Back in Stock – Flick Pope Jewellery

Just in time for your Christmas presents, we have re-stocked some of the very special pieces by Flick Pope.

Please find below a range of Flick Pope jewellery that you can order now and get delivered to your door, it will only take 2 business days!

We have lots more in stock so please check our Flick Pope Designer page to see the range.

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Mother’s Day at Lobo Luxe

Gift Guide mothers Day

Find Something Special for Your Mum : www.loboluxe.com

To my way of thinking, a day that is designated to celebrate Mothers – has to be special.  With the busy lives we lead, we don’t need to live far from our parents to sometimes feel disconnected from them.   Mother’s Day pushes families together in a gentle way, it gives us the opportunity to reflect on the special bond we have with our Mum’s and the nurturing and support they have given us over the years.  Mother’s Day for me is a bit of a logistical challenge, there is breakfast for me, made by my son,  lunch at my Mum’s and then my Mother-in-Law’s – phew it is a bit of a marathon but well worth it.

At Lobo Luxe we would like to offer all our wonderful customers a 30% off sale ( storewide for all ‘in stock’ items*).

 I hope you find something special for your Mum or a reward/treat for yourself.  The sale ends on the 6th May, so please be quick!. All you have to do is input the coupon code ‘thirtylove’ as you proceed through the payment process.  We also have free gift wrap and an upgrade to Express Shipping for all Australian orders – just to make sure you get your presents wrapped and on time!

We have just increased our subscribe and win newsletter offer to $75 per winner, per month…hope you have subscribed!  All you have to do is input your name and email address, you will find the newsletter subscribe box on the www.loboluxe.com homepage, left hand column, just scroll down.  The Subscribe and Win $75 gift certificate can be used store wide but only on ‘in-stock’ items, special orders or custom orders are not included in this offer.

The lucky winners for January to May 2014:  Sally Stowers, Deborah Vanderwert, Steph Proios, Tracey Lee & Rebecca Tompkinson.  Congratulations please contact the store to claim your $75 gift certificate.

*This offer finishes on the 6 May, custom or special orders are not included in this offer and there are no returns on sales items.  Please note this offer cannot be used with any other store offer.

Items L to R – clockwise:  Candy Drop Earrings by Mary Odorcic, Full Moon with Diamonds by Rebecca Overmann, Silver Haze Bangle with coral and pearl by Mary Odorcic, Postcard from the Heart Ring by Flick Pope, Love Pendant by Yasuko Azuma, Gold Peackock Stud Earrings by Priya Himatsingka

Flick Pope ~ new styles

It is hard to believe that the store is entering into it’s fourth year of operations.  One of the first jewellers that I selected for the store is Victoria’s Flick Pope, her work resonates with me on so many levels, the romance, the feminine and organic forms and each piece has such an appealing essence.  I can’t say which piece I love more, but what I can say I love getting surprised with new pieces that Flick sends me, from time to time.

More recently we received the cross your heart ring, the silver princess earrings (yes to match the bangle), cloud earrings, wings earrings, and the sumptuous oke doke earrings.

Flick’s appeal transcends Victoria, with fans from all the states in Australia and a growing fan base internationally.

Christmas Catalog

It is always a delight to highlight some beautiful, striking and unique pieces for the Christmas Catalog. With so many appealing pieces it is hard to choose; so many worthy contenders — we will be definitely putting together a few more catalogs!

We hope you enjoy this hand picked selection, please click the image to find out more, enjoy!

Top 10 Picks for Mothers Day

My ideal Mothers Day is having breakfast in bed, followed by opening a handmade card by my little boy.  I love the enjoyment he gets with giving presents, although he much prefers to receive them!

Mothers Day is a lovely time to do something special with your Mum, and for my Mum it is having all of her kids and grandkids descending on the family home for a boisterous lunch.  I am yet to decide which Lobo Luxe treasure to give her, perhaps I should take the cue from my top ten!

There are lots of lovely pieces in store for your Mum, to send hints to your partner or children, or to buy for yourself.

I have put together my  top 10 of suggestions for Mother’s Day – hope you like my shortlist!  It was really hard to choose, but I have tried to put together a range that is classical, funky, vibrant, feminine and fun, a bit like our Mum’s, a bit like me!

By the way, I have also sent the top 10 ( via a wishlist through the store), to my husband, I wonder which piece I might get…

Happy Mothers Day!

My best wishes

Charmaine

Top Image clockwise from lower left: Wave Bangle by Felicity Peters, Leaf Lariat by Louise Douglas, Grace Leaf Necklace with Charm by Amy Renshaw, Queen of Hearts Rings by Flick Pope, Image Earrings with Red Sapphires by Caroline Bassett

Image Below: clockwise from lower left: Folded Form Earrings by Susan Frisch, Circle Inlay Pendant – Forever by Gillian Hillerud. Money Makes the World Go Round Heart by Shauna Mayben, Silver Haze Bangle and Silver Haze Bangle with Charms by Mary Ordorcic, Full Moon Ring with Diamonds by Rebecca Overmann

New in Store: New styles by Flick

At last for the Flick fans out there (I know there are many), please enjoy the new styles we have in store!

There are new bangles and ring styles, I hope you enjoy browsing the range.

If we don’t have your ring size, you can request a special order, just allow 3 weeks or so.

From lower left to right, Doo Dad Bangle, Queen of Hearts Ring with Crystal Quartz, You & Me Bangle, Postcards from the Heart RingSilver Princess Bangle and Queen of Hearts Ring with Jade.

From our newsletter: interview with Flick Pope

The Queen of Hearts

Living by the sea in the Mornington Peninsula (Victoria, Australia), and having a passion for life and love, is our featured designer, Flick Pope.  You can click this link, to see the range in store.

I first discovered Flick’s collection over 18 months ago and I was fortunate to meet her shortly after.

After browsing through Flick’s extensive catalog of work, I was struck by the freshness of her style, there is a strong sense of place, love, romance and humour in her jewellery, and I think this is why her work is so popular in her home town, and now through Lobo Luxe, her following grows!

Flick’s collection is embellished with pearls, hammered and scratched textures, little adornments called ‘doo dads‘ and highlights of fine silver and bronze.

We’ll soon be showcasing some new designs from Flick; watch out for two new rings (the Queen of Hearts & Postcard Rings) and some gorgeous, whimsical bangles.

Flick tells us about her inspiration for her collection:

LL: What led you to jewellery design?

Flick: I loved working with metal at high school and my imagination would go wild.  My father was the head of a foundry school and I spent time during school holidays exploring the foundry.  I loved seeing molten metal being poured into sand moulds and a metal object being the finished product.  It was a very industrial place to witness an incredible process and initially I wanted to be the first female molder to work in the foundry.  However, this led me to the more refined and intricate process of gold and silver smithing.

LL: What inspires / influences you?

Flick: Life.  I am a great observer , I love detail and looking at things.  I see constant change around me, in my family and life.  Whatever it is, it excites me to design a new piece.  When I have the feeling of excitement, I can’t wait to draw and see a new design come to life.  It may be a leaf I have collected, or stones that I have made into earrings, they look edible, so I have called them “eat me”, or even a book I have read like “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” by D H Lawrence, which inspired me to create a whole new range of work.

Many themes are very personal, but when the final design comes about there is a lightness, freshness and even some humour.

LL: Do you share your workspace?  How would you describe it – organised or organic?

Flick: The workspace is shared with my long time friend Leisa, who with her husband, built a mud brick studio about 30 years ago. She asked me to join her space and we have shared our ideas even collaborating on some pieces for the last 25 years.

Recently Julie, a painter, joined our studio and brought another quirky dimension to the space.

Morning tea has been known to “go on for a bit” as we discuss each of our own ideas and current pieces.

Caroline has been my assistant for the last 5 years.

The studio is quite well organized as Leisa has all her glass blowing equipment in one half, while my workbenches face the bush and surrounds.

There is a small kitchen and somewhat of a bush bathroom.  Comfort enough.

LL: What are your passions outside jewellery?

Flick: My Husband and children are my passion. We all enjoy a good wallow in the sea and a skip down the road.  Our garden gives me great pleasure, I have loved building it around our house, we have built together.

LL: What tips would you give on how to wear jewellery?

Flick: A piece should be something that becomes part of the person who is wearing it, being careful not to take over; every piece takes on the personality of the wearer.

Top Image – clockwise from left: Flick’s design drawings, Flick (seated) and Caroline (Assistant), Queen of Hearts Earrings, Flick outside of her shared Studio, Queen of Hearts Neckpiece, ‘Eat Me’ jewellery pieces.

Image Below – from bottom left:  Doo Dad Bangle, Postcard Necklace, Heart Signet Ring.

Thank You

Thank you to everyone for their positive feedback on the store, I am glad you like it!  Lots of comments have been made about the uniqueness and vibrancy of the jewellery, and the site design.  I would like to acknowledge the great effort of my web designers Clever Starfish, thank you very much.

Welcome

Lobo Luxe Goes Live!

If you’re looking for a piece of unique jewellery, something you won’t find in your usual haunts or being worn by at least  two other women you pass on the street or at your next major event or birthday party,  then you have come to the right place!

I understand, that your time is already stretched, or perhaps you live too far away to scour boutiques for quirky and eclectic jewellers, designers and artists.

The good news, I have done the hard work for you!

I have sourced many unique pieces from across the globe – necklaces, earrings, rings, bangles and brooches. There are even cuff links for the man in your life.

The collection encompasses gold, silver, diamonds and semi-precious stones, as well as funky resin and acrylic pieces.

From Australia I am proud to represent whimsical and romantic pieces from by Flick Pope of the Mornington Peninsula and embellished vibrant necklaces and bangles by Amy Renshaw of Melbourne. If you appreciate the cool pairing of  glass and sterling silver, you must venture to the delightful necklaces and earrings by Susan Frisch of Victoria.  From Sydney we boast a stylish and feminine range of pearls and resin pieces by Mary Odorcic while Perth’s Felicity Peters has a sublime collection of earrings, necklaces, bangles, brooches and rings.

Not to be outdone, artists from across the Tasman offer bewitching designs, from handmade necklaces and detailed patina pieces by Caroline Bassett of the Kapiti Coast of New Zealand, to richly detailed earrings, rings and necklaces from Louise Douglas of Nelson.

You will also find work from the U.S, from quirky offerings by Joli Jewelery from Brooklyn New York, the stylish minimalism embraced by Rebecca Overmann of San Francisco and  exotic pieces by Susan Fleming from Wyoming.  The diverse landscape of California sparks an inspiration all its own – among the finest, rich and vibrant designs by Robindira Unsworth and gorgeous adornments from Rings Eclectic, and Elyssa Bass of Georgia introduces an echo of old world luxury and charm in the shape of bangles with semi-precious stones.

North of the U.S,  I have handpicked a range from Canadian artists. It includes celestial inspired pieces by Jessie Turner from Vancouver, glass and silver, funky and vibrant pieces by Tank in Toronto and minimalistic to rich in detail works from Gillian Hillerud of Calgary.

Rounding up this stellar group of jewellers and metal-smiths is a talented delegation from the U.K.  Take a look at the whimsical and nostalgic postal and postcard range from Scotland’s Claire Hillerby and the organic leaf forms featured in necklaces and earrings by Tracy de Chevron Villette, and you can’t go passed the vibrant, quirky winged brooches by Melanie Tomlinson a veritable hot house/atrium full of butterflies, tiger moths, birds and flowers.

So… take a few minutes with your favourite brew to enjoy browsing our treasures. Allow us to help locate a special treat for yourself or a loved one.

I look forward to helping you locate a special piece that you can make your own which will accentuate whatever you are wearing.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on any aspect of our products or our web presence.  Please feel free to get in touch – you can reach me via the Contact page .

I hope this will be your first of many visits at Lobo Luxe.