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BARK COLLECTION FOR AUTUMN/WINTER 2015

Take a look at our latest collection inspired by the drama of the Scots Pine forest for the Autumn/Winter 2015 season.

We have created a dramatic new range of jewellery that captures the rough lustre of the bark on a Scots Pine tree. We just love this contradiction of textures and think you will too. We have taken pieces of bark, formed them as jewellery designs and cast them in solid sterling silver to create an unusual range of really striking pendants, earrings, rings and cuffs.

The new Bark collection adds some big statement pieces to our collection of designer silver jewellery and are a perfect complement to some of the more delicate pieces in our Bird’s Nest collection.

As with all of I Love a Lassie’s jewellery, all the pieces in our Bark collection are available in simple solid silver or with an additional finish of 18ct yellow gold vermeil, 18ct rose-gold vermeil and black rhodium. The jewellery is finished by hand in I Love a Lassie’s Edinburgh workshop and carries the traditional Edinburgh Castle hallmark.

The Bark collection was launched at International Jewellery London, design gallery P47 (6-8 September) for Autumn/Winter 2015.

BARK RING BAR01 - black rhodium & 18ct yellow gold vermeil & silver

Selection of rings in the Bark collection

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Pendant in silver from the Bark collection

LARGE BARK STUDS BAE02 - 18ct yellow gold vermeil

Stud earrings in 18ct gold vermeil from the Bark collection

BARK CUFF BAB01 - sterling silver

Cuff in silver from the Bark collection

SCOTTISH FASHION AWARDS – ACCESSORY

We’re so excited – we’ve just learned we’ve been nominated for accessory designer of the year by the Scottish Fashion Awards.

Now in its tenth year, the Olympus Pen Scottish Fashion Awards recognises the most influential Scottish players in fashion. We are very proud to be included among such internationally-respected brands such as Christopher Kane, Jonathan Saunders, Barrie Knitwear bought by Chanel and Brora.

Winners will be announced on the 3rd September at a glittering event in London – so keep your fingers crossed for us! Sadly, we won’t be attending as we will be at London’s big jewellery exhibition, International Jewellery London, the following weekend.

SFA Red carpet

Last year’s red carpet at the Scottish Fashion Awards 2014

NEW PORTCULLIS COLLECTION EXCLUSIVE TO HISTORIC SCOTLAND

Our new Portcullis collection, which we commissioned exclusively for Historic Scotland, goes on sale in June.

Our designer was inspired by the formidable gates that have protected Scotland’s famous castles for centuries.  The uncompromising beauty of the portcullis’ iron grid work is given a contemporary twist in this new range of necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets, all cast in solid silver and additionally available in 18ct yellow gold vermeil.

Our Portcullis collection goes on sale exclusively at Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle from June, along with items from our Antique Lace and Bawbee coin collections. Historic Scotland is also introducing our Bird’s Nest collection to its site at Iona Abbey.

Historic Scotland has been one of our strongest supporters since we first launched I Love a Lassie two years ago, so we wanted to create something really special for them. We’re delighted they are so pleased with the new collection.

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HARD-WEAR NAILS IT AT JEWELLERY & WATCH BIRMINGHAM

What a difference a year makes! We scarcely knew a soul at Jewellery & Watch, Birmingham 2014; one year on and we’ve had a great time catching up with all the friends we’ve made since we were here last year. You can see our gorgeous stand in the snap below!

This year, we included the Hard-Wear collection we designed last Autumn in our display. We wanted visitors to Europe’s biggest jewellery and watch event to see there is more to life’s little treasures than pretty vintage collectibles and woodland wanderings. And this edgy collection of jewellery fashioned from nuts, nails and bolts from our designer’s trusty toolbox created quite a talking point!

We’ve had a great start to the year and it’s all thanks to our lovely loyal stockists. Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve received repeat orders from Clifton Rocks, Dower & Hall, Element Jewellery; Green + Benz; ST Hopper and Wink to name just a few and signed up twelve new companies including the British Museum in London, the Sara Preisler Gallery in Birmingham and McCarthy’s in Galloway.

That’s 55 stockists across the UK and Ireland and yes, we’re counting!

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SHORT-LISTED BRAND TO WATCH

What a great way to start the new year – I Love a Lassie has been shortlisted as one of the UK Jewellery Awards 2015 Brands to Watch.

The awards are organised by Retail Jeweller. Its editor, Ruth Faulkner, revealed the results earlier this week at Jewellery and Watch Birmingham. We’re here too exhibiting some of our favourite pieces including the new Hard-Wear collection we launched last year.

The awards ceremony will be held on the 17 June at the Tower of London and promises to bring together some of the most exciting names in the industry for a night of celebration, glamour and entertainment.  Keep your fingers crossed for us!

For more information about the awards, click here.

Hard-Wear Collection

Hard-Wear Collection

EMERGING DESIGNER OF THE YEAR COLLECTION

Our Hard-Wear collection has just won Professional Jeweller‘s Emerging Designer Collection of the Year 2014. We launched this edgy collection of jewellery fashioned from old nails, nuts and bolts in September. We’ve loved spending time tinkering about in toolboxes and it seems you do too!

Professional Jeweller‘s Collections of the Year 2014 is a round-up of the 50 bestselling and most popular jewellery collections launched in the UK this year. It covers ten categories, including Emerging Designer, and presents one winning collection and four highly commended contenders for each category. You can read what they had to say about our entry and all the awards in the November edition of Professional Jewellerclick here for their online edition.

Click here to see the full range of our new Hard-Wear collection.

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BJA NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR AWARD – WE NEED YOUR VOTE!

We’ve just learned that we’ve been shortlisted for the British Jewellers Association 2014 newcomer of the year award. The nomination recognises the impact we have managed to make in our first 12 months in business. If you would like to vote for us – and we really hope you will! – just click on the link below and type in your name, postcode and email address. It’s that simple!

Click here to vote for I Love a Lassie. Voting closes on 14 November, so no time like the present!

The BJA Awards 2014 are intended to celebrate the contribution its members make to the jewellery industry. The shortlist has been whittled down from nearly 100 nominations so we are thrilled to be included in this worthy group of finalists. 

If you would like to read more about the BJA 2014 awards, click here.

Thank you so much for your support!

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JEWELLERY INDUSTRY ‘HOT 100’ INCLUDES I LOVE A LASSIE

Great news! I Love a Lassie was selected for the jewellery industry’s prestigious 2014 “Hot 100”.

Each year, Professional Jeweller announces the names of 100 people considered to be the leading movers and shakers for the year. Our designer, Arlene Katorza, and business partner, Lisa McMyn, were both picked out for the ‘NexGems’ category which celebrates Britain’s freshest jewellery design talent.

The list was announced at a spectacular party at Freemasons’ Hall in London earlier this week. The announcement followed an another amazing show  for I Love a Lassie at International Jewellery London where we unveiled our new Hard-Wear collection.

The Professional Jeweller Hot 100 celebrates the work of 100 individuals in the UK jewellery industry. The list is selected by its editorial team from nominations submitted by the industry earlier this year. You can read what the team had to say about Arlene and Lisa here.

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PROFESSIONAL JEWELLER 'HOT 100' INCLUDES I LOVE A LASSIE

Great news! I Love a Lassie was selected for the jewellery industry’s prestigious 2014 “Hot 100”.

Each year, Professional Jeweller announces the names of 100 people considered to be the leading movers and shakers for the year. Our designer, Arlene Katorza, and business partner, Lisa McMyn, were both picked out for the ‘NexGems’ category which celebrates Britain’s freshest jewellery design talent.

The list was announced at a spectacular party at Freemasons’ Hall in London earlier this week. The announcement followed an another amazing show  for I Love a Lassie at International Jewellery London where we unveiled our new Hard-Wear collection.

The Professional Jeweller Hot 100 celebrates the work of 100 individuals in the UK jewellery industry. The list is selected by its editorial team from nominations submitted by the industry earlier this year. You can read what the team had to say about Arlene and Lisa here.

PJ_hot100_Pandora copy

FROM TOOL BOX TO JEWEL BOX – NAILS AT IJL

Look out for the edgy new Hard-Wear collection we’re launching at IJL this weekend (31 August to 2 September).

Our new range celebrates the hard-working treasures you would find in a trusty tool box for fashion lovers looking for bold, chunky designs. We have shaped necklaces, rings and earrings from a selection of nuts and nails that are then cast in sterling silver: rings formed from rough nails wrapped around the finger, perfect little hex-nuts attached to stud fittings and wing-nuts paired with round-wire nails hanging from a chain.

The Hard-Wear collection will be on show for the first time at IJL in London together with some of I Love a Lassie’s best-selling designs from our original collections, including Antique Lace and Knotted String. Come and visit us at stand P47.

The Hard-Wear collection goes on sale on 20 September but is available for pre-order now! Click here to view the collection.

HEX NUT RING HWR02 - 18ct yellow gold vermeil HEX NUT STUDS HWE03 - 18ct yellow gold vermeil HEX NUTS NECKLACE HWN01 - silver & 18ct yellow gold vermeil

NAIL DROP EARRINGS HWE02 - sterling silver WING NUT NECKLACE HWN02 - silver & 18ct yellow gold vermeil 2 NAIL RING HWR01 - sterling silver

FROM TOOL BOX TO JEWEL BOX – NAIL JEWELLERY

Look out for the edgy new Hard-Wear collection we’re launching at IJL this weekend (31 August to 2 September).

Our new range celebrates the hard-working treasures you would find in a trusty tool box for fashion lovers looking for bold, chunky designs. We have shaped necklaces, rings and earrings from a selection of nuts and nails that are then cast in sterling silver: rings formed from rough nails wrapped around the finger, perfect little hex-nuts attached to stud fittings and wing-nuts paired with round-wire nails hanging from a chain.

The Hard-Wear collection will be on show for the first time at IJL in London together with some of I Love a Lassie’s best-selling designs from our original collections, including Antique Lace and Knotted String. Come and visit us at stand P47.

The Hard-Wear collection goes on sale on 20 September but is available for pre-order now! Click here to view the collection.

HEX NUT RING HWR02 - 18ct yellow gold vermeil HEX NUT STUDS HWE03 - 18ct yellow gold vermeil HEX NUTS NECKLACE HWN01 - silver & 18ct yellow gold vermeil

NAIL DROP EARRINGS HWE02 - sterling silver WING NUT NECKLACE HWN02 - silver & 18ct yellow gold vermeil 2 NAIL RING HWR01 - sterling silver