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Jazz up your technology!

Posted on: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Finally the penultimate part of my new Art House Collection of nature photography gifts is here, and I’m really pleased to have them up on the website. Yes, just in time for Christmas gift buying, my tablet and smart phone cases are now live.

Basically, there are 4 designs (the same across the Art House range) which are wild garlic, umbellifera, water lily and seed pod, and the cases come in 2 types, a flip case and a slim fit wrap around case, which clips on, with the photo wrapping round the edges.

It has taken a good while longer than I am willing to admit to, but I have them with a drop down menu indicating which types of case are compatible with which of the major type of phones, as not all are available in each. Ta da it’s now done!

Water Lily works really well on technology cases, as it’s bright and vibrant, and gives your phone or tablet plenty of personality. Pictured here is the flip case for the Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle 4 along with the slim clip on case for the Samsung S5, however you can also get them for IPhones, IPads, Nexus and more.




In a monumental oversight on my part, I didn’t get a model of phone that is compatible with these designs – I got an HTC, so although I am counting the days until February when I can get an upgrade, I am not sporting one of these myself. I can personally vouch for the flip cases, though. As I have been developing this idea for over a year, I have a sample of the flip case for my Nexus 7, and after a year of use by the whole family, there are no scratches or sign of wear at all, and the Nexus is still in one piece!






Seed Pod shows enticing slivers of the beautiful seed pod I found in France. I have yet to find out what this plant is, but in the meantime, I love the blue, green and yellow shades, and unusual shapes. You can see the Samsung S5 and IPad 2 slim clip on cases here.


samsung s5 quirky case



You can see how well the important bits of your IPad are still accessible and how snug the fit is here.


unusual ipad cover design


Wild Garlic brings the delicate star-like flowers of the wild ransom to your IPad, Kindle of IPhone. Pictured here is the Kindle Paperwhite flip cover, and IPhone 5C case, but all are available in this design


quirky flower kindle flip cover case

quirky flower kindle flip cover case

unusual iphone flower cover


The Umbellifera range is full of rich lime greens and russets, it makes a striking cover for your technology. You can see the covers for the IPad 2 and IPhone 5C


designer nature ipad cover

designer nature ipad cover

iphone clip on cover

green iphone case


These could make an unusual and artful gift for Christmas. There are other phone and tablets that are compatible with my designs, please get in touch if you are interested and have a different device.

Next we have my cushions arriving very soon – I can’t wait! You can view the current range of Art House gift products here

Rachel x

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Oh How Cool!

Posted on: Monday, November 10, 2014

I just found a lovely real wedding article, featuring a wonderful couple in Bristol where my Ulrica earrings get a little mention! The bride looks gorgeous in the photographs, taken by wedding photographer Sam Gibson, and it turns out that she was given the earrings as a gift. How wonderful that she wore them on the day. Please see below for full credits.

The wedding was in 2012, so hardly hot off the press, but I was delighted for the mention. Thank you to Monique Trulove from French Wedding Style for crediting me. Please go to the full article here and view the rest of their wonderful day.


ulrica earrings real wedding


Well that has just made MY day :)


Photographer: Sam Gibson Photography
Wedding Stylist: The Little Wedding Helper
Wedding Reception Venue: Goldbrick House
Brides Dress…A sale dress from White Rose Bridal. Brigitte had the tulle straps added after seeing the photos of Zara Phillips wedding dress.
Graham’s suit….Fron High and Mighty
Brides shoes…Kurt Geiger
Jewellery…Hair comb custom made from Port Out Starboard Home incorporating a £5.99 brooch found on eBay!
Pearl Necklace borrowed from a friend
Earings were a wedding gift from Graham from Rachel Lucie Jewellery Designs
Graham’s cufflinks were a wedding gift from Brigitte from Not On The High Street. Each cufflink showed a map with the words Paris on one and  Bristol on the other!
Hair and Make up artist: Grace Kingsley 
Flowers: The Wilde Bunch

Rachel x

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Country Living Fair Harrogate and other events

Posted on: Sunday, November 9, 2014

I have a most exciting, and fast-approaching event on the horizon (gulp) is my third Country Living Fair in Harrogate – in just 3 weeks, to be precise! Exciting for me as I get to meet and chat to so many lovely customers. I was delighted that last year I had some return customers, and am hoping they will find me again this year as I am in a different hall this time around. If you are coming along to the event, you can find me in Hall B on stand B127.


Rachel Lucie Designs Country Living Harrogate 2014


Now, I do happen to have 10 free tickets to give away. Would you like to come along? I will be giving a maximum of 2 per person, on a first come first serviced basis, so don’t hang about!

The tickets give you a free day’s entry to Country Living Harrogate on any of the following days; Thursday 27th, Friday 28th and Sunday 30th. Sorry, but the tickets can’t be used on a Saturday. Please leave a comment below (with a means way of contacting you such as twitter, facebook etc) or use my contact page to register your interest, and I’ll let you know if you are successful. Do pop by and say hello :)

I’m also delighted to be taking part in handful of exhibitions over the coming months, leading up to March, so I’ve created a new page on my website to show the details which you can view here >> Rachel Lucie Events

Right, back to it – I have lots to make and get ready! Good luck :)

Rachel x

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