Monday, December 21, 2009
E-mail if interested and for price http://www.reneeblackwelldesign.com/
btw....have a great, relaxing and joyful holiday season....the best gift is a loving heart and a smile....
Friday, December 11, 2009
One of my favourite saying has always been: “One person can make a difference”...in fact it’s been a sort of creed to which I hope to always live by. Well, this week that one person in my life was a delightful customer named Arthur. It started with an e-mail saying….”we purchased a bracelet from you a few years ago…attached is the photo…can you make my wife a matching necklace and earrings?...
I called Arthur and we had a chat…I asked if this was for Christmas (time factor here…) and he said “No…every day that you wake up is Christmas…” and we continued to talk about everything and anything for the next half hour…His attitude and outlook is very refreshing and positive and just plain old fashioned happy… gotta love that!. (Arthur says his wife has a large collection of lovely diamonds, pearls and estate jewellery, but all she wants is more (Renee Blackwell Design) Now that puts a smile on my face!
So I made the pieces, sent them off and received the following e-mail along with another order.
To say that my wife was overjoyed by our last purchase of one of your magnificent creations would be a big understatement.
Your eye for colour and style detail is surperb. All I asked is would you be able to match with some existing earrings and the result was out of this world!!
I would be only too happy to recommend your product and service to anyone.
Now, the point of sharing this is not to toot my horn (maybe a tiny bit)….but the share how big a seemingly small thing can be. Not because it's Christmas or any other special time of the year...but because you and I can always make a difference-I really believe this!
Thank You Arthur…you are the one person who made a difference in my life this week.
btw....the photo's on this posting are just a few of my terrific and happy customers....
also, just a reminder-I put up new posting every Friday-Aussie time and all spelling is in Aussie!
Friday, December 4, 2009
The first 2 photos are shots of one of my all time fav. pendants- Components:Top to Bottom
Pewter Fresh Water Pearl,
Vintage FRench Button 1940's ers
Vintage Pressed German Glass late 1940's
All hand set in Sterling Silver.
It's summer here in southeast Queensland and it's darn hot! Clarina (grand friend and USA Rep. for Renee Blackwell Design) will be arriving on Dec. 17th from cold, wet Seattle and is she ever in for a shock! Keeping this in mind I'm thinking COOL, GREEN....soothing! O- and please bring on the rain...our poor creek is so dry Mr. Platypus must be very upset!
These next two shots are soothing to the eyes.... Bali rice fields last year..a beautiful, beautiful sight. The last photo is a "man fern" in one of my flower gardens, which we dug up from the side of the road a few years back as a wee little green thing!
btw...check out my updated website (Renee Blackwell Design) and remember if you order before Dec. 16th for overseas orders you will receive your jewellery by Christmas...for Australian order up until Dec. 20th. Christmas is on the way.....
Also....check out my Beatiful Skin Website...order a bottle! You will be so glad you did...
Friday, November 27, 2009
Last Friday a delightful couple flew up from Sydney to spend 24 hours with us at our home in the Australian bush. The focus of the visit was an interview by the charming Carla, freelance journalist and her husband James, a professional photographer. This interview will eventually be featured in Green Living Magazine, a glossy magazine with an environmental and sustainable living focus. Although I have not actually blogged about this aspect of our life, it is a large focus of our life and daily living. We are 100% solar, grow at least 50% of our food, have a composting toilet (no water/no flush) and have a pesticide free 50 acres that we collectively call “Hazelwild Retreat”.
I had a sneak read of the article, which Carla has carefully sprinkled bits Renee Blackwell Design in the text as well….
Not sure when it’s due to hit the newsstands, but will keep you posted!
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Sunday, November 22, 2009
I have wanted to write about my lovely friend Shannon Garson for some time now. After visiting her new studio yesterday, I came home determined to share this inspiring, talented and dedicated ceramic potter with the whole of the world…or at least those in the blog world!
By the way…
I have a personal collection of her work-bowls, jugs, pitchers and small cups, which features beautiful and delicate butterflies. I add a new piece each year, when I visit her annual home/studio exhibition. My collection sits as a group on the top of my refrigerator, where I see and admire them each and every day.
The one word that defines every piece
I encourage you to visit her website http://shannongarson.com/
which features much more about her work, her inspiration and the life of this talented porcelain potter and artist.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Here are some photo's of my favourite "Earth Tone" Pendants-These pieces have sold and are no longer available to purchase, but delightful to look at! For current offerings visit my website at: reneeblackwelldesign.com
Do you know of others who might be interested in my blog, Adornments of the Soul? Pass my blog along if you do! Share the love....
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Some photo's of Jewellery that will be available at the showing...
Friday, October 30, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
As I looked thru' my photo's from Paris, I find many have the colour red as a focus...in this posting are a few fun and random shots for your
red moments...Most of these were taken thru' the windows of shops as I walked by. (Except for the amazing red, round sofa which is in the Louve)
Love the chicks red hair, red beads and red dress...it works in my book!
One of my own designs featuring a stunning red stone....
Sterling silver with Vintage German glass "Siam Red" era 1940's...
Friday, October 16, 2009
I bring this up now, because with summer upon us, (here in Australia) the creek has so many beautiful colours, smells, animals and feeling to offer. I cross this creek every single day on my way to Harmony House, my design studio and I always see or experience something different! A plant in flower, a bird or bird call or just a change of colour in the water.
Trivia:A baby platypus is called a "puggle."
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Renee Blackwell Design Jewellery on Model:
Single drop pendant of inlay Pau Shell and Onyx, set in sterling silver.
(Gingers has carried my jewellery for a number of years now, and is an exceptional boutique)
What fun to see my creations presented on fabulous professional models! The event was partly to raise money for the Cindy Mackenzie Breast Cancer Foundation and I am happy to say we donated 10% of the days jewellery sales to this valuable local cause.
Check it out, either on line or at Gingers Boutique...you'll love the concept and quality AND designs as much as I do!
by the way....hot pink hi-lights in my text are hot links to sites and more information....
Monday, October 5, 2009
Find out more about stained glass....