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More miniature artworks from Heidi Bennett

by Alexandra May | June 07, 2016 | 0 Comments

Heidi Bennett

Heidi BennettEmerging designer Heidi Bennett's range is a revelation: hand-produced, unconventional and bursting with bold colour. She was one of my top jewellery discoveries of last year, so I was pleased to become one of her first stockists. I've now topped up my Heidi collection with nine new pairs of earrings for Summer 2016.

Every line is made in small batches, and, since the jewellery is stitched and and finished by hand, no two pairs are exactly alike.

Heidi Bennet's red jewels

Heidi's eclectic range of influences combine to beautiful effect in her work: folk, gypsy, Russian, '60s bohemian and '40s dressing-table-pearl styles can all be found in the collection (sometimes blended together in one pair!)

Since Heidi works alone at every step of the production process, from the initial product sketches to material sourcing to meticulously crafting the pieces, each earring is a showcase for her passion and skill.

Zoom in on the images to examine the perfection!

Enjoy browsing!

Alexandra

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La Maitresse's Forbidden Fruit

by Alexandra May | April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

This month I've been hard at work getting a very exciting new collection online: the exotic, natural 'La Maitresse' range by Konplott. Below are some photographs from the shoot, along with artists' depictions of wild nature that fit with the theme of this jewellery.

This vibrant creeping vine ring is fitted with an adjustable band to fit any size finger. The whole range seems to be modelled on plants that are beautiful but deadly, like the venus flytrap...... only with rows of Swarovski crystals in place of spiked borders.

Designer Miranda Konstaninidou created on-trend ear cuff design for the range. The earring can be gently manipulated to fit any ear and stays in place thanks to two gentle clips. Looks edgy, feels incredibly comfy!

The jewellery is very sturdy, fitted with high-quality Swarovski crystals and glass stones, and is crafted by hand in a Philippines studio that employs only women. Head designer Miranda personally trains each of her employees, passing on her expert knowledge and equipping them with the skills to make a good living from jewellery-making.

Enjoy browsing!

Alexandra

Posted in 2016 jewellery, 2016 jewelry, art, art and design, arty jewellery, bath england, bath jewellers, bath jewellery, colourful jewellery, designer jewellery, designer jewelry, floral jewellery, flower, flower earrings, flower jewellery, flower rings, georgia o keeffe, konplott, konplott earrings, konplott jewellery, la maitresse konplott, natural jewellery, nature jewellery, Swarovski crystal

NEW IN: Ricardo Douaihi

by Alexandra May | March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

We know that spring has sprung when the new Ricardo Douaihi collection arrives at Alexandra May. His stunning lace earrings are all made by hand and embroidered with semi precious stones, mother of pearl, glass beads and tiny Swarovski crystals.

Each pair of lace earrings are light as a feather, yet make a dramatic statement and this collection is no different. Some of our favourites include the large Gold Floral Lace Lilac Beaded Earrings (above), Green & Gold Lace Star Wheel Earrings, small Gold Floral Lace Blue Beaded Earrings, Gold Lace & Crystal Wheel Hook Earrings, which are encrusted with tiny Swarovski crystals, and Silver Floral Lace Blue Beaded Earrings.

Worn with a summer dress or a simple top (our favourite being a crisp white shirt) these earrings will look fabulous. The question is, which pair to choose?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in beaded earrings, crochet earrings, cyrstal earrings, daisy earrings, Earrings, flower earrings, gold lace earrings, handmade earrings, handmade jewellery, hook earrings, lace earrings, light as a feather, Ricardo Douaihi, silver lace earrings, spring jewellery, statement jewellery, Swarovski crystal earrings, Swarovski crystals

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