Highlights of 2013

Happy New Year! We are already in 2014… all the celebrations finished and everyone is back to work. Not that much of a difference for me though, as I’ve been working on the New Year’s Eve and on the New Year’s Day, but I absolutely love it and don’t even consider it to be work:)

So I thought before we dive into 2014 it’s a good time to reflect on some highlights of 2013…and what a year it’s been!

In January we moved from a very small studio to a slightly bigger one, which was outgrown in the next few months! We also kicked off the year with one of our statement bangles featured in a luxury Italian bridal magazine – White Sposa.

Jolita Jewellery statement bangle made with new and reclaimed components was featured in Italian luxury bridal magazine's White Sposa January issue 2013

In February our jewellery was used to style Irene from Major and appeared in their Love Me Boy video.

Irene from Major band in statement bangle made of new and reclaimed components by Jolita Jewellery Irene from Major band in Love Me Boy video, wearing Jolita Decadent statement bangle made of new and reclaimed components

In March Jolita Jewellery was featured in Elle Ukraine as one of the brands to watch for the upcoming season.

Jolita feature in Elle Ukraine April issue among other designers as a brand to watch this season

In April we had some of our pieces featured in Egyptian 7ayyam magazine.

Jolita Jewellery necklaces featured in Egyptian 7ayyam April issue

The same month also saw our necklace in Grazia Middle East
Grazia Middle East - April 2013 feature of Jolita Jewellery Bohemian style necklace with skulls. Made with a blue silk braid, amber colour crystals dipped in gold and embellished with skulls.

This was the month that we celebrated my brother’s birthday, who’s the talented designer behind Jolita pieces, hence most certainly deserves a separate mention!
A very happy birthday to Jolita Jewellery designer Algis, who creates all pieces 100% from scratch

In May one of our necklaces appeared in Italian Via Condotti magazine

Italian Magazine Via Condotti, Globetrotter article - shopping in world's capitals - featuring Jolita Jewellery's St.Tropez necklace featured for shopping in Doha, Qatar Beautiful Things Boutique

In June a new international magazine EXALT was launched, with Jolita necklace appearance on the cover of the magazine and a feature about our brand inside:)

Exalt Magazine Issue 1 Cover featuring Jolita Jewellery Malaga necklace Jolita Jewellery Interview in Exalt magazine Jolita Jewellery Interview in Exalt magazine

There was also a published shoot, featuring our pieces in Egyptian Enigma magazine:

Jolita Jewellery feature in Cairo's Enigma magazine June 2013 issue

This was also the month when we launched our Object Trouve collection, featuring up-cycled vintage plates.
This up-cycled vintage plate is from Jolita Jewellery's Object Trouve collection. It is decorated with contemporary images using floral motives, combined with our signatory skulls and distorted images of our jewellery. This up-cycled vintage plate is from Jolita Jewellery's Object Trouve collection. It is decorated with contemporary images using floral motives, combined with our signatory skulls and distorted images of our jewellery.

In July we had one of my favourite shoots, which was published in Kit Magazine.

Kit Magazine July issue - a model is wearing Jolita Jewellery's luxury Portofino statement necklace, made with a double silk braid in charcoal colour, embellished with a gold tone chain and an array of dipped in gold deconstructed citrine colour jewels Kit Magazine July issue - a model is wearing Hamptons statement necklace by Jolita Jewellery made with a beautiful chartreuse silk braid, mixing in a touch of cream and orange, with green and orange crystals.Kit Magazine July issue - a model is wearing Jolita Jewellery's Paris statement necklace, made with red crystals and a thick silk braid in cream and red.

August was one of the busiest months for us, we had so many orders that were working super hard whilst most of the world took summer holidays:) We also had our Alexandria necklace featured in Grazia UK:

Grazia UK Cover August 6 2013 A colourful Alexandria statement necklace by Jolita Jewellery on the cover of the magazine. This colourful statement necklace is made with orange silk braid, mixing in a touch of lavender blue. The braid is embellished with a row of small orange crystals, stitched to the top of the braid and a beautiful crystal necklace, hand-painted in yellow, green, red and blue. The crystals are dipped in gold for luxury rich finish.

In September I met Nisso – an amazing, wonderful, fantastic person who became not only a really good friend in everyday life, but also extremely important in Jolita Jewellery life. Nisso is super creative and talented hair and make up stylist, who’s got an amazing creative vision. He introduced me to a number of wonderful people, and thanks to him we had some amazing collaborations, which are sure to continue in 2014. None of the shoots and events without him would have been the same.

From recent fashion shoot - a model is getting her make-up retouched, for the next shot. Wearing Jolita Jewellery Naples necklace, made in a cream white silk braid and asymmetrical clear crystal necklace dipped in gold, with bigger stones hand-painted in soft pastels.

In October our brand was featured in Belorussian magazine ESH, which was extra exciting and important, because we have relatives out there and this feature was absolutely unexpected for us:

Jolita Jewellery feature in ESH Magazine Fall 2013 issue

In October we also had an amazing shoot with Nisso and Karen from Karen K boutique – a gorgeous designer, who creates the most amazing shoes and also models ! So having Karen modelling our pieces was super exiting and amazing:

Luxury shoe designer Karen from Karen K Boutique in Jolita Jewellery's Maldives Luxe statement necklace Luxury shoe designer Karen from Karen K Boutique in Jolita Jewellery's San Marino statement necklace

In November we had another shoot with a super fabulous designer who I met through Nisso – lovely Mahtab from Katayoon London. She creates some seriously amazing Haute Couture dresses and it was so great collaborating together, particularly that she loved our jewels:) and even more importantly – is an extremely wonderful person both inside and out.

The shoot we did together was published in a Traphic magazine from New York.

Traphic Magazine From a shoot for Traphic Magazine NY in crystal and skull earrings by Jolita Jewellery and beautiful couture dress by KatayoonLondon. Traphic Magazine NY - November 2013 issue - Three statement bangles by Jolita Jewellery made with new and reclaimed components featured in a shoot for KatayoonLondon. Traphic Magazine NY - November 2013 issue - Skull and tassels statement earrings by Jolita Jewellery featured in a shoot for KatayoonLondon. Traphic Magazine NY - November 2013 issue - colourful Madrid statement earrings and crimson braided cuff by Jolita Jewellery, styled as headpiece, featured in a shoot for KatayoonLondon. Traphic Magazine NY - November 2013 issue - colourful Madrid statement earrings and crimson braided cuff by Jolita Jewellery, styled as headpiece, featured in a shoot for KatayoonLondon. From a shoot for Traphic Magazine NY in hand-painted Tangier statement necklace by Jolita Jewellery and beautiful couture dress by KatayoonLondon. From a shoot for Traphic Magazine NY in crystal and silk St.Tropez statement necklace by Jolita Jewellery and beautiful couture dress by KatayoonLondon.

In December the lovely Mahtab invited me over to another shoot for her S/S14 Haute Couture collection and we had some amazing shots!

From a fashion shoot - in a beautiful Katayoon Haute Couture dress and Jolita Jewellery Antibes necklace and clear Debutante earrings From a fashion shoot - in a beautiful Katayoon Haute Couture dress and Jolita Jewellery's luxury Duchess statement earrings From a fashion shoot - in a beautiful Katayoon Haute Couture dress and Jolita Jewellery's blue Debutante earrings From a fashion shoot - in a beautiful Katayoon Haute Couture dress and Jolita Jewellery's green Debutante earringsFrom a fashion shoot - in a beautiful Katayoon Haute Couture dress and Jolita Jewellery's luxury Madrid statement earrings and Paris Luxe necklace in a black double collar silk braid and clear crystalsFrom a fashion shoot - in a beautiful Katayoon Haute Couture dress and Jolita Jewellery's luxury Madrid statement earrings From a fashion shoot - in a beautiful Katayoon Haute Couture dress and Jolita Jewellery's Socialite earrings with crystals and skulls, and St.Petersburg statement necklace in powder blue silk braid

In December we also had quite a few fabulous editorials coming out in various magazines with our pieces:

Neon Dreams editorial with Jolita Jewellery pieces published in FashizBlack magazine, November - December Issue 2013. A model is wearing Barcelona collar and Skull and Flower statement bangle by Jolita Jewellery. Neon Dreams editorial with Jolita Jewellery pieces published in FashizBlack magazine, November - December Issue 2013. A model is wearing colourful Ipanima clip-on earrings and Milan necklace by Jolita Jewellery. Coronation Of The Damned editorial published in December issue of Style Noir Magazine. The model is in wearing braided St.Petersburg statement necklace with blue silk braid and blue crystals by Jolita Jewellery Elegant Magazine, December 2013 - Dreamy Jewellery editorial featuring Jolita Jewellery. A model is wearing Beirut earrings and hand-painted luxury Tangier necklace, styled as a headpiece.

So these are some highlights of 2013 and I can’t wait to see what the 2014 will bring to us.

Wishing a fabulous New Year to everyone and would like to take this opportunity to thank You for your support. It wouldn’t be the same without You.

Jolita x

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