Sophie Harley Collaborates On New 'Bonne Chance' Collection.

 

 

UK Jewellery Designer of the Year 2013. Sophie Harley embarks on a journey of mystical proportions with her brand new in-house collaboration with Ukranian born, London based jewellery, designer Natasha Salkey.



The Bonne Chance collection of earrings, pendants, bracelets and chokers fuses the elegance and fun of vintage playing cards with the powerful symbolism represented by the Heart, Spade, Diamond and Club motifs.

 

Natasha's creative narrative, integrating history and romaticism compliments Sophie's artistic vision of the mystical.

 

Each card suit is imbued with masculine and feminine symbols including the four seasons. Inspiration for this sumptious collection draws on Natasha's childhood memories of playing cards on the shores of the Black Sea, fortune telling and her fascination with the mystic powers connected to card iconography.

Victoria & Albert Museum "Inspired By..." Competition

 

In May/June 2008 a piece of my jewellery was displayed at London's Victoria & Albert Musuem.

I was priveleged to be chosen from several hundred entries across different media.

 

My piece, "Dream Catcher" a shawl-collar-necklace, had been specifically created for the "Inspired by..." competition whilst I was studying jewellery design at Kensington & Chelsea college.

 

Later on my "Dream Catcher" along with a few other pieces from my "Sensual" collection were bought by the international Rock Chick/actress, Courtney Love Cobain.

 

Ukrainian Connection

 

Having maintained a strong connection with my Ukranian roots my jewellery is now gracing the Kiev celebrity scene, worn by the likes of Nadezhda Meiher, a singer who found success with a girl band VIA Gra and Marysya Gorobets, a TV producer/presenter and one of the leading figures from the Ukranian fashion scene.

 

Grill Do Brasil Comission

 

In 2013 Grill do Brasil, a Brazilian steak-house in Kiev, commissioned me to create my first non-precious collection for their restaurant. This collection consists of a selection of fun keyrings, pins and bracelets that restaurant staff wear with joy and the regulars can take home as souvenirs.
I continue to develop seasonal collections for Grill do Brasil and my work is on permanent display at the restaurant.

Evening Standard, Valentine's Special

 

My "Love" necklace was included in the Evening Standard Valentine's gift guide sitting proudly next to Sir Paul Smith's cufflinks and Theo Fennel's Ruby Red kiss pendent.

 

‘The Player International’

 

My playing card inspired pieces were featured in "The Player International" Christmas gift list. The player bookazine is the worldwide recognised forum for members to source services and product of the highest calibre.

 

Bust Magazine

 

Bee and Honey Comb necklace got featured in the US