16 November 2017


These are some of the out-takes I took today for our new jewellery collection 'Wilderness'. I'm still in the process of listing them all online but they should all be available to buy from next week. If you follow RUST Jewellery on instagram then that will be the place I will announce it first.

I took these photos using our new tripod, our old one kept falling over or collapsing mid shoot! I'm so impressed with it and it makes life so much easier as it's so heavy duty and the head moves at any angle!Anyhow thats not very interesting.

So these were taken at the bottom of our garden and I was lucky enough to catch little shards of afternoon sun peeping through the branches!
It is no easy job to model jewellery and is only slightly less awkward that directing another person to do what I want them to do! However, the light and colours of the pictures are just what I was after to go with our new jewellery items which are designed to go with your outdoor winter clothes ; ) So overall I'm happy with the concept, I hope you are too!

4 November 2017

winter season at RUST Jewellery

If you follow me on instagram then you'll probably have seen this all before, however it's nice to see year on year, how we've decorated the shop each winter time on my blog too.
I'm a sucker for that snowy cosy feeling and xmas decorations get me so excited! But, I try to keep a lid on my nostalgia a little bit so as not too over take the jewellery to much.

As we don't really have a baby sitter on hand, we always do shop re-arranging as a whole family whilst the shop is shut. This usually means take-away for dinner, curry or fish n chips. It's sort of a tradition now. P loves to help but it can often mean it will take us three times longer.

Quite similar to previous years, we love our logs which are the perfect height. I sprayed the windows with a load of fake snow to give a frosty effect and threw a lot of fake snow flakes on as well just in case.

I really enjoy making and finding little things for our shop at xmas time because not everyone can afford expensive jewellery and it's sometimes nice to buy something small. I make candles, cards, xmas stockings, note books and packaged up lovely old antique prints!

These are 1920s french seed envelopes which are useful for something me thinks.

I found these vintage pots in the market and finally got around to making candles in them. They are made with 100% natural non-toxic ingredients.

you can never have enough notebooks right? These come with a nice wooden pencil too!

We will be having a few more accessories to add soon too, we already have leather goods and beautiful cotton and wax canvas aprons with copper and leather rivets.

I will update any new things before the xmas season too, as I'm hoping to have time to work on my new collection.

If you can't make it to our shop on the Isle of Wight, then you can always come and visit us online instead! 

 Thanks for taking a little tour of our shop! x