This is one of the styles that YOU, our community, kept asking for. And we were happy to oblige as this little multi coloured necklace, and the photos now associated with it, have found a little special place in our heart - and here's why....
A year or so after I officially launched my business (circa 2012, and while nursing my first baby) I started experimenting with things I'd never done before, like photoshoots. A very small growing business has a VERY small budget (yeah...like $0), so I asked friends, and friends of friends if they could be my 'model'. I was after someone that had a gorgeous smile, but more importantly had a gorgeous personality that would shine through.
I spotted Jacinta on the netball court, she was a friend of my sister-in-laws...and she became our first EVER RO model. She'd NEVER modelled before, I'd NEVER 'directed' a shoot before. BUT, I knew her vibrant, bubbly personality matched with my enthusiasm and blind naivety would be able to tell the story of a girl that simply loved life and wasn't afraid to give things a go.
Oh yep, we made mistakes...lots of them, but we laughed...like seriously laughed. It was fun! We kept it simple. Jacinta went to the local makeup counter and a friend did her hair. My mum and my 4month old baby were right beside us while we found hedges and textured walls for us to shoot in front of. We didn't realise we needed to ask permission for the spaces we shot (oops)...we just apologised after. My gorgeous and very talented wedding photographer, Luisa, took the photos. She'd photographed thousands of people in the past, but never in a fashion context. But, I was totally ok with that because I wasn't wanting to be high fashion, or something that was unattainable. I wanted to tell the story of an ordinary girl, living an EXTRAORDINARY life.
Years have now past since our first ever photoshoot, but we still love using 'models' that have stories to tell. These days we have hair and make up artists that come on site, we have run sheets, use studios and I don't have babies to feed or chase after. Sometimes though...I find them stressful, I get caught up in the detail of making it all perfect and I forget the BIGGER PICTURE.
We're simply just telling a story. The story of a girl who wants to live a VIBRANT life.
Sometimes we're so fixated by getting to that perfection, that we forget what we are ACTUALLY trying to do and WHY we are doing it.
So my friends, this necklace is back for a limited time to remind us ALL to look past the sometimes stressful nitty gritty, and think about YOUR BIGGER PICTURE.
60 Day LOVE Guarantee
We just know you're going to love your new jewels, but if for any reason they are not quite right we will refund or exchange them within 60 days. Find out more about our 60 Day LOVE Guarantee here.
To qualify for a return:
- The item must not have been worn and must be returned in the same condition as originally sent – including swing tickets attached.
- You are responsible for return postage.
- No refund or exchange given on earrings unless faulty for hygiene reasons.
- All items to be returned must be packaged securely so the items are not damaged during transit.
- If return items are received damaged, we will not be able to process your return.
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Ruby Olive products have been designed and handmade by clever artisans. They are certainly very hardwearing but you still need to look after your new little treasures. You may notice small inconsistencies in colour and shape between styles but we consider this to be part of their unique beauty. It's recommended that you keep your Ruby Olive products clean and dry particularly if wood as water, perfume, hair spray and moisturiser can sometimes cause them to discolour and rub off onto other fabrics. To bring your jewellery back to life you can use a small dab of natural bees wax or polish to buff wood items and a vegetable based oil for resin items.
We use metal components which are nickel free and we support environmentally sustainable wood and shell products.
Our resin products are all hand poured and hand made by specialist artisans making each piece unique. Resin is a beautiful material that is smooth, light and very wearable. Resin is very hard wearing (unless dropped onto a hard surface such as concrete) and is able to be easily polished up to look almost brand new.
We aim to use sustainably sourced raw materials where possible and some of the raw materials we are proud to use in our designs include Coconut Shell, Recycled Floorboards and Recycled Wooden Builders Palettes.