February 2012 – Diamond
Frame Necklace in Fashion with FQ
January 2012 – Diamond Frame Necklace in NZ Herald’s Viva
Like many other New Zealand designers, the retail recession and pressure of overseas imports has taken its toll. For this reason, I have retrained in leatherwork and am closing down the jewellery. Since last season, I have started selling out Just Gorgeous jewellery at clearance prices. I have many beautiful pieces in stock and have reduced my prices for a final clearance. It's such a shame as Just Gorgeous ladies continue to tell me that they receive lots of complements when they wear Just Gorgeous jewellery. Customers say where they have given one of my pieces as a gift, the lady receiving it has been absolutely delighted.
Stocks are now becoming limited, but I do hope you are able to find your favourite piece at a special price.
There are very few leather workers in New Zealand. Low quality, leather pieces are mass produced overseas and sold in shopping mall kiosks and chain stores. They can have a "genuine leather" label on them, but only require a 10% leather content to be able to claim this. In 2014 I travelled overseas to learn some of the skills of leatherwork. Pattern making, cutting, dying, lining, hand stitching, designing, stamping, carving etc.. It's an exacting art with leather being expensive. I source distinctive, quality leather and apply my design skills to hand make unique quality pieces here in New Zealand.
I was a corporate marketing manager before I moved to Hunua. I used portfolios, diaries, travel wallets and other "tools" daily to organise my work life. I couldn't find these pieces in quality leather, and what was available was black, masculine or looked like a conference "giveaway". Nothing's changed since then.
I've designed Just Gorgeous' WorkStyle Leather. I hand make these pieces to order in a range of quality, limited edition leather, that are stylishly feminine, yet sophisticated and corporate.My custom made WorkStyle leather pieces have an added touch of class with personalised nameplates. These genuine leather pieces are corporate classics for use year after year.
Sparrowhawk Leather for Men
Thank you for your support. Best, Fiona