Rachel Eardley Jewellery




I first discovered Rachel Eardley, a couple of years ago just after my daughter Wren was born. She cuts illustrative details from old coins and re-works them into delicate jewellery. Rachel uses lots of different motifs - from kings and queens to penguins and pineapples but I was most drawn to the wrens (taken from old British farthings) which often feature in her work. On that first meeting, I felt obliged to buy a piece. After all, one day my little girl would grow up and inherit it! Since then, I admit Rachel's jewellery has become a bit of a habit of mine. I started with a necklace and now I have a ring too. What I would really like is the magnificant multi-coin nature necklace (pictured above) but unfortunately that is going to require some serious saving!


Moving Mountains

Moving Mountains is a brand new design studio that produces bags and jewellery with a refined sense of simplicity and artful functionality. Designer Syrette Lew originally hails from Hawaii but is now based in Brooklyn, where she uses her skills as an industrial designer to create beautiful clean-lined handbags and accessories.

I love quality basics which are designed to last a lifetime and Moving Mountains fits that bill perfectly. The Compact bag is a careful study of shape, volume and proportion which is just big enough to hold all your daily essentials. The Suspension necklace is equally considered, with a single cord of waxed cotton interwoven through a solid brass bar hanging gracefully in the balance.

With plans to expand into men's accessories and home goods, I look forward to seeing what the brand does next.