New Summer Jewellery Collection and My Seaside Inspiration

This week I'm launching my new Summer Holiday Jewellery Collection - inspired by summer holidays and perfect for dreaming of days on the beach when we're stuck behind an office desk!

Sterling silver seahorse necklace

For the first time I'm doing some sterling silver anklets - this is something I've had a few customers ask about and I absolutely love the idea of jewellery that makes the most of us getting our sandles on and feet out for summer!

Sterling silver hearts anklet

Much of my new summer jewellery is centered around the seaside - which is pretty ironic since I live pretty much slap bang in the middle of England and about as far away from the sea as you can get in this country!

Summer themed inspiration

As well as showing you the beautiful new sterling silver jewellery I thought I'd share a few of my favourite seaside inspired finds for this summer:

Emma Jackie Grace Glass - another local Warwickshire maker who is inspired by her love of the ocean.  Using the most beautiful colours she creates the amazing glass homeware and gifts.

Joanie Clothing - I have been a long time fan of Joanie dresses since I stocked them in Aspire Style, a little chain of lifestyle boutiques I owned.  This year they've got a brilliant Lobster print dress, which I couldn't resist.  To be honest you'll pretty much find me in a summer dress no matter the weather or season, so I've started to share on Instagram a few of my favourite independent clothes brands

Draycote Water - is a reservoir owned by Severn Trent Water and a short ride / drive from Coventry and Rugby.  I may be as far as you can get from the sea but this is the next best thing when you're living in the Midlands.  Beautiful, tranquil and wildlife friendly with lots of opportunities for water sports or just a quiet cycle / walk around the 5 mile perimeter.  My top tip is to visit during the week or go early at the weekends as it gets really busy when the weather is nice.  They also have an absolutely brilliant cafe - and I never like to be too far away from cake!

Kenilworth Books is my favourite local indie bookshop - obviously it's packed with brilliant holiday reads, but if you head down during June you'll spot their fabulous window painting of a giant octopus - celebrating the launch of My Friend The Octopus by Lindsay Galvin. 

My favourite UK holiday - When we do get chance to escape to the coast my go to UK holiday destination is Southwold.  A small town on the East Coast on the border between Norfolk an

d Suffolk.  If you fancy a visit I can recommend cottages from Suffolk Secrets or Best of Suffolk

There is a bakery

there called Two Magpies which does the best croissants I've ever had!! 

Picture of Lucy and Jane owner Emma