The Linny Loves... shop is growing, and we have just recently welcomed a new family member - Peony N Pearl! Fionna is the brainchild behind Peony N Pearl, she is a super talented lady with skills from handmade wire jewellery to amazing florals. This multi-talented creative is a good friend of mine that I met a few years back during some creative ventures, and I am sure glad I did meet her! Along the way, Fionna and I have worked together on a few photoshoots and actually worked together on our own projects from her home. It's been so wonderful for me to have met such an amazing friend and creative talent. Sounding ideas off each other rather than talking to ourselves (any creative who works from home knows how isolating it can be working solo, and the chatter between me, myself and I can become a little too real).
So now that you have a little bit of background, here is some of Fionna's amazing work. Although I am not selling her florals on the website, I must show you some of the artistic florals she has created, afterall, she is a very talented florist/floral stylist too! But first, here is a bit of what you'll find in the Linny Loves... shop
Each one of Fionna's wire work pieces are so intricately made, you have to look closely at the amazing detail! Each piece is made from scratch - she creates the base frame of her work from strong bendable wire, then coils yet more wire around the wire frame she has created. Each piece is first sketched out and then measurements are made to precisely create the intricate work detailed above. Fionna uses quality components including gemstones and Swarovkski crystals to create these unique wearable pieces of art.
Her jewellery is unique, intricate and truly handmade - I have personally seen the hours that go into making such beautiful work - certainly a skill to be admired, I hope to get some lessons one day, as I can only imagine the headpieces I would come up with having such a skill in my arsenal!
These silk flower crowns and hair pins are a more recent addition to Fionna's gorgeous work. As sometimes working with fresh flowers and their lack of permanence can be difficult, Fionna ventured into making silk flower crowns and hair accessories. Flower crowns have been so popular for weddings and they're sure to stay on-trend for quite some time and with pretties such as these, how could they go out of fashion!
Here is just a couple of examples of Fionna's floral work with fresh flowers. I particularly fell in love with the Peony N Pearl display she made for RAW. I want one! It also has some cute air plants hanging from the branches. Now, lets not forget about that dress! This dress and others from The Rock Stars & Royalty collection were showcased at Fash Fest this year and what an impact they made! The dresses used a combination of real and silk flowers and now have been immortilsed with silk and real touch flowers. Just beautiful! Fionna is available for weddings and events for floral styling and she also does custom jewellery if you are looking for something extra special. Head to her website for more details.
Linny Loves... shop has officially landed! I am very excited to launch my hand selected handmade and Independently designed awesome items from various talented people in Aus and across the globe! These hand picked goodies have all been carefully curated into my Linny Loves... Shop. Linny Loves... is a celebration of handmade and independent designers reigning from all parts of the globe. I am so excited to share these wonderful items with my customers an hope that you love these hand selected items as much as I do.
Quite a few designers have already joined the Linny Loves... family and there are certainly more to follow! Peony N Pearl was the first to hit the Linny Loves... Shop and now Barkly Belle and Belle Ame.
Peony N Pearl handcrafts some beautiful jewellery using semi-precious stones - her techniques are intricate and made from scratch - Fionna's work is truly handmade and that's why I love it so much! Her skills come from many years of hand coiling wire to create these wonderful designs.
How beautiful are these gemstone soaps! So pretty and with fragrances to match their beauty! Belle Ame's gorgeous gemstone soaps come in 4 different scents - Japanese Cherry Blossom, Southern Peach & Rose, Crisp Apple & Rose and Lavender Fields. Great little gifts for any occasion! Christmas is coming up too, these would work wonderfully for stocking stuffers.
Many more amazing handmade items to be added over the coming weeks! So watch this space - more amazingness to come! Until next time.