Autumn / Fall 2016 jewellery picks and colours ..

The nights are getting darker and the leaves are beginning to gently fall from the trees – autumn is approaching fast!  Here are my picks from my shop for gorgeous autumn colours jewellery ..

 

dark red 2 row multi strand opaque glass crystal necklace handmade fashion jewellery
These rich red beads faceted beads are made from opaque glass, and hand woven onto silver ton metal. Buy here.

 

emerald green long statement chunky green glass crystal bead necklace handmade fashion jewellery
Beautiful jewel deep green necklace, very long, and made with BIG solid crystal glass sparkling beads. Pure statement glamour! Buy here.

 

amber topaz brown crystal glass czech bead faceted long chain tassle drop earrings silver tone handmade fashion jewellery
I used to only make these glass earring chain drop design in Ruby Red, but got so many requests I now do various colours. If you can’t see your favourite shade, simply email me and I’ll make some up for you 🙂 Buy here.

 

two tone dark pale light blue opaque crystal glass bead long flapper silver tone necklace handmade fashion jewellery
The perfect transition necklace for summer to autumn, handmade with a mix of dramatic dark and light pale blue glass crystal beads. Buy here.

 

bronze brown freshwater cultured pearl bracelet silver tone handmade fashion jewellery
I was really pleased to be able to source a number of these beautiful chunky bronze freshwater cultured pearls. They look fab set with silver tone metal, as in this handmade bracelet. Buy here.

 

red speckled made in UK England Britain lampwork glass bead silver tone earrings handmade fashion jewellery
Tiny earrings full of speckled personality! These adorable lampwork glass beads are handmade in England, and I’ve set them into silver plated metal earrings. Buy here.

 

handmade copper celtic pattern knotwork chain necklace handmade fashion jewellery
One of my shops all time best sellers is the copper Celtic pattern range of jewellery, including this striking elegant necklace. Buy here.

 

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Gorgeous vintage jewellery for the Christmas party season

Stuck for jewellery ideas regarding your Xmas and New Year party outfit? Don’t want to be caught out wearing the same accessories as everyone else? Let this mass of sparkling authentic vintage beauties give you some ideas ..

Vintage 3 row AB crystal necklace bead bridal jewellery
Sparkling vintage aurora borealis crystal bead necklaces from the 1960s and 70s can be found easily online, and are perfect for adding that pure retro glamour to your party look without too much bling.
Art deco vintage pink glass paste brooch jewellery
The right brooch can change your look from ordinary to extra-ordinary. This vintage art deco pink glass paste brooch is from my own collection. In the past I’ve used it to scrunch up and tighten a dress which was too loose around the waist, hold fly-a-away scarf down, decorate a tired looking evening bag and to secure a side-wrap top in place. The beauty of a brooch like this is that while solving your secret outfit dilemmas, it becomes a gorgeous focal point to your look.
vintage 60s marcasite shell cameo drop deco pendant
A vintage genuine shell cameo, like this marcasite encrusted chic pendant from the 1960s, oozes elegance, and makes a beautiful, classic statement.
vintage 1970s cape cardigan clip brooch glass diamante jewelry
Capes are a beautiful way to finish a glam winter outfit – for the ultimate in chic add a vintage cape/ cardigan clip, like this vintage 1970s glass rhinestone deco revival clip, to hold it in place.
vintage 1970s french jet glass diamante black tassel drop brooch jewellery
French Jet adds a touch of drama to any look, and this 1970s Victoriana tassel brooch is a stylish mix of prim and party.
vintage 50s glass paste rhinestone baguette bridal tassel drop necklace jewelry
Raid your Great Aunties jewellery box for her vintage glass paste necklaces – this beauty from the 1960s is made from dazzling individually faceted glass stones and is bang on trend this season.
Vintage turquoise, pearl and black diamante rhinestone cocktail ring 1970s jewellery
Cocktail rings come into their own over the Xmas party season, like his vintage 1970s turquoise-glass and pearl stunner.
Victorian antique horn and jet mourning bracelet jewelry
If you like your jewellery to be a talking point then go for genuine antique, like this Victorian circa 1880s bracelet made from rare Whitby Jet and pressed horn. Jewellery made before the 20th Century look so striking, and can still be picked up for a reasonable amount. Prices for basic Victorian costume jewellery brooches start from as little as £10 online, though search for proper vintage jewellery dealers so you’re not sold a fake!
vintage style glass bead silver swag bag
Even though I love real vintage jewellery I have no problem mixing and matching old and new. This modern silver glass bead evening purse handbag is a favourite of mine, and looks amazing when teamed with a piece of authentic vintage jewellery.
vintage 1970s snake brooch large blue red glass diamante rhinestone jewellery
Statement brooches are not for the faint hearted, though with a little extra effort they can look seriously amazing. This massive vintage 1970s glass diamante snake brooch would need careful experimentation with lots of outfits, but get it right and you’ll stand out from the crown beautifully.
Vintage 80s glass pearl bracelet jewellery
If you’re stuck for a way to accessorize your look, you can’t go wrong with pearls. This elegant 3 row cuff bracelet dates from the 1980s and is made from ivory colour glass pearls, in a exquisitely chic twisted design.
vintage 1970s purple marquise glass rhinestone clip earrings
Plum colours are big news this winter, so mix the glamour of glass paste with the shade of the season with these sparkling vintage plum purple rhinestone earrings.
art deco blue glass crystal faceted bead necklace boho 30s jewellery
Why not experiment with vintage glass beads? They come in an infinite variety of shapes. styles and colours, while many (like this 1920s art deco Bohemian blue glass bead necklace) are collectors items in there own right.
Vintage 70s chunky red glass stone paste bracelet jewelry
If your outfit doesn’t leave space for a necklace, then statement wrist-wear is a must, like this ultra chunky red glass stone vintage bracelet, dating from the 1970s.
vintage 1960s glass paste rhinestone baguette drop screw clip on earrings bridal jewellery
Choose your earrings carefully – all that drinking, dancing and partying can lead to unwanted incidents in the earrings department. Try and source some screw back earrings, like these gorgeous 1960s crystal drop clips. The screws hold the earrings more securely in place than normal clip-ons, and if you do have an accident on the dance floor (I’m thinking tangled hair and arms here) you don’t run the risk of having the posts ripped out of your ears (ouch).

 

Cool jewellery for hot summers …

Fab jewellery ideas for your hottest summer look ..

 polished agate gemstone stretch bracelet
Metal parts in the heat can feel annoying against the skin – try wearing elasticated jewellery instead. This polished agate gemstone stretch bracelet is a perfect combination of bright colours and a natural cool earthy vibe.

Antique Victorian Edwardian coral gemstone strand necklace jewelry
Coral jewellery oozes fun and summer chic, and is bright enough for lazy summer days, and yet beautifully sophisticated for enough hot summer nights.

Vintage 1970s malachite gemstone green bead graduated necklace jewelry
Want jewellery that may actually keep you cool? Look no further than the gorgeous malachite gemstone. The way it’s chemically made up means that it always feels cold to the touch, and rarely warms up (you can also use this tip for identifying real malachite from imitations – if your ‘malachite’ starts to warm up to your hands temperature when held, it could be a sign that it’s fake – real malachite takes a long time to warm up – it’s a cold gemstone. In fact, many gemstones have this ‘cold’ quality, including some quartz).

Vintage 1960s kitsch green plastic Lucite bead 2 row collar necklace jewelry
Summer means fun, which equals loud and proud statement jewellery, like this in-your-face vintage 1960s green Lucite bead necklace.

Vintage 1980s yellow red mop shimmer Lucite bracelet panel jewelry
Sweet colour combinations in this vintage 1980s Lucite elasticated bangle ..

Vintage 1960s kitsch flower plastic orange yellow white bead necklace jewelry
Haven’t the patience for making a daisy chains? Go for the next best thing with super kitsch vintage plastic flower jewellery from the 1960s – cute, fun and unique to you.

vintage 1960s yellow Lucite plastic bead bib statement necklace jewelry
Nothing sums up summer better than yellow, but it’s a hard colour to pull off, and get it wrong means you could end up looking like a giant walking lemon! Jewellery is a perfect way to inject a flash of the bright stuff, as demonstrated in this fab vintage 1980s statement yellow bead necklace.

Vintage 1990s rave fluorescent oval bangle yellow glow dark jewelry
Summer? Check √ Bangles? Check √ Fluorescent colours? Perfect! ☼

vintage 1970s green and brown plastic chain bead necklace jewelry
Gorgeous green and brown plastic chain bead necklace

Vintage 1980s shell mop mother of pearl panel stretch bracelet jewelry
Shell and mother of pearl jewellery belong to the summer.

Vintage 1980s chunky statement green plastic Lucite pendant and gold tone chain necklace jewelry
If you can’t be without a bit of bling in summer, check out some vintage 1970s and 80s costume chain jewellery. A lot of it was made using a type of metal which was tarnish-proof and incredibly light in weight, so it won’t feel as clogging against your skin.
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