May 26, 2015

Welsh Weekend: Suze Loves Welsh Hills Jewellery! & Discount + Giveaway



I love Welsh Hills Jewellery. Every design is inspired by something in the Welsh landscape. I like how Ann manages to translate the beauty of nature into a stunning piece of jewelry to wear.


The Welsh landscape is colorful and glorious and Ann manages to translate it into jewelry designs so well. Her pieces are all really special.


I love that Ann adds the photos in her jewelry listings, that way her customers know exactly which part of Wales has inspired her to make their piece. I think it's such a brilliant idea, it's something unique and different and the result is absolutely gorgeous.


Ann's jewelry is as versatile as the landscapes, I like that a lot.


I've asked Ann a few questions to find out more about her and her jewelry.

When/how did you get the idea to use the Welsh landscape as an inspiration to make jewellery?

I live in the Clwyd Valley in North Wales which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and it certainly deserved that accolade with its beautiful landscape. As well as my jewellery I love walking, photography and painting and the Offa’s Dyke Path and other local trails provide the perfect way to enjoy the views and take some lovely snaps. I cannot remember the day but I was sketching from one of the photographs when it evolved into a design for a necklace.


Where did you learn your craft?

I studied silversmithing for four years at Teeside University and until that point my jewellery designs had been separate from my photography but it now seems so natural to combine them.


Could you tell something about your jewellery making process?

 I spend a lot of time visiting different landscapes across North Wales some obvious like Snowdon, but also some lesser know places such as Lake Trywern, and then I hunt for the perfect gemstones, shape, size and colour that reflect the specific image.


What's your favourite place in Wales?

My favourite place is Moel Famau Hillfort in the summer when the heather is out is its full glory. There is a perfect walk from Loggerheads Country Park up to Jubilee Tower that meets the Offa’s Dyke Trail and it has been a wonderful inspiration for many different designs.


I love that Ann's jewelry has so much character. It's stylish and elegant. Her photos are amazing as well, they're a joy to look at.


Ann has both a Folksy and an Etsy shop.


On Folksy she offers free worldwide shipping which is fabulous.


Ann's prices are very reasonable, so even if you don't have a big budget you can already buy one of her pieces.


Ann has offered an amazing discount for the readers of my blog. If you purchase something from her on Folksy and you use the code WHJ2015 you get a 20% discount!


Check out this amazing store...


...and enjoy shopping!


One very lucky reader of my blog will receive a fantastic prize:


These blue moonstone silver earrings inspired by Lake Trywern will be for the winner of this giveaway. Good luck!

   I will contact the winner on twitter or via email. If I don't get a reply within 60 hours the prize will go to someone else. All of my giveaways are international.
 

49 comments:

  1. I love the colors of the stones, and that they match the environment.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  2. Beautiful colours, feel like summer!

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  3. These pieces are stunning, true works of art! And the use of the stones is genious... Love them all!

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  4. The items' uniqueness is amazing.

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  5. I think Sandra Drina Costa (above) has said it all! Genious!

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  6. i love how she got her inspirations and i think her pieces are really gorgeous

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  7. Beautiful jewelry. Do they ship to the USA?

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  8. Love the stones!
    The jewelry is absolutely stunning!

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  9. I love the colors and the shades!

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  10. Her pieces are beautiful and so original.

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  11. I really like the fact that every piece has a history and a place it takes inspiration from! Plus, the stones are beautiful!

    Carolina M on rafflecopter

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  12. the colours, the simplicity ... they are simply beautiful ... something you'd wear every day!

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  13. I love the simple, elegant and timeless beauty of each of her pieces

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  14. I love the use of silver and semi precious stones. Most of my own jewellery is of this type as its hypo-allergenic (I'm allergic to base metal), looks pretty and is affordable ;o) Rafflecopter entries are in my real name NIKKI HAYES

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  15. yes i like the inspiration concept

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  16. love the semi precious stones incorporated in the pieces - they are all beautiful

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  17. I absolutely love the stories and inspiration tied to each one.

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  18. I love how they capture nature in natural stone so beautifully just gorgeous

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  19. They are all beautiful and very original!

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  20. They are very unique

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  21. I love that each piece is stunning and unique. The colors of the stones are wonderful!

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  22. I love the colors of the moon stones! The pieces are beautiful and unique.

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  23. I LOVE the gorgeous stones she uses and how brilliantly they're cut. Pure beautifulness!

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  24. I love the unique and exotic flavour of her pieces xx

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  25. I love that there's an inspiration behind each piece! All so beautiful! :D

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  26. I love the ideas behind the pieces and the beautiful colours that come through in her jewellery!

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  27. I think these items are lovely and unique and their colors are very beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway! (Valentina B. -on the raffle)

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  28. Love how they represent nature!

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  29. I love the idea of capturing the beauty of Welsh landscapes in her jewelries.

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  30. I love her designs! Esp with opals!
    Mary Loki

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  31. Love how the designs are inspired by Welsh landscapes <3

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  32. I think every single one of her pieces is stunning!!

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  33. I love how every stone/piece is unique, different & beautiful.

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  34. I could spend hours looking at these items as the pieces are beautiful.

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  35. I like that inspiration is found in nature and historic buildings

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  36. I love the color combinations.

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  37. They are stunning pieces, beautiful colours - Alison O

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