Grab yourself a bargain!

Hi there, thanks so much for reading this blog. Apologies for the lack of posts lately, things have been a little busy recently (I’ll tell you all about it in the next blog post!). However, I have some sad news for you…

I’m closing my Little Koo Etsy shop for the foreseeable future. Well, this might not be sad news for you, but it is a little bit sad for me! I really enjoy jewellery making and I just want to thank you so much to everyone who has bought, commented on, or even just looked at my jewellery. It really means a lot to me. Unfortunately, raising two-year old twins doesn’t leave a lot of time for jewellery making and it’s just not worth my while keeping the shop open for now. I do plan to come back to it in a year or two though, so keep your eyes peeled!

In the meantime, I’m having a massive closing down sale! 40% off everything! So if there was anything that you had your eye on and were thinking about buying, you now have the chance to get it at a great discount. But you need to be quick because this sale lasts until midnight on 17th November.

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Just to whet your appetite (or if you’re wondering what on earth my jewellery looks like), here are a few of my bestsellers and personal favourites:

Turquoise and iridescent blue bracelet

Turquoise and iridescent blue bracelet

Mint green amazonite crystal and pearl cluster necklace - Little Koo

Mint green amazonite, crystal and pearl necklace

Simple handmade mother of pearl and pearl earrings

Handmade mother of pearl and pearl earrings

Turquoise chrysocolla and pearl 1920s style bracelet

Turquoise chrysocolla and pearl 1920s style bracelet

Handmade blue and white flower earrings

Handmade blue and white flower earrings

Little Koo sterling silver charm bracelets

Sterling silver delicate charm bracelets – heart, star, shell

If you’d like to pick up some beautiful sterling silver jewellery at a one-off low price, then head on over to the Little Koo Etsy shop now!

Thanks for reading!

Rachel

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Little Koo Birthday sale now on!

So, it was my birthday last week. It was a fairly low key one (I think they tend to take a back seat when you have children, especially when their birthday happens to be quite close to yours – the twins’ 2nd birthday is coming up soon – eek!) but nice nonetheless. And I meant to have a little sale to celebrate on the Little Koo Etsy shop, but I forgot. So I thought I’d have one anyway, just a bit late!

So here it is, the Little Koo birthday sale is now on! 20% off EVERYTHING, including items already on sale! The sale runs until midnight on Monday 12th October so check it out now!

Little Koo birthday sale 2015

Thanks for reading!

Rachel

Custom delicate beaded wedding bracelets

My sister in law (whose wedding I mentioned in my last post) very kindly asked me to create two bracelets for her wedding – one for her and one for my other sister in law, who was a bridesmaid. The bridesmaid’s dress was a mid blue colour so I played around with a few designs on a blue theme and this was the one that she chose!

Blue crystal and pearl bracelet

(It was my favourite too, so I was really pleased)

These bracelets are really delicate, made from clusters of crystals, pearls and seed beads. I just love the look of tiny beads clustered together at the moment, as I mentioned here.

Blue crystal cluster bracelet

The bride’s bracelet had light blue crystals, and the bridesmaid’s bracelet had mid-blue crystals to match her dress. The beads are threaded onto two pieces of flexible beading wire, with some of the beads going through both wires to create a woven look.

Delicate mid blue crystal and pearl bracelet

The bracelets got lots of compliments on the big day, I was so pleased! I was so happy with how they came out, I think I might make one for myself…

Thanks for reading!

Rachel

New clustered beads necklaces

I’ve got a thing about clusters of small beads at the moment – I just think they look so pretty! If you remember, I made some Christmas decorations which were rings of clustered beads last year. I’ve been working on and off on some necklaces using this clustered bead technique for ages, and I’ve finally got them up in the Little Koo Etsy shop!

The central part of each necklace is made from small beads wrapped around a stiff wire semi-circle, hung on a sterling silver chain. These designs have a little sparkle from the clear Swarovski crystals interspersed with pearls, gemstones and tiny gold seed bead accents. So far, this necklace is available in two colours – mint green and pale pink. The mint green design features amazonite beads, while the pale pink design uses strawberry quartz.

The amazonite necklace can be found here

Mint green amazonite crystal and pearl cluster necklace - Little Koo

…while the strawberry quartz necklace can be found here.

Pale pink strawberry quartz crystal and pearl cluster necklace - Little Koo

I’m thinking of making some earrings to match, so watch this space!

What do you think? Is this a style that you like too? Would you like to see this design in a different colour?

Thanks for reading!

Rachel

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Custom handmade jewellery designs

One of the nicest things about making jewellery is when I get asked to make something specific for someone! I love doing custom designs. And I’ve been lucky enough to have been asked to create two of them recently.

The first was a very open brief – a friend wanted something fairly simple in style, but it had to be purple! I decided to make a bracelet from some beautiful purple swirled glass beads that I have. I bought some lilac Swarovski crystal bicones to match and pulled the design together with some silver spacer beads. The overall look is quite a slim bracelet design, which I chose because it is pretty but not too flashy.

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The second was a little more specific. I was asked to create a two layer necklace using some beautiful flat teardrop shaped lapis lazuli beads that had already been picked out. I played with a few designs and decided that the lapis lazuli matched well with some blue goldstone beads that I already had. I wanted the beads to be fairly spaced out so that the necklace didn’t look too heavy so I linked the beads together with wire wrapped loops. This took me quite a long time! I’m not sure whether I’d make another necklace like it again due to the time it took, but I was really pleased with the result.

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Luckily, both people loved their new jewellery!

It’s so much fun to design something for someone specific. If you’d like me to design you (or someone you know) a piece of jewellery, just get in touch. The best way is to email me at littlekoojewellery@gmail.com. I’d love to hear your requirements and work with you to produce a beautiful piece of jewellery.

Thanks for reading!

Rachel

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The Little Koo post-Christmas sale is now on!

The Little Koo post-Christmas sale runs from 26th December to 9th January – that’s 2 weeks long! All non-sale items are 30% off! (Sale items are already 50% off!) It’s my biggest sale of the year so you’ll have to wait another year if you want to buy my jewellery at such low prices :)

Pop by the Little Koo Etsy shop to check out the sale!

Turquoise chrysocolla and pearl 1920s style bracelet

Also, all my unique beaded Christmas decorations are now 50% off! (You can now find them in the 50% off section of the store) I’ll also be adding a few new designs that I made for the last craft fair shortly.

Little Koo beaded cluster gold and pearl Christmas tree decoration

So what are you waiting for? Head on over to the Little Koo Etsy shop to see the sale!

Thanks for reading!

Rachel

 

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Black Friday sale… and a little reminder

The Little Koo Black Friday sale is now on! From now until the end of Monday 1st December, all designs are now 20% off. No need to apply a code, the prices have already been reduced. So head on over to the Little Koo Etsy shop to check out the sale!

Turquoise chrysocolla and pearl 1920s style bracelet

Also, just a gentle reminder that the last order date for guaranteed international Christmas delivery is 2nd December. That’s next Tuesday!

Simple handmade mother of pearl and pearl earrings

And one more thing…

If you happen to be based in Hong Kong, then lucky you – I am offering free Hong Kong postage until the end of December! Again, this discount has already been applied in the Etsy shop. The last order date for guaranteed Christmas delivery in Hong Kong is 21st December so you’ve got a little more time to think about buying your Christmas presents!

So why not head on over to the Little Koo Etsy shop to take a look at the sale?! Don’t forget, in addition to jewellery, there is also a range of Christmas decorations now available!

Little Koo beaded cluster gold and pearl Christmas tree decoration

Thanks for reading!

Rachel

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