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Happy New Year 2018

Sue and Dave hope you had a most enjoyable Christmas and we wish you a very happy new year 2018. We haven’t been as busy in 2017 with craft fairs and events as we have in previous years and we are going to be quite selective about where we take Sue’s collections of hand-made and carefully selected jewellery in 2018. We will,of course, put all our events on our calendar page.

Happy New Year 2018 from LoveTaliesin Jewellery
Happy New Year 2018 from LoveTaliesin Jewellery

However, we are going to renew our commitment to this website by ensuring that we add new products and refresh some of the existing ones in our online shop.

You will find a lot of sales online and in the shops, however, we don’t just offer good prices for a limited time. Our prices stay low all year. Also, you get your  usual bonus of free second class postage to all UK addresses.

Here are a few ideas of ways to treat yourself to a Happy New Year 2018, or to treat someone else.

New Look To Our Home Page

We’ve added a great new look and a new way to get to some of the main areas of our website shop from our home page though this set of clickable pictures.

This feature is known as a slider and shows some of the product ranges that you can find in our shop. It also provides a great new way of exploring these products by clicking on the pictures as they scroll round.  Each picture will take you to the right place in our shop to see and buy the range of products shown.

Why Use a Slider?

One clear advantage of using a slider is that website owners can place all their important content in a visually appealing and interactive slideshow at the top of the page before their main content. This allows users to quickly see the highlights and take action.

Sliders can run slideshows automatically without user input by moving slides on pre-defined time interval. Sliders can also respond to user interaction like click or swipe to view next or previous slides. Additionally, sliders can also have buttons or thumbnails which users can click to view a particular slide in the slider.


Over To You – What Do You Think Of Our New Look?

We’d love to know what you think of this addition to the site. Please leave us a comment below.

The Trending Colour for Autumn 2014

Pantone Radiant Orchid

The Colour Gurus

Pantone is probably best known as the standard by which printing ink colours are standardised, but the company that effectively sets the standards for colours across the whole range of products and designs. This means that  they have a huge interest in keeping track of the forthcoming trends. However, the colour is, by no means, decided on a whim.

World-wide Research

Designers, bloggers, manufacturers, retailers and a host of fashion leaders in clothing, pop culture, technology, music, travel, and even the weather, search the world for emerging colour trends. Although it’s much more sophisticated than simply making a note of what’s hot on the catwalk or in the magazines. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director at Pantone said, “It has to resonate around the world, to express in colour what is taking place in the global zeitgeist.”

As far back as last Spring, the experts, including fashion designers Emerson by Jackie Fraser-Swan, Juicy Couture and Yoana Baraschi got together with Pantone get together for a secret two-day meeting where everyone presents their top choice. There is apparently lots of debate ensues about the merits of each colour until a conclusion is eventually reached.


As well as the colour itself, the symbolism is important in the selection process.

This year the symbolism is that of purple, which is known for its magical, creative  and innovative properties.

Once the colour of the year is agreed upon, Pantone refines and defines the exact tint. They explore how it can be used in many different ways; in fabrics for fashion and in decorating, in makeup  and in print for advertising and packaging, among other things.

In the end, what it means to your jewellery or shoe collection is up to you, but expect to see a lot of the shimmery pinkish-purple during this coming autumn!

Radiant Orchid in Jewellery

A modern and surprisingly versatile shade, Radiant Orchid enlivens the skin, making all who wear it feel more healthy and energetic. Blending both cool and warm undertones, purple is an appealing hue for distinctive combinations and flattering to many hair, eye and skin tones.

This multifaceted hue is seductive when combined with red and pairs well with its sister shades of lavender, purple and pink, which provides an assortment of colour options.

Jewellery including Radiant Orchid Tones

Work is well under way to set 2015’s Colour of the Year which we are predicting to be a shade of blue. We’ll find out when it’s announced at the end of the year.