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SUPPLIER FOCUS: Sensational sea glass jewellery
Today we're extending the warmest welcome to delightful Drift Jewellery, a perfectly formed little design company that hand makes the most beautiful and delicate jewellery using sea glass found on the beaches of Suffolk, Spain and The Isles of Scilly.
When Fiona Petheram told me about her jewellery I was blown away by the romance of the ethereal pieces she makes. The idea that each piece of glass she finds is totally unique and began its journey from something that was once discarded, maybe hundreds of years ago or only last summer. Fascinatingly, the colours seem to reflect the sea - the luminous whites, greens and blues could have been wine, ale or ink bottles, while the rarer purples and pinks could have come from perfume or medicine bottles.
The fact that plastic is so rapidly replacing the use of glass for containers means that all the pieces she makes will become increasingly rare, as the sea glass becomes harder to find.
So having a bespoke piece of sea glass jewellery made to wear on your wedding day, or buying some or Fiona's pieces to give your maids as a thank you, means you'll be investing in a lasting and very precious keep sake.
If you want to find out more about Fiona's work, talk over your own ideas for your wedding jewellery or order some sweet bracelets for your flower girls then go to Drift Jewellery or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MONDAY MENTION: Paper Tree Flowers
We've just been sent this adorable flower crown by the lovely Ann Marie at Paper Tree ... Isn't it just divine?
The flower crown will adorn the head of any pretty flower girl without getting too badly damaged even if she goes mad and dances the day away!
The crown is part of a range of wedding florals by Paper Tree which includes bouquets and long stem roses. The best thing about these gorgeous saa paper blooms is that they won't wilt if your wedding just happens to be on a sizzling hot summer's afternoon...
Paper Tree is a a recommended Green Union wedding supplier. They create unique and beautiful favours, decorations, gifts and stationery for weddings. The designs are all hand-crafted, eco-friendly and ethically produced. Paper Tree's flowers are made from Saa paper which is a sustainable resource as the tree naturally sheds its bark and can be made into a natural paper without destroying the tree.
Visit papertree.co.uk for more details of their lovely paper products.
Adorable bridal hair accessories
Arabel has collaborated with her great friend and fellow Spanish jewellery designer Teresa Andreu Molina to create this precious new collection inspired by the delicacy of nature and the natural shapes in flowers and leaves.
Totally on trend, the sterling silver collection includes everything from full tiaras to delicate little hair clips so there’s heaps of choice for the bride, the maids and even the flower girls!
Arabel and Teresa said “We tried to create pieces that will stand up to the wedding day, giving the bride that extra touch and empowering her in such an important moment in her life, we want her to feel beautiful and in contact with her inner beauty.
It has been so fantastic working together we didn’t want it to end, so watch this space for more collaborations to come!”
Arabel Lebrusan is a recommended Green Union supplier. Based in London, Arabel’s jewellery is a mix of delicate metal latticework, excellence of craftsmanship with ethics at its core. She has a fantastic collection of ethical wedding and engagement rings with & without diamonds, & loves to make bespoke commissions for brides-to-be. She uses Fairtrade and Fairmined 18ct gold, as well as recycled gold & sources Canadian traceable diamonds that are conflict free & ethically mined.
Fairytale frocks for eco-babes
At last we can offer you these oh! so sweet eco-friendly, simple but very stylish flower girl dresses in 100% organic cotton or 100% silk. These little frocks are made with a self lined bodice and single layer skirt for a fairy tale finish.
As with the wedding gowns, these new flower girl frocks are made in Tammam's atelier in India under fair trade conditions using hand loomed organic cotton and silk fabrics. They come in pale blue, gold and red and are available in age 6 to 12 months, 1 to 2 years and 2-3 years. What's not to like!
The great thing is that you can now buy them in our boutique.
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