Your chance to secure one of our first Notes From Nature is running out! These lovely little letters contain
a herbal sampler & letter providing you with 3 x organic herbal samples accompanied by the benefits and uses of each herb. We also provide 3 x recipes for you to try which are posted on our blog and sent in PDF form.
This months Notes from Nature is due to ship out on the 10th, so to ensure you get yours be sure to put your order in sooner rather than later!
Oh and did we mention we're also offering free shipping!!! Yep, you heard right Just use coupon code FREESHIP at check-out. Only valid on the Notes From Nature - Monthly Apothecary Sampler.
So what's in our September edition?
1) Dried Chamomile Sample
2) Dried Calendula Sample
3) Dried Pink Rose Petals
We provide a generous sample of each herb so that you can make all three recipes. If you like the herbs we also sell them in larger lots in our store - Crystal Apothecary Co.
Yes, that's right! We're taking custom orders for headpieces and jewellery once again. It's been a little while since I have done a custom order, and to be honest I missed it! While I was rather busy slightly changing the direction of Peacock & Lotus I didn't want my brides to be to feel left out, so I am now once again taking on a small number of custom orders, 2 per month to be exact. The reason being is that I want to be able to offer a supreme service to my brides and taking on more than I can handle doesn't equal good service and attention to detail.
I will still continue to release new pieces to my collections both in the Luxe Label and The Classic Label all of which can be customised, but if you are after something that is completely you, I am at your service! Prices depend on what type of piece you are after, generally for a heavily beaded piece prices start from $150 +. Pricing can be a little tricky at times but I always try to accommodate my clients needs, if you are after a simple headpiece or piece of jewellery with a clear idea of what you are after the price can be very reasonable as I generally charge for the time it takes to create your piece. If you would like more info or have any queries on custom made headpieces or jewellery, please don't hesitate to get in touch either by our contact form or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Now that I have established my new line of bath & body products and organic tea blends I will be back to creating some new headpieces and jewellery to satisfy my love of adornments! Enough blogging, it's time to get designing!!!!
Until next time,
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It's been quite some time since I have created something with lace, so I thought I should get embellishing! A lot of time has been spent on my new range of bath & body products and tea blends, so designing and creating bridal and event adornments had been put on the back burner for a while. It was really nice to sit and just design and then hand sew some new lace beauties for half a day. I am going to make sure I do it more often from now on!
Below is a new rather simple design in a deep ivory lace with silver seed beads and crystal rhinestones. It's a wonderful piece for a bride who wants to wear something in her hair but also a piece that is a little bit understated.
Another newbie I have added to my Luxe Headpieces is this heavily heavily embellished wrap around freshwater pearl headpiece. This headpiece is set on the same deep ivory lace as used on the above design, but I thought I would use ivory seed beads and copious amounts of freshwater pearls. This bridal headpiece has a very vintage feel to it which I love. Hours upon hours of embellishing work were done on this piece, but I think it was worth the effort!
I'd forgotten how much I love embellishing lace! It really can be a soothing experience and is great for slowing down the mind! Maybe it's time for me to create a new collection!
You may have noticed a few months back I created my organic tea Tub Teas. I have recently added some new Tub Teas to the range which are available individually, in a set of 3 or in a Tub Tea sampler pack featuring all 5 varieties. Each little packet of Tub Tea contains a lovely blend of organic tea, muscle soothing epsom salts, essential oils to match the tea and zeolite clay to detox the body. There is a Tub Tea to suit everyone - whether you just want to unwind and relax, or you're in need of a soothing detox bathing experience or just want to feel like Cleopatra in a milky rose bath. Tub Tea is the perfect way to relax after a long day. I have created a range of hand blended organic teas which are perfect for sipping on while you're enjoying your soothing Tub Tea experience.
Here's a little bit of info on each so you can decipher which one tickles your fancy!
'Cleopatra' - a lovely organic blend of Jasmine tea and rose petals with rose geranium essential oil - this lovely rose Tub Tea includes rose petal powder - fantastic for softening the skin. You'll feel relaxed and your skin will feel amazingly soft and nourished. Our matching Cleopatra organic tea is also available to complete you rose bath experience. Help your skin from the inside out with this beautiful rose petal combo.
'Vanilla Chai Latte Tub Tea ' - a spicy blend of organic chai along with vanilla essential oil, epsom salts, oatmeal and zeolite clay. Our Chai Organic blend is also available - why not make yourself a real chai latte and indulge your senses in the spicy aroma of chai. This lovely combination will whisk you away to wonderful spice markets in far away lands.
'Calm Me Chamomile' - Organic chamomile flowers with Roman chamomile essential oil, epsom salts, oatmeal and zeolite clay. The perfect way to unwind. Our Chamomile flower organic tea is also available so you can sip on a cup to complete your calming bathing experience.
'Invigorate Me' which is my hand blended earl grey organic tea with rose petals and cornflowers - it's so pretty and is lovely to pop in the bath for an invigorating home spa pampering. This invigorating tub tea features essential oils of pink grapefruit & bergamot, epsom salts, oatmeal and zeolite clay. Lovely when paired with our Invigorate Me Organic drinking tea.
'Flora' This all natural Flora Tub Tea is named after the Roman Flower Goddess of the same name. A Colourful and aromatic blend of organic rose petals, chamomile, calendula petals, Heather flowers, lavender and white peony tea make for a visually appealing bath time. Epsom salts, oatmeal, zeolite clay and rose geranium & lavender essential oils make this Tub Tea a luxurious floral bath time experience.
All of my Tub Teas come packaged individually with the organic tea in a little organza bag so the tub doesn't get messy. Give the bag a little squeeze every now and then to release the teas healing properties. Once the tea has softened in the organza bag you can use it to brush your body. The bag acts as an exfoliant and the tea properties can then be absorbed into the skin.
All of my Tub Teas are available to purchase in my online store as individual packs or in a pack of 3 and also in a sampler pack which features all 5 Tub Teas. If you would like to enjoy a cup of our organic tea along with your Tub Tea I have also put together a gift sets which includes a Tub Tea, Organic drinking tea and a beauty mask.
Gold and Rose Gold have been rather popular over the last year and this trend doesn't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. As well as these tones, raw brass is also appearing to be a huge trend in bridal accessories. I Have been working with brass for a number of years now, but raw brass seems to be particularly popular at the moment. I love raw brass, so I decided to create a bridal/event collection using raw brass and gold tones with the addition of crystals, freshwater pearls and gemstones. These adornments work wonderfully for a whimsical look and the wonderful thing about these kind of adornments is that they are timeless. You won't look back at your wedding photos and think 'what was I thinking'!
A touch of gold in a bride's accessories can add just the right mount of warmth to your bridal look. Gold works well with ivory, white and champagne, not to mention blush pink! You may have noticed a lot of gold tones & brass in bridal accessories and I have to say I absolutely adore this look and love working with these tones! In my current 'Royalty' collection you will see a lot of brass stamping components in the shapes of leaves, branches and flowers. I particularly love creating crowns from these components - they are just so beautiful, timeless and elegant. I have also found a lot of my clients have purchased these headpieces and crowns for special events - such as the races - so you don't have to be a bride to adorn yourself with these gorgeous pieces. Wearing a leaf or flower hair comb at the back of an up-do is particularly popular and as some of these pieces can be quite understated - you can wear them again for different occasions.
All of the pieces in my new 'Royalty' collection can be customised to make them more you - if you like one of the headpieces but want pearls replaced with rhinestones or crystal beads it's entirely possible. If you would like a custom-made headpiece for your wedding or event the possibilities are endless. I am always happy to discuss your requirements - so why not get in touch and see what's possible.
Today I'm in the studio creating a lovely bridal lace headpiece for a Canberra bride. I absolutely love working with lace, there are so many ways you can alter it, embellish it and layer it to create the most wonderful and gorgeous hair adornment! I have to say, if I had to choose one material that I love the most, it would be lace.
The lovely bride to be wanted something lacey and feminine to match her gorgeous pastel pink gown which has lovely Alencon lace, pearl and sequin beading. Funnily enough she says she's not a girl girl and surprised herself by choosing a wedding dress in a pastel pink shade, it goes to show you never know what kind of wedding dress you're going to fall in love with!
Below are a few pics from start to finish the first two starting as a blank canvas of ivory lace and then slowly adding crystals, pearls to create a soft vintage feel.
You don't have to be the bride to wear something pretty in you hair! At Peacock & Lotus we also create a range on stunning hair adornments for special events, and we haven't stopped there! We are currently keeping busy creating a range of statement jewelry and brooch pins for those who want something unique and handcrafted, and the best part is they can be worn time and time again - for any occasion!
As spring is upon us in Aus I can't wait to put together some pretty little flowers in pastel hues! Think pastel blue, mint green, light greys and lots of sparkle, lace and pearls! These little brooch pins will be perfect to jazz up an otherwise plain LBD or outfit. Turn an outfit that's been in your closet for years into something new and exciting with an addition of a floral brooch pin. I personally love the clustered flower look, so I will be selling them in lots of 2.
As for the jewelry, expect to see lots of lace, bead embroidery, pearls & wired components. I'm very excited to be bringing these lovely bits and pieces into the Events Collection
As for hair adornments I will be adding some gorgeous birdcage veils into the Events collection. These veils will be perfect for the races and add a touch of 40's elegance. As I am loving handcrafted blooms at the moment, they will be playing a big part in the Events collection
Well that's it for now, keep an eye out for our new collections in the coming weeks!
Linny K xo