Monday, November 4, 2013

Raw!!

 
So the gorgeous earrings above from my new 'raw' collection have already left the building. I am working on a similar version and a necklace in the series - ie below
 
I was thinking they would be fab with a simple white tshirt or shirt and black jeans, then I happened upon these Isabel Marant getups below from  La Garconne - PERFECT!!!
Isabel Marant Adams Peplum Dress
Isabel Marant Orson Zebra JeansIsabel Marant Kerry Leather Pants

Sunday, October 27, 2013

It's Time to Spring Clean

I am cleaning out and preparing for new launch and ranges. Every day for the next two weeks I will post an item on sale. First to comment "sold" on my Facebook, it's yours, if you can private message me your details we can organise payment and delivery. Hope you see something you like. Everything this week is $50. xx
 
Remember it is all sterling silver and handcut and made :-)

Monday, August 26, 2013

Etsy

I am finding Etsy really inspiring at the moment. I sort of didn't really get  it at first. Of course I saw the potential and new it had legions of fans. However I was just a bit concerned I would get lost in the mix. There are so many shops globally that I did not know how mine could stand out of the ether. Lately though, I have had a little fun. I have found myself on two Treasury lists thanks to the lovely Karolina and have just been lingering on the lovely styling of many of the shops. Some of my favourites are below

Gold Sea Urchin
seaandasters

1 oz ( 28g ) Mulberry Silk Sliver Top Roving SEAFOAM GREEN - Hand dyed Fiber
Realfaery Supplies

Amber Geode Extra-Large Serving Bowl - Porcelain Centerpiece Platter Dining Contemporary
elementclaystudio

I will be posting more over the next few weeks. Enjoy xx

Monday, July 22, 2013

Adding Some Sparkle to Your Day

 A little dash of www.mintandlime.com.au with a little pre-owned Miu Miu
I think I love the worn in look a little better than brand spanking new on these babies.
 
They may not be red, but they definitely make me want to click my heels three times - Hold on TOTO!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Rollercoaster That is Lost Wax Casting

 
 It all seemed simple enough, take home the wax and prepare it for the workshop this weekend. That is, carve the form you want to cast in sterling silver. So it was a little trickier than expected.
 
 
First there was the issue of the ring, which no longer resembled 'the ring'
 

 
 With no real idea of what I was doing the obvious next step was to melt all the wax again into a tin box from Bali and see what happened next.

 
 What happened was something a little pretty but not really carved or anything really.


 Somehow, something happened and after a long night I finally have my ring to take on Saturday.

 
If you have already followed this saga on facebook or instagram, stay tuned and we will all see what Saturday brings in a couple of sleeps xx


Saturday, June 15, 2013

Ta Daaa!!!

 
Well the cuff is finished and I am so happy with it.
I think it is lovely, I hope you like it
 
 
I couldn't resist pasting in a post by fabulous Brisbane designer Julie Tengdahl who invited mintandlime to display at her Emporium store in amongst her beautiful designs  :-)
Have a great weekend xx



Thankyou Julie xx
 
Our Emporium store is excited to now be stocking Mint and Lime jewellery - hand made by talented architect Susan Driver xx

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mothers' Day xx

Wishing you a Happy Mothers' Day, as promised some of the lovely responses to the competition

My mum taught me unconditional love....and how to mix a great scotch and soda!


The thing I learned from my mum is to take the good days with the bad ones, the abundance with the scarcity.. because in all we have to keep on believing in love and all we can be grateful for.. and above all stay true to yourself, no matter what the rest of the world wants to make you believe!! Happy dAYS
 
My nan taught me how to respect a girl , from her past she told me how she felt and what she went through & for that i have as much respect for women as anyone could have. Knowing that respect has earned me the most beautiful girl in the world. I don't thank anyone except for my nan.
 
 
my mother taught me to stick up for myself nd wat i believe in. nd family comes first bloods thicker than water
 
 
 My Mum taught me honesty, integrity and love, she has shown me how to have strength in the face of adversity, the value of persistence, the calm that comes with patience. My Mum has shown me so much, given so much for me to be grateful for, and if I end up being half the person she is, I can be happy. Oh, and she also taught me how to cook
 
Most importantesson from my mum? Respect , she always told me with respect I will get very far in life
 
I am a mother of two boys. The most important lesson I have learnt from my mother is that loving someones means you do not have to always agree with their decisions, but that you should always support them and be there for them. I know that I have made decisions in the past that she has not been happy with or agreed with, but I have always been able to rely on her to support me and give me guidance, and know that she will continue to love and support me even if I do not go with her guidance. INVALUABLE!!!
 


I am posting this from the lovely Kate that came via email -

So this is about what my dear mum taught me. It’s a lesson I try to teach my kids everyday. And try and teach my husband too. Some days I can see it being played out and on others I need to remind them. I like to hear when this simple advice has worked for them. It’s a simple thing to remember. It’s about care and respect.
My mum always said and still says ”if you treat people and your things the way you want to be treated then these simple virtues will come back to you and hopefully last a lifetime. Care for them, respect them and always use good manners. But most of all, care and respect yourself, and others will treat you that way too – all the way down to your painted toenails!”
“O mum!” I say as I look at my dulling, chipped toe nail polish and hear her words ringing in my ears. Then I put my ballet slippers on instead of my nice new sandals and remember to paint my toes tonight, donn my good manners and remember to treat others with care and respect, grab my handbag and keys and off I go for the day.
I hope all day though that I do not run into my mum and she sees that I have not ironed my linen shirt – but rather that she sees I have learned on my own journey that conserving energy for things other than ironing (absolutely everything) are also important life lessons for a modern woman……I want my boys to learn that.

I love you mum, for all the things that you have taught me.
My Mum taught me patience and love, by showing me immense amounts of it and now I am a Mum i know how important patience and love is and I can only hope to be as good of a Mum as she is!
 
I've learnt that nothing is unachievable. My Mum went back to Uni at almost 40 and showed us that you can have a family and a career. Now I am showing my kids that too.
My mother has taught me patience, manners and to treat people with love and respect, this has been passed on to my own children, and I love her for that ♥
 
My Mum taught me to treat others as I wish to be treated, show manners, respect and compassion
 
my mum taught me to not sweat the small things :)
My Mum taught me to connect my brain to my mouth before speaking. Take a pause and think. It's a lesson I will pass onto my daughter however I will be adding, connect brain to fingers before typing. To take a pause and think before posting or emailing!
My mum taught me to work hard, to dam, to respect others, but most importantly, to believe I can do it.
 
My Mum taught me to love and respect myself first and foremost and to journey through life with a sense of adventure, a love for life and compassion for others

Over the years mum has fostered twenty five,
Always giving unconditional love complimented with the skills to survive,
She may not have had a biological child of her very own,
But gratitude and kindness she has always shown!
She use to say this from a very young age,
The meaning I didn’t understand and would often cause internal rage,
Until early adulthood,
This is when I really understood,
“There are two kinds of people in the world: those who pull you up and those who pull up down. ALWAYS identify the people who pull you up and show them an attitude of gratitude!”
The way I think, feel and behaviour is positively reflected from her words of wisdom and attitude!
Mum’s empowering personal beliefs have given me strength when weak,
Now I’m a mummy her insight on “life” I always seek!
xxoo
  
 
This would look awesome on my wife to be and a great welcome gift when she migrates here from the UK in the next few months
I've learnt that my mum will give more then she takes. She's selfless and has taught me to be the same as her.

Monday, May 6, 2013

What I love doing x

 This mintandlime cuff would be magical with this Damir Doma Tunic from La Garconne don't you think?
I am finally managing to sneak in some time ie reduce my sleeping time further, to work on mintandlime's more bespoke silver line. Hopefully I will be able to list more pieces from the series above in the next few weeks. Fingers crossed x

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Too Tempting


These little treats have arrived, they are almost sweet enough to rot your teeth, but I can't stop looking  at them. I only have three sets of the pink so want to make the most of them
 
whatever it is, it will need to sit perfectly with these Gucci boots I have a zillion times over in my sleep
 
 


Sunday, April 28, 2013

Announcing Winner No 2!

Thank you to another lovely mum for helping me in the draw today, apologies for getting the announcement up a little late. Congratulations to Framboos Van Herk! Framboos if you would please private message me with your contact details, I can comfirm your sizing for the bangle. Thanks again for  your support and congratulations to both winners.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Apologies!

So as new entries have kept coming in, I have just realized the draw was two days early. Embarrassed yes , but also excited that you have another chance at the draw :-) I will be honoring leia's win, but will also announce a second winner  4pm Saturday 28th. My first competition has definitely been interesting !

Friday, April 26, 2013

And The Winner is .....


I am very excited to announce the winner of the www.mintandlime.com.au Mothers' Day Competition is Leia Atkinson. Congratulations Leia! I hope you love your bracelet, whether it is for yourself or you mum. I will contact you for your details shortly.
I will be posting all the responses on the blog over the weekend so stop by www.simplethingstolove.blogspot.com. It was really lovely getting to know some of you a little better :-)
Thank you all so much for entering, I think I may need to follow up with a little something for Fathers' Day too. xx

Update
Hi Leia would you please let me know you details on mintandlime@live.com.au as Google Plus has decided it doesn't want me to know yours, thanks!

Mothers' Day Competition Last Day

Just a last little reminder that the www.mintandlime.com.au Mothers' Day Competition will be drawn at 4pm today, so keep an eye out as I will need the bangle sizing and contact details of the winner. There are currently 14 in the running, so while there can only be one winner you have a good chance. All the entries will be posted on Mothers' Day. Be sure to stop by, there are wonderful entries and you can feel how personal each and every one is.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Man Band


 I know Mothers' Day is coming up but these are unisex so they are double the investment. The mintandlime
classic man band has literally been walking out the door lately. Skinny or wide both are really popular. Chocolate brown seems to be the go, I think because it looks really elegant with the sterling silver details without being feminine. I am making to order as the length really varies man to man and most like to wear it forward of their watch right on the wrist bone. I have one myself so make sure he shares. xx

www.mandchannel.tumblr.com 


Sunday, April 14, 2013

Mothers' Day Competition


Here is a little glimpse of a very special piece I am just finishing up for a new Mothers' Day Competition. I would love to show my thanks to www.mintandlime.com.au 's Facebook supporters and newsletter subscribers. Mothers' Day is one month away so if you would like to take part please post what is the most important lesson you learnt from your mother. Mine was a mix of compassion and empathy and pride in achievement but a willingness to fight for the underdog. It is my mum's birthday today and I still miss her every day. So this might be a gift for your mum or something for you to remember her by, either way fingers crossed.  I am changing the final day to April 28th so I have time to message you for your details and arrange postage in time for Mothers' Day. 
I will post an image of the completed piece this Tuesday. xx
For those inquiring by 'post'  I mean comment on this post below - sorry for any confusion ;-)
 xx

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Thank youxx

A big thank you and good bye to the lovely Susie Birch - The Paper Tailor - if  you pop over to her website you will spy a familiar image flashing past on her home page. Susie has handcrafted me a wonderful new business card for a little secret I have up my sleeve. I loved our chats through the process and some very generous words of wisdom. Very exciting news though for Susie, The Paper Tailor, letterpress and all are packing up and moving back to London. Her products are beautiful and graphics enchanting so remember the name, I know you will be hearing more of it. xx


Personalised letterpress stationery by The Paper Tailor

Monday, March 18, 2013

Gucci Gorgeous

 
  This Gucci Scarf would go a treat with this necklace, come on dream a little dream with me xx
 


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Diary of a ring


 The ring is getting closer, the feature and the shank are now finished and have been soldered together - will be ready for show next week. I think it will be perfect on completion to dress up this AllSaints dress, don't you? xx

Monday, March 4, 2013

Call it a wrap?

 
So I have been dabbling in wrap bracelets lately. Some natural leather that will age and wear with you, soften and bend to your every whim as time passes. Some in chocolate tones that are a little more styled and dressed depending on the occasion.
 I like wraps they have the stackable appeal without having to actually stack, they are casual but well finished, not cheap or too costumey. They have that sexy bohemian thing going for them too.
I would love to know what you think. Are you a fan of the wrap or is it just not your thing?


Thursday, February 28, 2013

Don't Be Shy


I have deleted the image of the Sass and Bide Lifechanger dress I posted tagged as Bambi Northwood-Blyth was actually an image of the lovely Maya Gonzalez at her formal. Our sincerest apologies to Maya for the misrepresentation. Maya very kindly said we could run with the photo however ours is a small site so I think it would be best for Maya if we deleted immediately.
 
 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Ready to Shine

 
 
It's been a while I know, but a lot has been achieved, not least of all this lovely piece.
xx
More to come....
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