Archive for the Necklaces Category
It’s so hard to think of winter when we have perfect summer days in the Northern Rivers…. but alas the winter collection is out ! While I admit to being in love with he hues of chartreuse and turquoise my real obsession in this piece lies with the zebra jasper. Jaspers can exhibit combinations of patterns – such as spots or banding from flow or depositional patterns driven by water or wind. Diffusion from a center produces linear banding from a fracture giving rise to this amazing “Zebra” pattern. Each piece is a tiny unique painting within a bead. #statement necklaces, #designer jewellery, #unique jewellery, #handcrafted jewellery, #bespoke jewellery, #jade jewellery, #jade jewellery, #turquoise jewellery
The story of a dress… given to Andi’s great grand ant in 1959. Andi’s German great grand aunt married a Jewish New York dandy after the war and after realizing that he was actually gay did the unspeakable – and divorced him. She then did another unusual thing – that is to see a counselor- and subsequently became friends with his incredibly wealthy wife. She in turn was friends with Jackie Kennedy and did her shopping – as one did at the time at SAKS Fifth Avenue. So one day she handed Andi’s aunt the dress as a hand-me down to an out of luck German divorcee (of course with the matching dinner coat).
So half a century later this stunning gold dress ( that is in perfect condition and looks like it just left the shop) lives with us in Lennox Head were it got a new life as a fashion prop to showcase distinctly 21st century jewellery….
Up to day No 5 of the #ArtJewelleryChallenge – N°213 THE TREND COUNCIL AMETHYST & TURQUOISE LAB Statement Necklace from the new winter collection. Although it is hard to think of drab winter days when you live in Lennox Head – these days obviously do exist in quite a few places in the world – and I was thinking of those women when I designed this necklace! In colour psychology orange stands for optimism, purple for creativity and turquoise is considered to be inspiring positive thought – simple pick-me up psychology!
Here comes day 4 of the #ArtJewelleryChallenge – thanks so much for nominating me Jen! N°219 The La Vie Chartreuse Statement Necklace comes alive through the colour of the gods -CHARTREUSE- juxtaposed with hues of pecan, cinnamon and beige. Chartreuse lemon Jade, Agate and Imperial Jasper are contrasted by the warm Smoky Quartz and coffee tones of tiger-eye.
Jen – thanks again for nominating me to be part of the #ArtJewelleryChallenge! Here is day 2 of the challenge with a statement necklace from the winter 2015 collection – No 218 – also known as Snow White’s Secret Lover.
The focal point of this piece is an organic matte gold-plated ring from Israel, complemented with Lava, Howlite and Freshwater Pearls and subtly contrasted by gold-plated pyrite (Fool’s gold) and rough gold-plated druzy Agate. I was aiming for white simplicity & contrasting structures all rolled into one…. let me know what you think!
Finally, the new collection is available in the online store and our wholesalers are soon to follow! If you are interested in becoming a LUKA stockist, please come and see us at the Reed Gift Fair in Sydney this week!