Hello hello!

It’s been a bit quiet around here, but like a swan on the water, there as been much going on under the surface (I can’t liken myself to anything as graceful as a swan, but I can dream).

Firstly I have been preparing for my second showing at the Country Living Christmas Fair in Harrogate. I had a fantastic show! I was in a similar spot, with a larger stand which worked for me really well. I had many more sales than last time (although I think in these stricken times, people were spending on average a bit less), so still made a tidy profit. I met some lovely people, who were really interested in my work and was happily surprised that I had some repeat customers from last year, who came and bought something new. One lady had lost an earring and had bought the sad single one along, hoping I would be at the show, so I was very happy to oblige her with a new partner for it. Another lady recognised me from a beading magazine and I felt like a celebrity for a little while (ok, I know).

Here is a shocking picture of my stand. Unfortunately I have damaged the lens on my phone camera, and didn’t have the space to take another like this as it was too busy.

Rachl Lucie at country living harrogate 2013

I did manage a few close ups on the last day.;

I am busy uploading some of my new designs onto www.rachellucie.co.uk as quickly as I can, and currently my front page is totally devoted to ‘what’s new‘. Below I’m going to share some of my personal favourites,  but first I wanted to let you know that with the first 22 orders placed in December, I will be including a FREE pair of mystery earrings!

My Pendulum necklace has made it onto the website, and is now available with a choice of semi-precious stones – ruby jade, turquoise and apple jade. The chain is nice and long, and the pendant is 55mm long.

These Stags Leap earrings (and matching necklace) are my absolute favourites at the moment! I also have another version with burgundy pearl and emerald with silver components in it’s way – watch this space!

I do have a thing for long necklaces at the moment! This Infinity necklace is not fixed, so the chain can move through the large mustard agate, and amethyst beads. No need for a catch, so I have joined the chain using contrasting apple jade and peacock pearl beads.

If you are tempted, but not too sure what to buy your loved one this Christmas, don’t forget I have gift vouchers in a range of values – so you can let them choose for themselves!

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 ...