Category Archives: Bracelet

Last Hurrah: Retirement of Some Favourites

Out with the old … in with the new! 

In order to make some room for new designs and color palettes, some of the Piece de Resistance sets will be getting a well-earned retirement.  Since they also feature elements like ribbons, pearls and accents that have limited availability, once they are gone, they are gone!

Here are the items to be phased out:

– Golightly Enamel Bangle Set

– Golightly Gleaming Curiosities Necklace

– Savoy Truffle Bangle Set

– Savoy Truffle Gleaming Curiosities Necklace

With new designs and enamel shades on the workbench, new sets will be debuted as these all time favourites are slowly phased out. 

Have a color / style suggestion for new bangle sets?  I’d love to know!  Please leave a comment with your ideas.

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Trendy Assorted Oranges

Out of all the bold shades that are trending for this autumn, my favourites are the shades of orange and saffron that are too beautiful to pass up. Whether I’m whipping up a batch of Parisian macarons or set of enameled bangles, it seems like warm citrus tones just have a magnetic draw.  It seems like the perfect color for mixing – it plays so well with mocha, pink, blue, and purple . . . is there a single color that isn’t set off by an accent of orange?

Top left to right : Orange Blossom Parisian Macarons with Milk Chocolate Ganache Filling; New for Fall – Enameled and Textile Necklace

Bottom left to right : Orange Blossom Water from Nielsen Massey; Mumford Wallpaper in Rust and Pearl from Thibaut; New for Fall – Teal Cape with Embellished Eternity Scarf from SecretGardenApparel.Etsy.com

 

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>Artist Collaboration with Unabashed Apparel!

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Poor, neglected blog! Here’s a post that should reflect how I’ve been spending my time (because it’s probably too clear that those extra hours haven’t been devoted to writing on here)! Just in time for Autumn, I was invited to create some new bangles to pair with a line of Fall fashions from Unabashed Apparel.

Circe Crossover Top shown in Quill paired with Nimbus Skirt shown in Heron / Citron Spice Bangle Set

Sarahbeth Larrimore is the creative, color addict responsible for designing a collection of clothing that is saturated with rich tones and sumptious details. Her designs are certainly inventive – and not without a bit of bohemian flare – but still give a nod to the classic lines and forms that make each piece feel timeless.

Circe Crossover Top shown in Smoke / Ribbon Candy Bangle Set

The images of this Autumn line are laced with a gilded type of Gothic beauty – and a haunting touch of mystery. So perfectly suited for the time of year and my personal favorite of all the holidays: Hallowe’en! When described to me, Sarahbeth summed up her vision as:

The general theme is a very magical – rich, saturated colored affair. I’m thinking some deep ink bottle green, midnight blue, orchid, raspberry, pumpkin – and some steel blue/grey with a bit of gilt for golden measure.”

Lyra Top shown in Ink

Steel City Bangle Set

Cobblestone Pullover shown in Quill / Emerald Bangle Set

I met this marvelous artisan through Etsy, where I got my first sampling of her work: a lovely raspberry colored layering top with lacey accents. That top has such a supple, delicious feel against the skin – it has made it’s way into some of the photos of my other jewelry.

Making these bracelet sets to pair with Unabashed Apparel’s Fall clothing has been such an enjoyable and inspiring project. Please take a look at our hard work – and share your thoughts here!

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>"Found" by the Storque

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For the casual Etsier this post title might sound a bit bizzare (but just to set the record straight: no, I am not expecting a child). The Storque is a portion of Etsy’s website that features articles about trends, artists and the latest Etsy “finds”. The Storque has about 17,500 e-mail subscribers currently and is an excellent way to stay in the loop.

In an article written by Etsy admin, Anda, my Limey bangles were featured alongside the work of many other talented artists. Anda pens: “Bangles are a wardrobe essential to me. I feel nervously under-dressed if I leave the house with empty wrists.” I second that notion! As an antidote to bare wrists, Anda provides a long list of lovely items (including my bangles! Hurrah!).

Where can you find the Storque? On Etsy’s home page, at the very bottom (below the featured artist and most recent additions), there is a que of Storque article headlines and photos. Or you can find it by clicking on the “Community” tab . . . but here’s a link to make matters easy!: The Storque

Here is the full article on bangles:

Thank you so much, Anda!!!

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>New Bits and Bobs

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Here are a few new things that should be listed in my shop soon! (Please note the “should”!)

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>Bullfinch & Barbury on Etsy’s Front Page!

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At some point last night (most likely while I was watching the women gymnastics from the Olympics in Beijing), Bullfinch and Barbury made the front page of Etsy!

One of my new East Indies color sets, dubbed “Calcutta” was highlighted — though I only know this because of the massive amount of traffic that hit my little shoppe.

I owe someone a huge thanks for picking out my jewelry and getting it on the front page Etsy showcase! (Too bad I was busy gasping over the American gymnasts on the uneven bars !)

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>East Indies for Missandrony

>Here’s another variation on the East Indies color scheme — this time with a little extra saffron and marifold yellow tones as specified by Missandrony (who, by the way, rocks). I think they turned out very nicely and look good when displayed on an obliging asiatic lily.

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