Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Jewellery Inspiration - Africa

I'm sure some of you can remember I was in Ghana a few months ago over the Winter holidays.
It was AH-mazing as I'm sure you can imagine:)

I came home so inspired by all the sights, colours, smells and beautiful people.

The last few weeks I've spent finally using some of that inspiration and turning it into creation.
So in a few days I will be launching the Out Of Africa Pink Sunshine Summer collection:)

But before I show you guys the finished Jewellery I wanted to share some of the visual inspiration behind the pieces.

It really was the colours that had the biggest impact on me, it has made me dare to be a bit different and experiment with brighter tones than I have done before.

I cant wait to reveal the new collection on Friday:)
But until then I hope you are all having a fantastic week and 
Happy Wednesday!!

Sunday, 21 April 2013


When I was on the Emerald Isle last week my friend Annie and I drove into the lovely countryside to visit the Avoca Mill.

Most of you probably know my love/obsession with interesting crafts,
and hand weaving has just been added to that list.
The wool, the beautiful colours and patterns, its my paradise.

One of the brilliant things about the mill is you can just wander round while they are working!!
Its awesome to see where everything is made and you can even go back into the mill and find the person who made the rug/scarf/bag/wrap that you just bought and ask them to sign it for you:)
The Mill has been running since the early 1700s, providing work for the small village, but it wasn't until the Wynn sisters took over in the 1920s that the crafters became so well recognized.
From designers such as Schiaparelli to the Queen people worldwide fell in love with the signature bright colours and beautiful handmade designs.

I am a little bit in love with the whole place and secretly wish that one day they will ring me up and offer me a job where I can just go and play with all the pretty wools and colours:)

I have been having fun this week sorting out the photos for some new Pink Sunshine pieces inspired by Ghana. Its taken me a while, but the jewellery should be up in the shop by the end of this week finally!!!
So keep your eyes peeled for that and hope you are having a lovely weekend:)

Friday, 19 April 2013

Etsy Love Featuring Tzunuum

Tzunuum is an awesome jewellery shop run out of Berlin by the very talented Raphaela.

In her own words 'Tzunuum is inspired by all gold and shiny things, tribal adornments and mythical stories, dreams and wild imagination.'

Her play with colours and obvious folk influence really inspires me.
It makes me want to wear all the colours of the rainbow and then go and paint an Aztec temple. As you do.

Happy Friday everyone!!!

Monday, 15 April 2013

Sometimes all you need are mountains and a log fire.

I had a lovely time in Ireland last week.
It really was a rest for my soul:)

Cup of Tea in the morning with the mountains in the background.
Crashing sea.
Bridge over water.
Trad band.

Happy Monday everyone:)

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Live a life you're proud of.


So its been a funny few weeks for me.

I finished the course I was taking last week. 
It was a mad rush at the end to get everything done and as the course was an intensive one it finished rather quickly. It felt like a bit of an anti-climax really.

And now I'm taking a few weeks to get my head straight on what I want to do, where I want to be and just have a bit of time to become myself again. 
Its all a bit scary as I don't have much of a plan at the minute, but I just have to keep reminding myself that its exciting and the world really is my oyster. 

There is no pressure to make a quick decision, so I am going to spend this next week visiting some friends in Ireland. 

I'm excited to get out in the countryside, read some good books and wander around Dublin:)

I hope you all have a lovely week and I will see you soon! 
Happy Saturday everyone!!

Wednesday, 3 April 2013


On of the things I really wanted to try and do this year was to see some more of my local area.
Now in London its not like there's a lack of things to see, but sometimes I just cant be bothered to get on the Tube and to take an hour to travel into town.
But even local to me in West London there are plenty of things to see. 
In Ealing, My neighbourhood, there is a old Manor house that now houses a museum and art gallery.
So after wanting to check it out for a long time I finally went a few weeks ago with my beautiful friend Izzy:)

 (LOVE my new coat that I found on Ebay:)

Is there anywhere interesting in your area you have been meaning to visit?
Maybe that can be a plan in April:)
Happy Wednesday!!