Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Only 5 days to go...

Join in our Christmas festivities with a special celebration - 
simply enter the code 'xmasrocks' in our online shop.

*Offer expires on 25th Dec 2011*

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Treat yourself this Christmas!


Eco-Bracelets Galore!

Our juiciest pickings from the Eco-Chic Collection...

Tutti Frutti Bracelet

Tutti Frutti Bracelet

Be seen this Christmas wearing our fave eco-chic bracelet!  Handmade with carefully & ethically sourced vegetable ivory beads in hot pink, purple, sunshine yellow, lime green & azure blue, coupled with fine silver dipped beads & our signature silver clasp.



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Oceania Bracelet

Oceania Bracelet

Add style to any outfit with this little number! Azure blue shades mixed with ivory & black vegetable ivory beads, complemented with fine silver beads & our signature silver clasp.


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Jungle Fever Bracelet

Jungle Fever Bracelet

Unleash your wild side with vibrant shades of purple & sizziling lime green! Accompanied with fine silver dipped beads & our signature silver clasp.


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Rhubarb & Cream Bracelet

Rhubarb & Cream Bracelet

(Yes please!) Look pretty in pink this Christmas, with this ensemble of hot pink & ivory vegetable ivory beads, with a hint of fine silver thrown in for good measure!


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Tequila Sunrise Bracelet

Tequila Sunrise Bracelet

Tis' the season to be jolly indeed! Be seen out & about in vibrant orange & black vegetable ivory beads, mixed with fine silver to add a little sparkle!


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Secret Garden Bracelet

Secret Garden Bracelet

Transport yourself to exotic places with this vibrant eco-friendly bracelet. Look hot in bold pink & lime green shades of vegetable ivory beads, coupled with fine silver findings & clasp.


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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Culverden Fete Rocked!

WOW! What a day we had today exhibiting at the Culverden Country Fete!

In it's 20th anniversary year, over 6000 well-equipped shoppers arrived, with the sun beaming over the idylic Canterbury countryside, backdropped with snow-capped mountains! It was a wonderful setting for exhibing our Eco-Chic Collection!

A big thanks to Lou, Fizz & Sue for organising such a great event and making it look effortless. Also thanks to Hannah & Hugo for feeding & watering us!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Tutti Frutti Bracelet goes online!

The sun is shining... and.... it's October 2nd?!  It feels quite bizarre to be putting on sun-cream and shorts in October, in the UK! I am definitely not complaining though! To match this summer feeling, I have just added the latest addition to my Tutti Frutti line - The bold and vibrant Tutti Frutti Bracelet, now available online. Check it out here!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Shooting Collection Launch & Ladies Night!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Shooting Collection is about to launch!

I am very excited to be just a few days away from launching my latest collection - The Shooting Collection.

What a great summer I have had and a long one too! My timing has been impeccable... summer in NZ, followed by summer in UK and now heading back to summer in NZ! Trust me, it's tough!! 
I have spent most of my time in the outdoors, breathing in fresh countryside air, competing on my new horse (pictured below!), shooting guns (also pictured below) and working on the The Shooting Collection in my NEW workshop!

I have always dabbled in shooting but recently have started taking a keener interest, including booking myself in for some lessons and competed at The British Open last month! Bring it on!

So what is The Shooting Collection all about?

The Shooting Collection is a delicate mixture of sterling silver chains, necklaces, bangles, cuffs, earrings and rings, all inspired by different shooting disciplines. I have kept my materials simple - sterling silver, fine silver, more sterling silver and some striking green Gaspiete gemstones thrown in for good measure! Each piece is hallmarked at The Goldsmiths' Company, with my initials 'HCB', The Goldsmiths Company stamp and '925' to clarify it is the genuine sterling silver article!

Last week, we had a very successful photo-shoot with legend photographer, Chris Anderson and his canine companions! Charley March stylishly modeled the jewellery. She had never held a gun before, so she did a sterling job of looking like a seasoned pro! I wanted to capture the 'fresh' essence of the countryside in the photographs, so we headed into the fields, in the gale force winds, and got some really great shots!

The 'Skeet Round' short chain necklace from The Shooting Collection has already made it's first debut this year, at the Royal wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall.  Karen pulled it off beautifully with her vibrant orange and navy outfit!

 Check out my collections at www.hollybudge.com. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ruby Dunes ROCKS, now stocking Holly Budge Jewellery!

Imagine... Aladdin's Cave + idyllic seaside  = Ruby Dunes shop!

Ruby Dunes is an absolute gem of a shop (pun intended), with prime position on Ohope Beach, coined as one of the best beaches in New Zealand. Their speciality is sourcing objects of desire, so it came as no surprise to us that they snapped up a range of our jewellery, including pendants and bracelets from our Eco-Chic Collection, handcrafted with vegetable ivory, a sustainable seed from the Amazon.
Also adorning their beautifully filled shelves is the Poseidon Pendant, a real statement piece handcrafted in sterling silver chain, a stunning Karen Hill Tribe fine silver centre bead with Peruvian Turquoise and Indian Aqua Blue Chalcedony.
We seriously recommended a trip to Ruby Dunes if you are in the Ohope area or looking for a tranquil day out at the seaside, with a little sophisticated retail therapy thrown in for good measure!

Check out our latest designs at www.hollybudge.co.nz

Thursday, March 3, 2011

A time to reflect, a time to look forward.

Wow, how time flies when your fulfilling orders, holding exhibitions, dodging earthquakes etc...
It feels as though Xmas festivities were only a couple of weeks ago, so what has been happening since?

I have moved from Christchurch in the South Island to Lake Taupo in the North Island of New Zealand. The first thing I would like to report is my lucky escape from Christchurch, just 10 days before the city rocked, shook and fell. It's a terrible tradegy for those who have lost family, friends, homes, livelihoods but also a tradegy to see 'The Garden City' crash and burn. It is heartbreaking to see my local haunts; shops, restaurants, parks and all so familiar places in piles of rubble. To make a contribution,  I will be donating 5% of all my sales to the Canterbury Earthquake Appeal this month, as well as continuing to donate 7.1% of sales from the 7.1 Collection.

Last week I was honoured to exhibit six of my latest necklaces at the Academy of Fine Art in Wellington. 35 NZ artists joined together to illustrate that art is truly 'Borderless'. The exhibition looked great and was well attended. A huge thanks to Rach and Dean for putting a roof over my head and always being such a support.

Holly Budge Jewellery @ Academy of Fine Art, Wellington

I am particularly excited about is my latest stockist, Silver Moon. They have over 17 outlets throughout New Zealand and have taken on two designs from the Eco-Chic Collection. I will post details of where their shops are located shortly on my website.

I have been extremely busy fulfilling this order over the past couple of weeks. There are boxes of vegetable ivory beads fresh in from Peru, with spools of chain, boxes of silver beads and findings, newly designed business cards and jewellery tags and many more goodies spread out around my workshop. Very excited, with lots of creative energy floating around! Here are some pics I took to show the vibrant mix of colours and great looking beads I am hanging around with!

Vibrant ceramic & fine silver beads
Vegetable Ivory beads fresh in from Peru
Great looking new business stationary!
My happy & productive place!
Eco Chic Collection: Hunter Bracelet
Eco Chic Collection: Hunter Pendent
Eco Chic Collection: Jungle Fever Bracelet

A thought to leave you with - I read a wonderful quote the other day from a truly inspirational lady. 
"If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito" 
Anita Roddick (The Body Shop)

Check out my latest designs at www.hollybudge.co.nz

Friday, January 7, 2011

A magical garden showcases our Jewellery

We are delighted to announce our latest stockist of the Eco-Chic Collection.

Voted Lonely Planets No 1 café pick for the central North Island and one of the top 10 places to visit in New Zealand, L’arte Café Gallery is not to be missed when visiting Lake Taupo. 

A trip to L’Arte is a visual and edible feast and unlike anything you have experienced before. The café and gallery are both set in a magical garden complete with an outside mosaic living room.

We definitely recommend the bacon sammy and a chai latte!