17 May 2016

rust jewellery - may 2016 update

I have been a bit busy here at Rust HQ! There are some new items now available on our RUST online shop, and also some 9ct gold versions of existing designs...

Our Oak Leaf collection has always been popular so we are always expanding it! The three leaf necklace is back in stock in silver, and now available in gold too!

Seagull earrings now have a matching necklace to keep them company...

And the new seashell collection is available online finally. I carved this tiny shell out of wax for casting. I modelled it on a shell found on a local beach, which I though was an unusual species of scallop because it was narrow in shape and quite black in colour. We have a necklace in 9ct gold and silver, and also a silver ring (more sizes coming soon).

Now available in silver...

...fern and pearl necklace.

And our 'Penny wise' hand is back in stock too...

...and Isle of Wight necklace, now available in 9ct gold too.

We've also been busy making some new diamond rings which are selling rather quickly these days...

 You can see more over on our website www.rustjewellery.com

thanks for reading!

10 May 2016

blue + yellow

We have been treated to a few days of glorious spring weather here in Blighty. I might be proud enough to say that there is nowhere quite as lovely as Britain in the spring time.
This yellow field of rapeseed has been planted quite near to our town, and on a warm evening, some wafts of flowery scent come drifting over to us at home.
There is something about these fields that make you sort of want to 'dive' into it, or run about 'Sound of Music' stylie.

On the other spectrum, the bluebells are out in force this time of the year too, we went adventuring up Mottistone Downs...

Our son is 6 weeks old now, he is smiling and growing, those are his two occupations. Sleeping whilst attached to a human is what he does for the rest of the time. He is a total joy and I am doing my best to read him and make him happy. His blonde hair has rubbed off and is being replaced with a shade darker, and his look is already changing from British to Japanese.

Another flower that grows happily here all over the Island is Gorse, it gives the place a sort of Mediterranean feel (when you squint your eyes).

When we have a couple of hours without our toddler, we escape to have a nice lunch. On the hottest day of the year so far we went to Colwell Bay.

We imagine that we are on holiday in Greece or somewhere tropical, when actually we are just down the road from our house. Britain on a good day!

Sometimes he sleeps at convenient times ; )

4 May 2016

TROPICAE PARADISO : a Rust Jewellery photo shoot

Shell necklace (coming soon online) in 9ct gold

Shell necklace in 9ct gold

Shell ring (coming soon online) in sterling silver

We are so happy to have discovered a lovely Island lady who agreed to be our jewellery model the other day. It involved lots of boring standing about on a cold wet day, at our local botanic gardens here on the Isle of Wight. 
So pleased also that our five week old son did stay asleep the whole time in my mister's carrier!
We hope to do some more photo shoots in the future, hopefully when the weather gets a bit warmer ; )

With many thanks to our lovely new model, and to Ventnor Botanic Gardens.