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Around here…

It’s been a busy few weeks up in my studio, and I hope to start blogging more regularly again, now we’re getting back into routine at home again! 

I’ve been sorting out and organising my space, trying to see what works where and I’m hoping to do a little studio tour soon! 

I’ve finished some wedding projects, cards, and recently I’ve made these “stacker” style necklaces. Every single bead is hand made and perfectly imperfect, and I rather like that. I mixed many of the colours myself to make the ombré shades work together 🙂 I only wish I could wear the pink – I think the yellow/brown autumnal one has already found it’s home with me 🙈 Do you have a favourite? Or colour mixes for me to try? .
My happy quotes have been a helpful focus during some difficult times over the past few months. I find huge comfort in words, I have always searched for wisdom from others. I’m hoping to keep all of them together in a small happy quite sketchbook. Do you find writing useful? I’m hoping to get back into it, and my art journaling too!  

Colour moods have always been fascinating to me, and as we move into a new season, there is a definately nip in the air, and I’m loving my trusty legging and boots combo! I’ve been really loving an autumnal palette recently – I love these earth tones with the teals – so pretty together! 

I’ve been trying to record my inspiration and when it strikes using the hashtag #jljinspireme on Instagram. I’m hoping it will be useful to reflect on, and I would love others to use it too! Of course the photo below is showing that I’m being inspired by lace, stickers and sweet treats! 
Finally, Here are some of my new jewellery designs, that I’ve made especially to compliment some of the new arrivals at Stafford Cottage in Minchinhampton. I really enjoy using the lovely prints and fabrics as inspiration. 
Have a great week

Best Wishes, Jen x

Jewellery

Handmade jewellery 


 For the longest time I can remember, I absolutely love making jewellery. Right from making paper beads at brownies, creating button jewellery with my friends to constantly making jewellery with my mum… I adore seeing how much joy can come from creating something you can wear.

Some of my necklaces are for sale locally at Stafford Cottage in Minchinhampton or online at my etsy shop. 

I like the freedom of mixing colours to match an exact item, like this beautiful print from @lilyandmeclothing. That spring /summer colour palette is so pretty. I love the pops of yellow and turquoise! And these beautiful Adini summer prints …with colours like these, it’s easy to get inspired!  

Hand mixing that purple was so much fun! I had blackberry stained hands for a good while! I love the subtle tone changes you can create when mixing colours yourself. There are no limits! 

This was a new design trial – I’ve lived in it so far 🙂 

This was a recent Commission – to match a floral print skirt for a wedding. 

I relish the challenge of matching colours to make a bespoke piece. I’m always happy to chat through an idea – drop me an email! 

You can find my ready to ship jewellery here – I hope you have a wonderful day! 

Ps. This post is not an ad  or affiliated with any companies or brands – I’m sharing products and prints that I love- I hope you enjoy!)