Young designs full of energy...summer and spring...warm days...sand sailing and sun.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
A dear friend, Parool from LLTF, broke one of her treasured necklaces and turned to the NeckSpice team to do a speedy repair and get it back to gorgeous functional wearable again quick smart!!
Here is the happy outcome - we did not photograph the state it was in before...way too sad!!
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Our friend Justine has entrusted us with her lapis lazuli necklace to remodel into two necklaces for the new season. She wore it today and it was stunning! Here is the finished necklace. The very clever inbuilt special NeckSpice magic design feature is that each strand can be unclipped and worn separately or together...now that is versatile.
Yep we love this necklace so much that we took
a trillion photos...
Sunday, July 20, 2014
We are creating a besoke piece for a client utilising her Lapis Lazuli and our resin and
blue semi precious faceted beads. See our progress to date.
We are aiming to have 2 strands that can be worn independently.
There will be more pictures as we progress. Again it has been a lot of fun,
with numerous cups of tea, laughter and conversation about beads, life
and all the other issues facing women today.
Friday, July 11, 2014
Monday, July 7, 2014
We have been experimenting with a new design - the double strand modern pearls. They incorporate smooth frosted glass beads, resin, silver and pearls to give an elegant and modern look. We are testing out the design with both casual and corporate wear this month.
Some have a ribbon back and others have a smooth metal back. The design has a hidden flexibility in that the necklace can be extended so that it can be worn as a long piece by attaching extra ribbon or metal. We think our design is very groovy - we would love feedback on the design. No two necklaces are the same as we alter the beads so each piece is individual.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
This is "work experience week" in Melbourne for lots of students. Our young NeckSpice designer Chloe was lucky enough to secure a placement with the gorgeous Lucy Mora at Hut 13 in Richmond (at 79 Swan Street). This is one of the funkiest stores stocking the most unusual and colourful handmade home wares, pots, jewellery, and fabulous art.
Check it out next time you are in Richmond.
Lucy and Chloe at the end of a very busy day
full of unpacking beautiful items
for Hut 13
The finished window display with
handpainted gold pots and glorious plants
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Saturday, April 5, 2014
They say that jewellery is a visual extension of your personality and a form of self expression. This is true in our third necklace redesign for our friend Justine. Not only did she spend a lot of time with us redesigning her vintage pearls into a new necklace, she even made the signature bead. Yes she handcrafted the large bead that is intricately covered in golden seed beads. She is a corporate high flyer who loves to use her fine craft skills as a way to unwind. This golden bead is such a wonderful representation of her personality - warm, strong, bright, intricate, creative...the list goes on. Do you have a bead in your collection that expresses the essence of you?
Antique pearls now with a modern vibe
as we have incorporated
crystal, resin and that
gorgeous handcrafted seed bead