I have created a design using creamy white pearls and faceted black spinel briolette beads, called Louise.

Louise Spinel and Pearl Necklace

Louise Pearl and Spinel Earrings

The Louise necklace is a modern classic with it’s black and white colours and retro feel, and I think it appeals to people who like to wear something with a vintage look, but in a modern way.

Louise Jewellery

All components are sterling silver, and the combination of the chain with the wire-wrapping works really well.

Louise Handmade Necklace

The Louise earrings use the same styling, and could easily be worn on their own. I often wear ‘sets’ of jewellery separately – maybe it’s just me, but it seems a great way to get ‘two for one’!

Louise Gift Set for the Speakeasy Jewellery Collection

My inspiration was Louise Brooks, the famous silent movie star, and you can fine this design, along with other vintage inspired jewellery in my Speakeasy Jewellery Collection.

Louise Brooks

Louise Brooks


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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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    Pedro Franco

    17th July 2012

    Nice collection. Thanks for posting. keep posting…..

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    Newbridge Silver Jewellery

    13th July 2012

    I think these collections are cool. A simple & antique mixture with silver makes it awesome.

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    Rhona Petrie

    9th July 2012


    What a lovely design, its so gentle and gracious yet would be an amazing addition to many a dress. Great work


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    Rachel Lucie Johns

    4th July 2012

    Thanks for your feedback, Sian and Mark! I do have an online shop, the links are at the top of the page.
    I’m delighted you found my blog!
    Rachel :)

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    Handmade jewellery

    4th July 2012

    very good collection , i really like this .

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    4th July 2012

    Just like to say that the style of your jewellery and the photos you put up are spot on very nicely done

    Maybe think about making a site in this style to sell your jewellery

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    Siân Pitchford

    29th June 2012

    A really interesting article and a beautiful design and always good hear the inspiration behind a piece.
    Thanks for sharing.