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Busy Doing Nothing ~ Thoughtful Thursday

Posted on: Thursday, August 14, 2014

It’s vacation time for me. Three weeks of closed shops, and this year even an ‘out of office’ reply for my email (I’ve never done that before, feels very grown up!).


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I’m not away the whole time, but I am ‘away’, but actually not because I’ve still been popping over to Pinterest (addicted, moi?).

So, anyway, what to do? I have to admit to finding it hard to switch off, my website-based musings and mental lists of stock to order, and orders to make has been replaced with other ideas of where am I going, new collection ideas, plans for up-coming events. So I haven’t really left it all behind, but they do say a change is as good as a rest. I hope so! Is this the curse of the ‘creative mind’ or the person who runs their own business? Well, as I’m both …


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We’ve been having a wonderful time, going to the beach, crabbing, body boarding – let me tell you, I even bought myself my first wetsuit (I’m so NOT a sea-action person by nature), and introducing the dog to the sea was utterly hilarious, but it was great to catch an hour to myself in our fabulous log cabin this afternoon to lie on the sofa, read my Anthology magazine, and do, well… nothing. Except I wrote a blog post. Damn, almost!


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Rachel x

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Cherish Jewellery – Exclusive!

Posted on: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Now available in Rachel Lucie on Notonthehighstreet is the new Cherish necklace and earrings.

I just loved these little brass leaves when I saw them, and used them with rolled gold, pearls and small sparkling garnets to make a pretty new jewellery set.

These beauties are going to be exclusively on Notonthehighstreet where I am busy updating my shop and adding new products.


cherish necklace

cherish necklace

cherish earrings


The 41cm necklace is finished at the back with 2 little pearls and a spring ring.

back detail of cherish necklace

cherish necklace

cherish necklace

Rachel x

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Pearly Queen

Posted on: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I’m sorry to say that my newest pearl range from last Autumn didn’t all make it online. Available in three colours of pearl, with a choice of 4 semi-precious stones each available as earrings or necklaces, this meant I had 24 items to write about, photograph and edit.

I knew they were a winning design, because I sold several sets at the Country Living Fair last December. However, because I haven’t been happy with my photos after updating my editing software last Autumn, and in particular the photos I took for this jewellery range, the poor Siren, Muse and Goddess ranges have been neglected – but no more! I have revisited these little gems and am pleased to say that I have updated, uploaded and published all 24 versions today, with all new photos to tempt you, and am pleased that now they look as lovely online as they do in real life.

Here are the updated photos, as well the Goddess range which has not been available online before.

Muse pearl jewellery

Muse Earrings
Muse Necklace
The warm peachy tones of these freshwater pearls are complimented by the following choice of semi-precious stones: garnet, amethyst, crystal quartz and rose quartz

pearl jewellery handmade using semi-precious gemstones

Siren pearl jewellery

Siren Earrings
Siren Necklace
Made with large silver-dyed freshwater pearls, complimented by the following choice of semi-precious stones: carnelian, peridot, aquamarine and citrine

Siren Pearl Jewellery by Rachel Lucie

Goddess pearl jewellery

Goddess Earrings
Goddess Necklace
This time made from gorgeous ivory freshwater pearls, complimented by the following choice of semi-precious stones: garnet, lapis lazuli, tanzanite and lemon quartz

goddess jewellery by Rachel Lucie

These designs are also available and fully updated over on my Notonthehighstreet shop, too. I hope you like them as much as I do!

I mentioned the Country Living Fair last year – I have decided to do the Harrogate show again this year. Expect more information nearer the time, but I look forward to seeing you there.

Rachel x

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