This February Harsh and Sweet will exhibit at Jewellery & Watch in Birmingham, the largest jewelry trade show of the UK. Harsh and Sweet will be part of the British Born & Made section dedicated to the best of new British jewelry design.
During Jewellery & Watch, Harsh and Sweet will introduce a new collection that is now receiving its finishing touches as well as two established collections.
A new collection is in the works and will be out soon. I found some really beautiful depicted jasper beads and I couldn't resist. Their big size sets them apart form any stones I've been using so far. Their nicely rounded shape and their dimensions make them fairly heavy and they weight about 6.5 grams each (.22oz). Their colors are also very beautiful and they naturally complement the color of the Sterling silver I like so much.
I can't say that I waited too long to start working with them once I got them in my studio! Their weight makes them ideal for pendants and rings, and the first pieces are already in the works. This is a picture of the first ones I made, two pendants and two rings. They are not quite finished yet, but I wanted everyone to see them.
However, there is a difficulty. I was only able to secure one strand of these beads and my provider doesn't seem to have any others immediately available. I only have nineteen, yes, 19, and they probably won't last long. If you want to be sure to be among the firsts to be notified when the collection becomes available, please, sign up for Harsh and Sweet's newsletter. I will send out a message to my subscribers when this collection becomes available, and possibly a little before they are listed, to allow all my followers to shop before anyone alse.
For some time I have been working at making available to everyone what had been a pet project of mine: a line of ultra-light earrings. I realize that many might not really understand why weight should be such an important factor for earrings. As it turns out, weight is very important, especially if you have small earlobes or very sensitive ears. Many have had to abandon earrings they liked very much only because they were too heavy and too painful to wear.
The ultra-light earrings that are pictured here weigh less that one gram each - a weight that is barely perceptible. You can wear them with ease all day long and literally forget that you are wearing any earrings at all. These are the first of a series that will become part of my regular offerings - and they are already available and ready to ship. Custom orders are also available.
Ultra-light doesn't mean traditional, though. Many of the earrings in this lightweight collection are more alternative and edgy. Still flattering and colorful, these earrings have a variety of the latest shapes, and models ranging from threaders to earring cuffs. To make them even more comfortable, I am offering to customize my ear vines for free. Just refer to my listings before placing an order and get in touch with me!
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