The Sparkle of Christmas- Harbour Gallery

The Sparkle of Christmas- Harbour Gallery

The Sparkle of Christmas – November 2021

Harbour Gallery

This exhibition started on the 11th November and has a collection of brilliantly sparkly jewellery on display. We wanted to celebrate a collection of fabulous stones with natural sparkle or lustre, expect to see lovely pearls, bold colours and unique designs.

We have chosen a festive colour palette, a mixture of red, yellow, golds, greens and sparkling silver.

There will not be an opening evening for this exhibition due to current conditions. There will however be a Christmas weekend over 20th and 21st November.

A big thank you to the Harbour Gallery for having us back for a new exhibition. We can’t wait to see the it all come together!

Breaking the Boundaries Kyanite Earrings
Jade, Amazonite and Rose Quartz Waterfall Earrings
Bamboo Coral, Freshwater Pearl and Czech Crystal Necklace

In the mood for more sparkly party jewellery? We have lots to choose from in our collections from fabulous waterfalls to showstopping necklaces. Click the button below to explore our sparkling collections.

Breaking the Boundaries Exhibition 2021

Breaking the Boundaries Exhibition 2021

Breaking the Boundaries Exhibition 2021

Coach House Gallery

Working with the theme breaking the boundaries, we created a piece sure to be a conversation point – our Adhibet earrings.

Made with kyanite, a gemstone which is resistant to thermal shock and often used in industrial ceramics to strengthen clay. Whilst it is not used in jewellery very often we think that it’s just gorgeous. Perfect for an exhibition on breaking the boundaries.

Hanging super long they create fabulous movement, showing off the layers of chains and the sparkles of the stones.

Made from 44cm of sterling silver chain they are perfect for an exhibition piece and definitely “breaking the boundaries”.

44cm long, kyanite gemstones, sterling silver chain, sterling silver ear hooks, £399.

Jade, Amazonite and Rose Quartz Waterfall Earrings

To the left is our new more wearable version of the adhibet earrings, still fabulously long and dangly at 7cms – just more practical.

These have now sold, but we can recreate a them with different stones and styles of chains. If you are interested in your own commissioning a version of these earrings, pop us a messgae at as@athenesholl.com .

COVID Blues Colour Theory Essay

COVID Blues Colour Theory Essay

COVID Blue – Colour Theory Essay

The state of not feeling quite right, but not quite being able to put your finger on the reason why. Not physically ill, not suffering any actual symptoms of anything that can be seen or treated in the traditional sense.  Just feeling low – not depressed, not even anxious – just uncertain about the future. Feeling that the rug has been pulled out from under the feet. Whether or not the rug was actually blue.

Needing a dose of something incredibly vivid to shock the system into feeling itself again. Be more vivid – always a good stage direction.

Blue and Green Howlite Butterfly Colour Theory Necklace

Those delicious shades of blue that connect us to the sky – with no vapour trails – we all saw that sky this summer and marvelled at its clear expanse, feeling the benefit of those calming shades over our heads.

The piercing bright blue of light hitting the water at a certain angle – marvelling at its opaque expanse, feeling the benefit of those waves, whether we swam in them and felt the power of the negative ions or walked alongside them and heard the soothing sounds.

So, for COVID, blues, the antidote might actually be COVID blues, who knew?

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COVID Blues – St. James Community Arts Festival October 2020

COVID Blues – St. James Community Arts Festival October 2020

COVID Blues –  October 2020

 

 

COVID Blues Necklace Circle at St.James Arts Festival

We created seven brand new necklaces for the Community Arts Festival at St.James Concert Hall. They were created for the theme of COVID Blues.

We wanted to use our medium of jewellery to express how we felt about lockdown and the blues that came along with it.

Using the shade of classic blue, which was 2020’s colour of the year as our starting point, we worked from there to create these fabulous necklaces.

We have written a brand new colour theory essay to compliment the new necklaces.

Blue and Green Howlite Butterfly Colour Theory Necklace
Classic Blue Hematite Necklace

COVID – BLUES

 

 

 

That state of not feeling quite right, but not being able to put your finger on the reason why. Not physically ill, not suffering any actual symptoms of anything that can be seen or treated in the traditional sense. Just feeling low – not depressed, not even anxious – just uncertain about the future. Feeling that the rug has been pulled out from under our feet. Whether or not the rug was actually blue!

Needing a dose of something incredibly vivid to shock the system into feeling itself again, to break out from the bell jar and feel alive again. Be more vivid, always a good stage direction.

Those delicious shades of blue connect us to the sky – with no vapour trails – we all saw the sky this summer and marvelled at its clear expanse, feeling the benefit of those calming shades over our heads.

The piercing bright blue of light hitting the water at a certain angle – its opaque expanse, feeling the benefit of those waves, whether we swam in them and felt the power of the negative ions or walked alongside them and heard the soothing sounds.

So, for COVID blues, the antidote might actually be COVID blues, who knew?

Blue Opal and Blue Freshwater Pearl Colour Theory Necklace
Raw Emerald and Turquoise with Howlite chips Necklace

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Freshwater Pearl Bracelets with Dangle Pearls

Freshwater Pearl Bracelets with Dangle Pearls

Multi-strand bracelet with dangle stones

This bracelet was made for a customer who wanted to emulate the look of one of our gorgeous wire pearl tiaras.

We used lovely green and blue freshwater pearls, turquoise chips and finished with a sterling silver clasp.

If you love these pearls as much as we do check out the selection available in our shop. here.

If you are interested in commissioning a piece of jewellery from us please email as@athenesholl.com.

Multi Strand Freshwater Pearl Bracelet with Dangle Stones