rainbow semi precious necklace by rachel lucie 2

It’s very rare that I make some jewellery just for me, it always seems kind of wrong, which sounds pretty strange when you think about it. Well, I decided to make myself something a couple of weeks back, and I thought I’d share it with you.

One of the things that draws me back to semi-precious stones again and again is the amazing rainbow of colours. I know in practice that many are heat treated or dyed to enhance their colour, but doesn’t dull my wonder at the colours that there really are out there.

rainbow semi precious necklace by rachel lucie 1


I combined some fairly chunky, differently shaped stones, with contrasting shapes into a really simple necklace. So simple that it doesn’t have a fixed length, jut a sterling silver ‘s’ hook which I can attach anywhere I like to make it the right length for what I am wearing.

Ever the thrift-monkey, I love the idea of jewellery that you can wear with anything, and often when I do make pieces for myself, they are of no colour, or every colour – bound to match whatever I throw on before I take the kids to school in the morning! It might have something to do with the fact that I am so slow to come round in the morning, the less effort the better as far as I am concerned!

rainbow semi precious necklace by rachel lucie 3

The stones you can see here are: blue lace agate, amethyst, rhodonite, smoky quartz, green onyx, copper turquoise, fluorite, aventurine, agate, pyrite, agate, dyed jade, quartz.

long fluorite earrings by rachel lucie

I made these earrings to compliment the necklace, and they are really very long! The fluorite beads are 14mm at their widest point, and these hang just above my shoulder. I’ve been wanting to make some really long earrings for a while now, and can atest that they feel great on, and not only that, I can run and not knock my teeth out. Just waiting for a haircut now to really show them off properly.



Rachel x

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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    Get Crafty

    10th April 2013

    Hi Rachel, we are big fans of your work. We’ve just visited your online shop. Aurora and Parisian style necklaces are our preferred. Good luck with your next projects! xx

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      Rachel Lucie Johns

      11th April 2013

      Thanks very much! I hope to be back with some new designs very soon, thanks for following and see you on Facebook! x

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    6th April 2013

    Rachel, are these the earrings you were wearing the other day? Because I LOVE those, they looked great on :-) Fab necklace too. pxxxxxx

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      Rachel Lucie Johns

      8th April 2013

      Hi Paula! Yes those were the very ones, thank you so much! xxx