Following from my photo shoot a couple of weeks ago, here is bit more detail about the jewellery I designed for the day. With the vintage-vibe provided by the clothing from Anne at Amelia and hair by Debbie at Zeitgeist, I decided pearls would be my main theme.

Some are one-offs, and some are available to buy over on the website.


cerise pearl long necklace


This necklace is nice and long, making it work either wrapped around twice or as a long necklace. By having pearls of different pink shades and shapes it complimented the wrapped pink patterned v-neck dress on the day. There are also some Swarovski padparadscha beads interspersed randomly.

The pearl bracelets were a selection we used stacked for the styled shoot, and they are available on the website.

colourful freshwater pearl bracelet selection

I love these copper turquoise beads! They are the first kind of beads that I bought, and they crop up regularly in my designs. This time around I thought a straight necklace on their own gave a great 50’s vibe


copper turquoise handmade necklace

You can see that it can be worn either way around, and on the day, Florence wore it this way! The heart is Swarovski padparadscha, again, and the chain is solid silver with some small ivory pearls to finish. Which way would you wear it?

handmade gemstone necklace

This cascade necklace features faceted spinel beads with a silver figaro chain. The cluster effect works great with a plunging neckline, and we used it like this and shortened on the shoot.

faceted spinel silver necklace

black gemstone necklace

The matching earrings are long with a very fine silver chain and peach seed pearls to add some interest.

pearl and black spinel earrings handmade

Spinel again, here, but this time faceted teardrops with baroque green pearls. This is a one off version of my Louise Necklace, and I think it shows that the design can really work with different coloured pearls. It was my favourite piece from the day, and worked wonderfully with the hat from Hat Therapy (made using vintage material) and the gorgeous cardigan from Amelia.

freshwater pearls and spinel handmade necklace

green pearl and black glamorous necklace

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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    31st January 2016

    Keep on working, great job!