Thursday, December 29, 2011

NeckSpice Hairclips Reach Perth

A lovely little girl who is related to us has received some NeckSpice hairclips from her grandparents.  She has enjoyed wearing them and showing her friends and family the colourful additions to her hair- wardrobe!!  What a wonderful way to celebrate nice weather in Perth with a family picnic and colour by NeckSpice.

Thank you to a very special girl and her parents for taking the photos and letting us feature her on our blog.  We look forward to accessorising for many more wonderful young girls in Perth.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

The elves are exhausted by all the reindeer action at our respective homes.  Jane and I will be taking a few days to re-energise with chocolate and champagne before we start photographing and blogging about the 2012 range.  We wish all our readers and NeckSpice customers a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and relaxing and wonderful end of 2011 and fabulous start to 2012. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Our Gift to Life's Little Treasures Foundation

Life's Little Treasures Foundation has just launched the world's first iPhone app for parents of premature babies - the Premature Baby Journal.  Developed by the founders of the Life’s Little Treasures Foundation, the Application helps parents keep track of their baby’s milestones and the many activities they need to do on a daily basis - both in the hospital and once they have returned home.

NeckSpice is proud to be associated with the LLT Foundation and has donated 2 necklaces for the recent LLT Foundation raffle.  Here is a sneak peek at what we donated for the raffle.


Monday, December 5, 2011

Kris Kringle....Its Getting Close to the Festive Season

A few Kris Kringle requests from our children have brought about some new designs.  They are quirky and fun to wear.  Have a look and let us know what you think.  The Christmas Tree inspired collection can be worn by all ages....young ladies...and the slightly not so young ladies.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Let NeckSpice Make Your Christmas Wardrobe Shine

If you need something special for Christmas
 give us a call and we can sprinkle some
 glitter, fun and happiness into your wardrobe....

Celebrating global prematurity day at national premmie foundation cocktail party

Some very good friends of NeckSpice - Parool Shah (on left) and Shusannah Morris all dressed and ready to go and celebrate global prematurity day at national premmie foundation cocktail party on 17 nov at The Pier in Melbourne.  Parool is wearing a blue and brown coloured resin creation from NeckSpice - that matches her gorgeous dress perfectly.  Parool and Shusannah are also 2 of the dynamic women involved in the creation of Life's Little Treasures Foundation!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Malvern Primary School Twilight Christmas Market

Jane and I have been busy with some new designs which we will be showing at the upcoming
Malvern Primary School

Thursday 24th November
6.30-9.30pm Recreation Centre
17 Tooronga Road Malvern

Join us for a glass of champagne and some relaxed Christmas shopping
for yourself, your family or a special friend

We look forward to showing you our new designs

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Totally Unique, Totally Cool, Totally Gorgeous....

That is what a friend said about this piece on Wednesday - that simple comment will sustain us for 3 months at least.  Just six words - to make us float on air.  Totally fabulous!  This is a piece from the NeckSpice Spring / Summer collection which includes some handmade flowers sprinkled with pearls, crystals and frosted glass.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Purple Butterfly goes to Shepparton

We had a friend's son visiting us on a work experience misson last week.  He had a wonderful time checking out Melbourne and the legal community.  During the week he mentioned that it was his sister's birthday this week.  He decided to choose something from the NeckSpice range as a gift - one of the purple butterfly necklaces that Jane has designed got the "guernsey" to travel back to Shepparton and be the special bithday gift.  We trialled a new ribbon in our gift wrapping and here is the finished product.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Red Butterfly Adds Glam to "The Circle" Today

Jane Kennedy was looking super gorgeous today on The Circle wearing a signature piece - the NeckSpice red butterfly.  Check it out by clicking on the link.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Dressing Hilary Senhali

NeckSpice is thrilled to be dressing Hilary Senhanli for her latest exhibition at Blue Dog Gallery in Beaumaris, Melbourne.  Her works are unique, engaging and spectacular.  If you get a chance to drop in to the exhibition here is the link to the Blue Dog Gallery.  The exhibition is from 26 August - 9 September 2011.  If you want to check out Hilary's gorgeous art work then click on her link to see her creations.  Hilary will be wearing one of the dark grey and bronze industrial button necklaces from the NeckSpice collection.  We are so happy that she has chosen us to add some jewellery magic to her opening event.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Was It Spring Last Week?

So Spring came last week and then went away again in Melbourne.  Some packed away their black boots, woollen clothes and gumboots...and then Winter came back.  We still have Winter snow holidays to get through which may turn into bushwalking if the beautiful weather returns.  Well it is a certainty that it will so we started thinking about Spring colours.  Here is some inspiration...a necklace that I finished yesterday for a special person in my life.  She has been my supporter from birth!!  Jane has an amazing supporter in this department too!!

The pearls she chose are the most gorgeous colour
not quite pink, not quite silver, not quite cream...
just right for Spring  

....even the clip reflects Spring

Sunday, August 7, 2011

NeckSpice Debut on Channel 10

We have some exciting news about our necklaces - one of our woollen and crystal necklaces (the Clove design) made its debut on The Circle (Channel 10) on Friday morning (5 August 2011) – it was worn by Jane Kennedy (in the yellow and black).  Jane came to our first launch last year and this is one that she bought.  She has chosen quite a few more NeckSpice pieces from different areas of the new range and will be wearing them in the next few weeks – so stay tuned to The Circle for more NeckSpice magic.  We were so excited about having a necklace on such a fun program as The Circle and .....on National TV – We are still floating 10 feet off the ground!

 Here is the link to the episode:

 There is an advertisement first and then the show starts.... so persevere and it will come on.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Creating What I Love The Most For Others

It always seems that when you create something you truly love someone will come along and say I would like one of those.  This happened to me twice this week.  I was wearing the necklaces that my daughter and I designed for the recent NeckSpice evening showing - on two seperate occassions friends saw me and asked me to recreate the necklaces.  I explained that I can't duplicate them exactly as some of the beads are one off creations by a glass blower in Fitzroy, Melbourne.  They were unperturbed - one friend insisted "make me one as close as you can to yours".  Ok so now I am back at the beading table with my necklaces and I am "copying" my own designs!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Irresistable Patterns

We have found some glorious silk and cotton fabrics that we have translated into the NeckSpice scarf easy way to update your look and express your own style.  For more photos and information about our scarves have a look at our Scarves For Sale page.

Evening Glamour

Our experiment with crystals, ribbon and resin.  After many days of designing and redesigning we have created a unique piece that will transform any Little Black Dress and keep you stylish this Winter.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thank You

What a wonderful time we had at the showing of 2011 Collection.  Thank you to all those who could attend and we are so thrilled with all your positive feedback and comments.  Obviously we love the range but to have people purchase items and tell us about their "I was wearing my NeckSpice piece and someone commented on how quirky and beautiful my necklace is...." was really special.

For those who could not make the showing of this current Collection please feel free to contact us to view the Winter range.  There are a few stunning pieces left....but like snowflakes they will not be around forever.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Reading and Beading

We have been reading and beading ... and neglecting our domestic duties ... yippee.  Somehow though we have managed to keep our families happy, on track and create wonderful pieces for the Winter Collection.  Have a sneak peak at what we will be showing in June 2011.

Lava Beads .. gift from nature

Pearls and glass ... beautiful combination

Liquid Gorgeousness ... our new description

Statement piece from the Pebble Collection

Sunday, May 8, 2011

She Made Me Do It

Finally Jane forced me to sit down for a whole 4 hours and do admin with no beading...ugh....I know...I know...hard to take off the creative hat and do all the behind the scenes stuff but we had to do it.  Now that all that is in place we can get back to creating our 2011 collection.  Some of our new necklaces have been inspired by the Autumn colours in Melbourne, some from the new beads that we have sourced, and some from our heart.  Here is a sneak preview of what we will be showing at our next morning tea....and perhaps even an evening showing with champagne!! 

Due to a number of requests we will
be adding earings to our 2011 collection

Sunday, April 17, 2011

New Bead Shipment and Visit by Goddaughter

New shipment of beads arrived yesterday and we had a pizza night with my God daughter's family to celebrate the end of Term 1, Easter and all things good in life.  While I was distracted making pizza my very young and creative Goddaughter took a tour through my new bead collection.  She put together these two beautiful necklaces.  I think I might be seeking her out as a full time designer when she grows up.  Wishing all of you happy school holidays.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Giving Back to the Community

Jane and I have always had a strong sense of community and we are thrilled to show you some of our creations that have been donated to the St John's Gala Fund Raising Dinner - it was held on 23 March 2011.  The two necklaces were created especially for the dinner and were auctioned off on the night.  The feedback is that both designs were a spectacular hit.

White crystal with silver flowers

Black resin and glass with silver foil insert

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Colour Colour Colour - We Have Been Busy

You thought that we were at the beach lazing about and not thinking about our 2011 collection...well you were right.  Jane and Tania took some time off over Summer to re-energise but we did not turn off our inspiration meters.  So here is the start of the 2011 collection.  Lovely warm colours for Autumn and beyond.