bike on the side of a cafe and thought it was pretty cute. My husband and I were driving through a small country town on our way home after a camping trip. I was dying to get home to have a shower and freshen up, but could not resist stoping to take a photo.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Vintage handbag.

Whiting & Davis has been known for its high quality and striking handbags since the 1890s. Their patented metal mesh has been supplied to the very best of the fashion industry and has been spotted on the runway in dresses, gloves, and shoes.
The company was founded when Charles W. Whiting went to work for a chain manufacturing company owned by Edward P. Davis. By 1907 Whiting was a partner in the business, and the company was making chain mesh bags from silver, gold and gun metal. In 1912, a process for machine made mesh was developed and Whiting and Davis purchased the patent. This process cut the cost of a bag dramatically, so that mesh bags were available to the mass market. By the 1920s, the bags were being decorated with enamel. 
Production of metal mesh halted during WWII to assist with the war effort. Keep this in mind when attempting to precisely date Whiting & Davis handbags.
Whiting and Davis is still in operation today, making metal mesh for the fashion industry as well as other industries such as home decor and jewelry.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Elegant black evening necklace.

I will stop wearing black when they invent a darker colour.

By the sea.

Fish and chips by the sea on a hot Friday night. The perfect start to the weekend.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Pretty afternoon tea.

I had some girlfriends over for afternoon tea during the week. I decided to use my new melamine plates I had bought to go camping with. I think they looked gorgeous. The pastel colours as so soft and feminine. One of my friends said she could not believe I was going to use them to go camping. So after a bit of thought I have decided that I won't take my pretty plates camping. I will rummage through the cupboards to see what else I can find. They won't be as pretty but they will be practical.

Chunky chain necklace.

Monday, February 13, 2017

The history of Valentines day.

Valentine's Day is named after Saint Valentine, a Catholic priest who lived in Rome in the 3rd Century. There are many stories about St Valentine and over time these stories grew into the legend we know today.
At the time of Valentine's life, many Romans were converting to Christianity, but the Emperor Claudius II was a pagan and created strict laws about what Christians were allowed to do. Claudius believed that Roman soldiers should be completely devoted to Rome and therefore passed a law preventing them from marrying. St Valentine began to marry these soldiers in secret Christian ceremonies and this was the beginning of his reputation for believing in the importance of love.
Eventually Valentine was found out and jailed for his crimes against Claudius. While imprisoned, Valentine cared for his fellow prisoners and also his jailor's blind daughter. Legend has it that Valentine cured the girl's blindness and that his final act before being executed was to write her a love message signed ‘from your Valentine'. Valentine was executed on 14 February in the year 270.

Sixties theme party.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Coco Chanel quote.

“Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.” ― Coco Chanel

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Something blue.

What is the meaning of "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue"?
Something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity; and a sixpence in your shoe is a wish for good fortune and prosperity, although this remains largely a British custom.

Statement necklace in gold.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

How to look after pearls.

Pearls are very soft and delicate and special care is needed to keep them in a good condition.It is important to handle the pearls with care and don’t just toss them into your jewellery collection because they can scratch very easily.
It is best to store them in a jewelry pouch.

Another tip is to remove your pearls when spraying perfume, hair spray or applying cosmetics. They can damage the surface of the pearl. Swimming or showering in pearls is also a no, no.

The acidity of the skin can cause damage to the surface of the pearl. Over time the pearl will not only lose its luster, but will become barrel-shaped. For this reason it is a good idea to wipe the pearls over with a soft cloth after wearing.

Heat can damage pearls too by turning them brown and causing them to crack. 

These are just a few things to consider when looking after your pearls and I have not even mentioned cleaning pearls yet, but they are worth it. They are such a beautiful natural jewel and always look stylish and elegant.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

A quote from Elizabeth Taylor.

She is quoted as saying “My mother says I didn’t open my eyes for eight days after I was 
born, but when I did, the first thing I saw was her engagement ring. I was hooked!” 

Her first piece of jewellery was a beautiful gold plate and stone brooch, which was a gift 
for her mother. This was before she was famous so she had to save up before she could 
buy the piece and give it to her mother.

Although Elizabeth always loved jewels her collection did not really start until her third 
marriage to Michael Todd in 1957 who loved to buy special pieces for her. Richard Burton 
who she married twice also loved to surprise her with expensive jewellery.

There is so much to say about Elizabeth and her collection but I will save that for 
another day.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Brooches - a little trivia.

This brooch is not very old, probably from the 1980's to 1990's, but it has lots of charm and adds a dash of style to any outfit. It looks gorgeous on a white fabric but would look amazing on black.

The earliest known brooches are from the Bronze Age. As fashions in brooches changed rather quickly, they are important chronological indicators. 

From the eighteenth century through the Victorian era it was fashionable to incorporate hair and portraiture into a brooch. The practice began as an expression of mourning, then expanded to keepsakes of loved ones who were living. A very nice idea I think. 

Monday, January 23, 2017

Tips on cleaning jewellery at home.

It is easy to keep your jewellery sparkling and clean by using products you have around the house.You don’t need to purchase expensive cleaning products when you have the perfect cleaner in your bathroom. Just grab your toothpaste....yes I did say toothpaste. It is mildly abrasive and perfect for removing dirt and grime while at the same time not scratching your jewellery (the exception bing pearls as they are quite soft and delicate). Just keep a spare soft bristled toothbrush in your trop draw. Take a tablespoon of warm water and an inch of toothpaste and mix these together to make a loose paste. If you are worried about scratching your jewellery just massage the toothpaste in gently with your fingers. Rinse well once you are finished and make sure the jewellery dries well. You can help it to dry by blotting with an absorbant soft cloth.

Another product that works well is dish washing liquid. Add a little to some warm water and use a soft toothbruh to clean. I always clean the jewellery in a small bowl just so it does not accidently go down the drain! this sounds silly but it can happen so easily.

Remember to keep your jewellery looking good remove before showering or applying moisturiser and don’t sleep with your jewellery on. 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Monday, January 16, 2017

pink cross necklace.

I do find it difficult to sell my jewels sometimes, especially this one. I love it.
It is pretty and delicate and very feminine.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

1950's poster

A poster I created using an iconic photo of Elizabeth Taylor.
The quote is mine. I created this as a Instagram ad for my online jewellery shop. 
I just loves the 1950's.


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