Month: December 2013

Announcing Hair Accessories by Drakestail Jewellery!

Robyn and I have been toying with the idea of designing a line of hair accessories for the last year or so. We talk about it, discuss potential designs, materials and styles and then go back to our comfort zone of making jewellery.

Well this past September we finally bit the bullet! We were asked for a quote on hair accessories for a beautiful bride (Nicole) and her bridal party. Robyn and I hashed out options and a cost estimate and provided that to Nicole. She let us know a few days later that she liked our proposal best and off we were to make our first commissioned set of hair accessories! The most exciting part for us what that the option Nicole selected was designed with dyed leather, which is a material we’d never worked with before. Robyn and I set to work while I was in Ottawa on vacation, cutting the leather, dyeing the leather and assembling the pieces.

I delivered them to Nicole when I got back to Edmonton after my vacation and she has recently sent us some lovely pictures from her big day. Here are a couple to show you the finished product! We made the triangle shaped hair clips in off-white, marigold and blue as well as the  birdcage veil the bride is wearing.

Mat Simpson Photography Co.
http://mathieusimpson.com/
Mat Simpson Photography Co.
http://mathieusimpson.com/
Mat Simpson Photography Co.
http://mathieusimpson.com/

Robyn started playing with crystal hair clip designs and I started experimenting with feather hair fascinators! Look for a line of hair accessories from us in early 2014! – Roxy

New hair clips
New crystal hair clips. Perfect for all length and styles!
Ostrich and peacock feather fascinator with green crystal ornamentation.
Ostrich and peacock feather fascinator with green crystal ornamentation.

 

 

 

 

It’s Contest time again!

How exciting!  We’ve reached another milestone: 250 likes on Facebook.  We’re so thrilled to have so many new friends keeping up with our news that we’re celebrating with a contest.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

Get social with Drakestail and you could win a gorgeous Vintage by Drakestail Jewellery bracelet in gleaming Swarovski pearls, with matching earrings.  The winner will get to choose from our five available colours:  white, light gold, black, rosaline (light pink), and lavender.  Hurry and enter soon, the contest will close on Friday, December 13th.

Vintage by Drakestail Jewellery bracelet in Rosaline Vintage by Drakestail Jewellery earrings

In addition to the contest, we’re offering a coupon for our Etsy store as well.  Enter THANKSFB250 when checking out to receive 25% off your entire purchase.  The coupon will expire on Friday, December 13th.  Please note: this discount is exclusive to our Etsy store only.

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