Thursday, December 20, 2012

Blessings of the Season

We wish all our readers and customers a wonderful Christmas
filled with the blessings of the season.  Here are some of the beautiful necklaces that Jane has designed for Christmas - you will see her and myself wearing them as we spread some NeckSpice cheer amongst our family and friends. 

May the angels, elves and reindeers sprinkle their magic
throughout your homes.  We look forward to seeing all of you in 2013
for more cups of tea while we chat about fashion and of course our passion...beads.


Friday, December 7, 2012

End of Year Gifts

This year some of our friends found that their children had multiple teachers (as they have entered the Senior school phase where there is not one classroom teacher but a specialist for each subject).  They wanted to give a small but unique gift to each of these fabulous women.  This is one of those pieces that left the NeckSpice design lab this week to be presented to one of the many wonderful teachers that inspire, guide, challenge and nurture the next generation.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Looking Lovely

The Melbourne Cup carnival concludes today with Emirates Stakes Day. 
There were a number of NeckSpice ambassadors
looking very very lovely...enjoying wonderful weather...
lots of bubbles...gorgeous hats and fabulous fashion.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Melbourne Cup Colours

What an amazing day...congratulations to Green Moon and his rider Brett Prebble
who won the Melbourne Cup today...fantastic atmosphere,
great fashion, lots of fun in Melbourne for the race that stops a nation.
The ladies wearing NeckSpice pieces today at Flemington
 looked sensational.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Remodelled Burnt Orange Seed Beads

Earlier in the year we were working on a necklace for a client - we split a multistranded necklace into two halves.  Here is the second installment - Burnt Orange Seed Bead Necklace Part 2 - totally awesome - totally stylish - totally on trend.

The wonderful thing about this necklace is that the
amber and cream highlight strands can be removed and either
worn on another necklace or as rings.  Our client thought this was
quirky and clever.... we think so too!

Peaceful Offering for ChristChurch Fete

NeckSpice exhibited at the ChristChurch Fete (cnr of Punt and Toorak Rd South Yarra) on Saturday.  These are some of the new styles we have created - our latest peace and princess offerings!!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Statement Pieces

We were discussing the other day that a Statement Piece can change a whole outfit.  It is an easy way to make your wardrobe versatile and work for you on a number of different levels.  Here is one of our latest statement pieces...more in the pipeline.

Friday, September 7, 2012

NeckSpice featured in this month's House & Garden magazine

A stunning renovation of a friend's home required a beautiful NeckSpice piece.  Turn to page 139 of this month's House & Garden magazine to see her wearing the amazing green necklace while she enjoys the surrounds of her newly renovated heritage listed Arts and Crafts style home in Sydney. 

Take a look at the designer's website too
for lots of inspiration:

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Spring Collection Inspired by Winter

The last few days have seen the NeckSpice girls racing around the slopes at Mt Buller.  The scenery was spectacular with fresh snow covering everything in sight...that got us thinking about our Spring collection...crazy that it is being inspired by Winter...but that is the beauty of ideas flowing from one season into the next.

The snow at Mt Buller
has inspired a  
butterfly and pearl collection...
...they look a bit like ski runs.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Happy Customers Make Us Feel Groovy

One of our gorgeous customers allowed us to remodel one of her precious necklaces.  We wrote about the multi strand necklace that we are making into two seperate necklaces.  She has showered us with gifts and that invaluable "groovy" feeling that you get when someone shows faith in your creativity. 

Friday, August 3, 2012

Working in Blue

We have been inspired by a new range of
blue beads...the colour is elegant...clean...crisp...timeless.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Winter Holiday Beading

Indoors, cold, what to do?  Beading!!  Kids in the family not so keen but they like looking at the finished product.  Some of the larger beads went missing during the design process - I suspect they are being used in a "marble run construction" that the kids are creating upstairs...We might might just keep beading downstairs and pretend that we can't hear the construction noises.  Here are some of our Winter creations...more to come next week.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Remodelling and Repairs

A lot of people find it hard to locate someone who will undertake to remodel or repair semiprecious or costume jewellery.  Jane and I have been collecting beads for over 20 years so we have a "beading box" that is filled with exquisite and quirky beads.  Coupled with the desire for a challenge we are finding that we are having a lot of fun remodelling jewellery for some of our customers.  Here is one that we are doing this week.

 This is the necklace before we started. 
The vision is to change it and create 2 new necklaces from this orginal one
which has hundreds of tiny seed beads in a fabulous coral colour.

We have now seperated all the stands and are removing some of the beads
 from one stand and transferring some of the beads to other strands
so the the lengths of the stands will vary.  Thereby giving a graded effect.
The honey coloured beads will be turned into a completely seperate bracelet.
We will post photos to show you our is a labour of love.

The finished necklace ... or should we say one of the necklaces... we are now working on creating a second necklace from the beads that we extracted from the original.  Another labour of love.  Our client was totally thrilled with the transformation and
we will show you a photo of her modelling her new pieces...soon!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's ... Grandmother's ... Yiayia ... Nana ...Grandma Day

To all the wonderful mums, mothers, grandmothers, yiayias, nanas, grandmas, stepmums, stepgrannies we wish you a most special day from the NeckSpice team.  Hope that your day was filled with fun, family and some yummy pancakes.  Here is a small slice of the perfect Mother's day for the NeckSpice girls...a "real" sleep in, flowers, some handmade cards and time to experiment with some new beads...heaven.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Happy Ladies Wearing our Hippie Beads

Positive feedback can feed your creative soul for a while...saw some friends this evening you have succumed to the power of the gorgeous hippie beads in our collection.  They are wearing them "around town to all sorts of events"... their words not mine.  Jane and I will be floating on this comment for some time.  These are some of the colour combinations ... only limited by one's imagination.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

50th Birthday NeckSpice Magic

A family member turned 50 recently and she is totally gorgeous.  She adores the NeckSpice colours and textures so we chose something from the multicoloured range, and a soft woollen "Clove" necklace to add some more tjuz to her wardrobe.  Complemented with a silk scarf.  Have a look at our creations to celebrate this groovy chic's 50th.

The birthday chic's little girl also had a special number birthday so we designed something especially for her to treasure.  Butterflies just seem to make girls happy and they look great with denim.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

NeckSpice Birthday Pressie

A special little girl who visits the NeckSpice team loves looking through our numerous beading and button boxes.  Her Mum was having a birthday last week and this is what this wonderful little girl designed from the NeckSpice bead collection for her...she may even be part of our design team when she grows up...the centre is a vintage button from the 1950's...have a look at her incredible bracelet.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Reading Craft blogs, watching the Tennis, no beading this week

Jane and I have been distracted by Summer and all the wonderful activities that come with this time of year.  Reading craft blogs - check out the new Craft Victoria blog - watching the Tennis for hours...and hours...and hours.  So no beading in our homes this week...we promise to get our act together in February.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy 2012 Summer Designs

Now that the champagne corks have been cleared away Jane and I can turn our minds to Summer and some new designs.  Our first designs for 2012 have an Aegean flavour and can be worn as a single bracelet or multiples as they complement one another.  Have a look at our new range.