Five Fool's Gold Rings

To celebrate this fabulous festive time of year, I have a special collection of rings available at Craft and Culture. In the spirit of the season they inspired by the traditional Yuletide Carol: The 12 Days of Christmas "and a Partridge in a Pear Tree..."

Five Gold Rings

 
Fool's Gold to be exact! Only one of each design, featuring a different formation of pyrite and hand sculpted to bring out the best in each: from big & rugged, to polished perfection.

Fool's Gold to be exact! Only one of each design, featuring a different formation of pyrite and hand sculpted to bring out the best in each: from big & rugged, to polished perfection.

 

Each of these original pieces has been hand made to be a special gift for a unique person, perfect to wear whilst clutching a glass of champagne to see in the New Year 2014. Architectural shapes and mineral specimens in black and gold give a flash of cool metallic for an all year round special sparkle even when the Christmas jumpers and sequinned ensembles are mothballed until next winter.

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Sweet Ombre

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Getting out of the workshop and discovering the majority of my clothing is covered in splashes and smudges of pigment (not in a good way) I have I have made a couple of purchases recently to freshen up my existing wardrobe which currently spill out of vintage suitcases in my "cosy" apartment. The questions I have had to ask when considering a new item have been: "How can I make this work for the crazy/unpredictable weather we continue to have??!" The answer seems to be simple pieces in light fabrics cool enough for coping with the city's public transport in hot spells, but with the prospect of adding interesting tights, knitted  layers of cardigans and scarves and my favourite high 70s leather boots as the leaves change colour...

Cue Craft & Culture to create an amazing new lookbook, shot by  the talented Fiona Pepe which along with a selection of my handmade jewellery also feature;

interesting knits, tactile leather and THE most amazing ombre tights!!!

Ombre tights by BZR,   Hewn Bangles and ring, Jade Mellor

Ombre tights by BZR,

Hewn Bangles and ring, Jade Mellor

 The colours add autumnal interest with their faded tones and are made even more wearable by the fact the opaque colour is darker and heavier at the top (thank you!) which flatters even non-model legs drawing attention to the narrowest part of the ankles!

These graded colours and wonderful textures are just what we need for the transition from Summer to Autumn.  Here's a look, but check out the whole feature and new items joining the Craft & Culture site here.

Delicious colours...crème brûlée!!!                                                                                                          Black bangles and Hewn ring

Delicious colours...crème brûlée!!!                                                                                                          Black bangles and Hewn ring

One of my white and metallic Hewn rings ,Leather wallets by Anoukis, metal bracelets by Rah&Rah and Jesse Harris.

One of my white and metallic Hewn rings ,Leather wallets by Anoukis, metal bracelets by Rah&Rah and Jesse Harris.

My Hewn RIngs in marbled grey, and black & pyrite

My Hewn RIngs in marbled grey, and black & pyrite

Hendrick Lou knits, Annoukis bag, Rah&Rah bracelets and my white Hewn ring (just seen)

Hendrick Lou knits, Annoukis bag, Rah&Rah bracelets and my white Hewn ring (just seen)

                                 The beautiful Neko

                                 The beautiful Neko

Style Tag

Interior and fashion designer April Pride is the first to be snapped for Seattle Met's Style Tag.  A lover of mixing vintage family pieces and new designers, here she is wearing a gorgeous (slightly malachite-y?) green dress and a black & gold Hewn Bangle! Purchased from Seattle based online design store Craft & Culture.

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You can read about the feature here at Seattle Met online and see the jewellery here at Craft & Culture