Vibes thrown into the mix
So, I'm not sure I have a legitimate excuse for being away from the blog for, err, 9months...
A brief summary since my last post:
We are now stocking in some great stores in London Wolf & Badger in Mayfair has been off to a fab start with CFconcept named one of the top 3 jewellers in store! *dance*
We are also stocked in Tomfoolery in Hampstead a beautiful shop filled with so many glittering gems and sparkling metals you can't help but glow.
The Clerkenwell Collection, a hip and groovy new hang out for all those needing top wines, suits, bags, shoes and wait for it...jewellery!
You can also find us on this ridiculously luxurious website: Gift Library the perfect destination for gifts.
A very brief rundown but to see what else we've been up to click on the links below and to get it all in picture format follow us on instagram.
In the run up to the first day of summer the weather has been great - bright and warm - so my hopes were up. In true British style, however, wind and rain seemed to prevail! Furthermore I got a terrible cold so this weekend has been a bit of a battle and I wasn't looking forward to the Monday blues. I was therefore pleasantly, really ridiculously pleasantly, surprised to find Norman (ring) in The Metro this morning winking away at all the London commuters. Not such a bad start to the week after all.
For those of you going through a glum Monday - here's a button for you.
The 15th of June - which also happens to be lobster day - it doesn't get better than this, really.
So, in honour of this fine day I thought I'd share a couple of my favourite recipes:
Gin & Tonic
Hendrick's gin to be served with tonic over ice and garnished with cucumber.
Lobster, finely chopped shallots, lemon juice, mayonnaise and tarragon.
Pile onto a buttered and grilled hotdog bun.
Add as much or as little of the various ingredients as you like.
Bottoms up, tuck in.
It's been ridiculously busy here at the CFconcept studio - launch of new website = a lot more work. In and amongst the admin & orders I found this short piece: Is Jewellery Art?
What do you think?
I personally can't wait to get back to the drawing board!
So, it has been a while.
Since I've been gone I've been collecting colours - amassed a crazy amount of hues, some of which, I will incorporate into my next collection. With the very grey spring we've had I buried myself in gemstone books to satisfy my thirst for vibrancy and bling. I looked at all kinds of stones with their four Cs (colour, clarity, cut and carat), history and make-up. From the most lively of colours to the more demure ones I found myself drawn to rose quartz, labradorite, aqua chalcedony, ametrine, amethyst & white topaz.
Until we start melting metal and setting stones - I would love to hear what your favourite stones are.