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Moods of Melbourne Inspire Winter Jewellery

Moods of Melbourne Inspire Winter Jewellery
As the weather cools, fashionistas will be thinking about winter jewellery and ways to wear new season colours.

Taking inspiration from her home town of Melbourne, Louise Ambry hand-crafts special accessories perfect for cool climate fashion. I’ve been a fan of Xada Jewellery for several years because Louise seems to interpret the perfect combination of on-trend colours. Whether it’s her gelato collection, beach inspired tones of baby blue, cream, mint and beige, or this new season collection of winter jewellery in tones of navy, grey, white and metallic. You will find the perfect piece of Xada Jewellery for any outfit.

Louise carefully edits each collection creating a limited edition range of just necklaces and bracelets. The semi-precious stone beads elevate the pieces into the ‘special’ category with Louise also using metallic beads, leather thonging, tassels and silver tags. Pile them on for a BoHo vibe or wear a singular piece to add chic panache.

The biggest trends this winter – white jeans with grey, white jeans with navy and grey on grey. Louise Ambry has designed the perfect accessories for this BIG winter trend

Three of the biggest trends this season are white jeans with grey, white jeans with navy blue, and grey on grey. Louise has designed a limited edition range of winter jewellery that fits perfectly; don’t wait – check out Xada Jewellery now. I think there might also be a sale on too.

Perfect for mixing and matching, Louse will also design to order. So take cues from the current trends but also have something unique made just for you.

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For more accessories and fashion inspiration you might like to read about Kate Dillon, a Melbourne Lawyer who has designed a kick-ass range of She Lion handbags for corporate women, Australian fashion designers LIFEwithBIRD and OSKAR the Labelwith their new season winter fashion collections, and chic plus-size label, Harlow, from Melbourne. All AW16 collections.

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 by | May 23rd, 2016| Reed gift fairs
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So Rose Quartz and Serenity are the Pantone Colours of the Year for 2016? Well, I’ll see your Pantone colours and raise you a Petrol Blue and a Rose Gold! Take THAT colour punch!

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(Left to Right, Top to Bottom): Hillary Thomas Designs | Earrings by Kath Inglis. SA Artist | Hand-dyed woven throws by Catherine Christie of Wild & Woolly |Copper and brass pendant by Graeme Ayrst

Whilst warm and cool combinations make for a balanced palette in the home, if you want to live more dangerously than navy blue and timber, the grittiness of petrol blue and the sweet-but-street-smart rose gold make a powerful statement.

Artists and interior designers alike are embracing this unusual coupling and the results can be seen in décor and accessories across the country. If you are painting an entire room in petrol blue, then liven it up with rose-gold, amber, lemongrass, jade and peach. Picture frames, cushions in velvet, wool, silk and damask, vintage vases, metallic side tables and fresh flowers add a certain je ne sais quoi to such décor.

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Lobethal (SA) Artist, Rebecca Cooke, created her acrylic painting entitled ‘Black Necked Storks’ by introducing a shot of red amongst the petrol blue, rose-gold, moss greens and lilacs. The colours work beautifully together and represent the dynamic nature of this combination.

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White can also be used to clarify petrol blue and create a fresh look, whilst still incorporating rose-gold in accessories such as metallic cushions, metal chair legs, a mirror, door handles, a vase, or plates and cutlery. A massive trend in homewares is marble & rose-gold for kitchen accessories such as a Lazy Susan, clock, serving platters, trays and condiment jars. Add a few, or a few more, to inject rose-gold into your petrol blue and white kitchen décor.

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Ceramics displayed on an open shelf alongside timber bowls add earthiness to fresh décor. Choose bowls with colour combinations that match the petrol blue and rose-gold such as these noodle bowls from Adelaide artist, Alison Arnold; co-owner of Milan Rouge in the Adelaide Hills. Metallic rose-gold has the warmth of wood, but wood has texture that co-ordinates beautifully with petrol blue.

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Metallic rose-gold is divine… so divine that one willing designer and home owner decided to build a whole house from metallic rose-gold sheeting. I have to say, I love it. I also love the statement of a shiny, metallic rose-gold bath – absolute luxury – and how good does it look popping from the petrol blue wall? If the wall was white or a paler shade of blue, the effect would be entirely different. A moody magic is derived from unexpectedly pairing petrol blue and rose-gold.

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South Australian artist Kath Inglis creates PVC jewellery in petrol blue. Kath uses soft, strong and liable PVC for which she has developed a way to apply colour. She then removes each piece from the surface using carving tools, often heat-fusing layers to build up the thickness. Each piece gleams like glass.

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Melbourne jewellery maker Louise Ambry, from Xada Jewellery, takes inspiration from the colours, smells and scenes of Melbourne. Part of her new collection is mixing stone, wood, earth and rose-gold metallic colours with cream, marble and varying tones of petrol blue.

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See, I’m not imagining it; people everywhere are embracing this chic trend!

Feature image: Ingrid Rasmussen


Gorgeous Bohemian Beads from Xada Jewellery

Gorgeous Bohemian Beads from Xada Jewellery
I am so glad it’s still a great trend to pile on bohemian beads because Xada Jewellery does it better than anyone. Think Nicole Richie, Sienna Miller and Kate Moss. Think Louise Ambry; the Melbourne-based jewellery designer who makes all her exquisite beaded jewellery by hand.

Using semi-precious stones, silver, bronze, blush, suede and leather thonging, Xada Jewellery is the perfect gift for every fashionable gal; no matter her age. And for Christmas, Xada Jewellery has a new range of bohemian beads to suit any style.Single strand, warp-around, layered, short, long and with mix ‘n match bracelets. The perfect gift.

And each delicious piece is VERY affordable with prices starting at a tiny $19.95 for earrings and $29.95 for stunning bracelets. Bohemian beads are the perfect Christmas, or any time, present for your fashionable femme fatale.

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I have several pieces of Xada Jewellery that I ADORE and they are in shades of pale blue, baby pink, cream, sea foam and beige marbled with silver and copper beads on pale suede thonging; some with tassels. I can mix ‘n match beautifully. Pile on bohemian beads and mix up the look or wear a stunning necklace with complimentary bracelet for a chic look.

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The pastel and gelato colours are also VERY big and look fabulous with denim, lace, swimwear, cut-off shorts, floral day dresses and off-the-shoulder ensembles. Taking inspiration from the colours of Melbourne, Louise finds Xada Jewellery ideas in everything from having coffee to going to the beach.

She’ll even design a unique piece just for you. Contact Xada Jewellery for more information or ideas and talk to Louise about the colours, shapes and designs you love to truly personalize your Xada Jewellery. Make it the PERFECT present this season.

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Visit Xada Jewellery today and add a hand-made piece to your, or someone elses’, jewellery collection; whatever you choose will become a firm favourite, I can promise you that.

Have you finished your Christmas shopping? Have you even started? What do you hope to see under YOUR Christmas tree this year?

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