I just love everything about this first photo, the pose, the dramatic dress and the bright bouganvilla background…
Something equally beautiful is the new Cape Pendant Collection by Michael Chandler. The talented Michael has created a jewellery range based on traditional key plates (escutcheons). He was inspired by hours spent getting to know Antique Cape Furniture in the said department at Sotheby’s and Stephan Welz and decided to create a jewellery range based on the key-plates found on grand old pieces of Cape Furniture.
These escutcheons are smaller versions of the originals, made from brass and sterling silver and combine traditional hand-cut work with laser technology, handcrafted by Nina from inkheart. I love these unusual pendants and the fact that they hold a little piece of history. I can’t wait to get my hands on one! Plus they’ve just been featured at Christopher Strong’s Summer Collection at SA Fashion Week in Johannesburg, well done Michael!
One more thing, Michael happens to be a bit of jack of all trades when it comes to art, so apart from his fabulous new jewellery collection, he also makes the most gorgeous porcelain vases and busts, embroidered cushions and the list goes on. Pop over to his blog, Chandler House, to discover more!