The Woodland Collection

Feeling autumnal? As the leaves fall from the trees and the darkness of winter descends, we’ve got a new collection of jewellery from Layla Amber perfect for this time of year: The Woodland Collection.

The Woodland Collection
The Woodland Collection

For some time Layla had been toying with the idea of working in wood. She had the spark of an idea to use geometric patterns in some way, but what form was that going to take? Layla began just sketching out ideas and always seemed to naturally gravitate towards drawing animals, and in this case it was an owl.  Experimentation led her to remove all of the unnecessary features, replacing what was left with geometric shapes and patterns. From here the idea was developed across some of her favourite woodland animals.

Woodland Fox Brooch
Woodland Fox Brooch
Woodland Leaf Studs
Woodland Leaf Studs
Woodland Feather Necklace
Woodland Feather Necklace

Weaving with the Navajo

Over the weekend we had some new jewellery designs by Alice Bosc arrive on our shelves. Alice’s geometric statement necklaces by designer Alice Bosc have taken from the patterns of Navajo folk art, so I thought I’d take a closer look at some Navajo Indian craft just to get a bit of background to the pieces.

The Navajo, the largest federally recognised tribe in The United States of America, are famed for their weaving. I stumbled across this short film of elderly Navajo Clara Sherman carding and spinning. She was one truly skilled lady!

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Clara Sherman, Navajo Weaver
Alice Bosc Jewellery
Alice Bosc Jewellery

 

Get Ready For Adventure Pioneer

Go on a journey of self discovery with these absolutely incredible Titanium Quartz pendants.

Titanium Quartz, also known as Rainbow Aura Quartz, is the perfect stone for the mind. It is said to centre scattered emotions and aid clarity of thought, clearing unnecessary thoughts and helping you discover your life path.

We also tend to think that these pendants look a little bit like the far flung reaches of the universe. What better way to expand your horizons!

More details here

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