Here’s some of my new Autumn / Winter collection.

Very simple designs with amethyst, aventurine, rose quartz and grossular garnet ‘rondelle’ beads which I must admit I have been collecting together like a magpie from all different places.  I love to bring together things from lots of places to make something new.

Playing around with the colours of the semi-precious gems I had collected, I realised I just had to combine them, and really love these colours together.

As you can see, I have used the theme to create earrings, a pendant and also a necklace. All the metal parts are sterling silver, as always.

I have just discovered sterling silver ‘beading chain’ and really love the way it falls and it’s delicate effect. I decided to thread beads straight onto it and create chain that way.

It adds great movement, and a really casual look which I can see looking great with layered long sleeved tees and knits as the weather draws in. I made myself one (in another colour-way which I’ll show you soon) and it’s really tactile!

The colours are loosely inspired by the current Pantone colour trends for Autumn / Winter, and I these particular ones remind me of the Western Isles in Scotland on a misty Autumnal morning. I hope they prove to be versatile to add to many different outfits this fall.

Rachel x

15th September 2010

Rachel Lucie Johns

Hi! I'm Rachel, a jewellery designer-maker & nature photographer. My work is inspired by the gorgeous countryside around West Yorkshire & Art Deco design. This blog is where I share my creative life and inspiration. find out more ...


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    Rachel Lucie Johns

    20th September 2010

    thanks for your lovely comments and feedback. Best get some of my other new work on, too :)

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    Cinnamon Jewellery

    20th September 2010

    Gorgeous colours and I love that chain too!

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    19th September 2010

    These are gorgeous!

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    hello gorgeous

    19th September 2010

    OMG! these colours are fab together…..I love the sim0plicity of the pendant and the earrings ;o)


    hello gorgeous xxx

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    19th September 2010

    Really like the autumn moss & heather colours. Purples & greens are my magpie collecting colours!