Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Amethyst Angel

The name of my new gorgeous phone cover made by my friend Delighted Angel

I gave her the idea for the design and she created something amazing. I wanted a phone cover that looked as if it had been mined from a crystal cave, to look like it was made of amethyst...

And here's the result:

Photos are all my own
Isn't is just gorgeous! How nice does it look sparkling in the sunlight.

If you would like your own sparkly accessories please go to Delighted Angel and tell her Arayha's Boutique sent you!

Delighted Angel:


Friday, 18 January 2013

We Have An Etsy Shop

Yes you read that right. We now have an Etsy shop and here it is:

We currently have two items available to purchase, with more to be added this weekend. So keep checking back to see all the lovely new things.

We have:

Pearl Rain headband, click HERE


Cosy beaded beanie, click HERE

Thanks for taking a look, keep checking back for more items and have a great weekend.


Sunday, 13 January 2013

Pearl Rain And A Little Vintage

Lots of news:
  • New range - first item    
  • Our new vintage section 
  • Stall news                        
  • New competitions           
In our last post we talked about some of the inspirations for our new collections. The first item from our 'Spring Showers' range is now available to purchase. It is a beautiful electric blue elastic headband with a white cloud featuring pearl 'rain' beads.

Pearl Rain
Available to purchase now from our Etsy shop.

Next, we have added a new vintage album to our Facebook page. Here we will feature real vintage finds that will be available to purchase. Our first addition was a pair of mismatched vintage decorative cufflinks. If you really like any of the vintage pieces and we haven't already priced them, then you can make us an offer.


Aren't they a gem of a find!

We have also located a rather special artisan market in Manchester and we're trying to get ourselves a stall there. We will post more information about the market after we've had a visit and taken lots of lovely pictures. Keep checking back for updates about our stalls at this and other craft fairs.
Lastly, we've decided to hold monthly 'Win It' competitions on our Facebook page where you can win an original Arayha's Boutique item every month by doing things such as sharing our posts. Each month's competition will be a little different. Don't forget to like our page and add us to your interests so you never miss a chance to win a prize.
 ♥ We're also having a giveaway when we reach 200 page likes

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Upcoming Ranges: S/S 2013

Here's a secret sneak peek into the inspiration for our upcoming S/S 2013 ranges at Arayha's Boutique...


Spring in England is traditionally rainy (as is most of the year) and we have many 'Spring Showers', not to mention early morning dew caught on spider webs. Beautiful.

(Image: Pinterest)

(Image: Pinterest)

(Image: Pinterest)

It's inspiring some rather sparkly pieces here. I can't wait to get my hands on some 'rain' and make these gorgeous items to show you.

What's your favourite thing about spring weather, or spring in general?


Does anyone else have a bad case of wanderlust?

♥ Daydreaming of sunshine, travels, camping under the stars and beachy shores ♥

(Image: Pinterest)

(Image: Pinterest)

(Image: Pinterest)

That settles it, we're designing a 'wanderlust' summer range full of items that make you want to travel, remind you of traveling, look beautiful and inspire beautiful daydreams!


If you're not already yearning to travel or dancing in the rain, you will be when you see our new ranges. 
2013 will be a year of inspiration.  


Monday, 7 January 2013

My Attempt At Bokeh

I read that this was easy to do and I suppose it is but you really do need a manual focusing lens. I only had an automatic and it was very hard for me to achieve the bokeh effect. 

 Here is a great example of what the bokeh effect should look like, seen here in a heart shape:

(Image: The Photo Guide)
The site where the above image is from also has a great tutorial detailing how to achieve this effect 

Here are my results:


This was my best result

A circle of  'hearts'

Closer to birds than hearts

I tried to create a heart shape but you can create all sorts of shapes including stars, circles, squares, musical notes... I even saw one with the apple logo.

I think I will be getting a proper lens for my camera so next time it will be easier and I can go bokeh crazy whenever I'm near fairy lights!

Have you ever tired bokeh? If not, why not give it a go and create some stunning photographs.


Thursday, 3 January 2013

New Products On Their Way

A new year, a new start and a whole lot of new products for you from Arayha's Boutique.

We have reviews on their way, beautiful accessories, clothing and the Lushie Plushies will be back!

A purple theme seems to be developing and some gorgeous summer worthy pieces are being created. So what if it's still chilly outside and warm sunny days seem far away, keep an eye on our Facebook page for some pieces that will bring a little bit of sunshine into your world and a big smile to your face.

Have a wonderful day daydreaming of the summer warmth and strolls on the beach.


Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ArayhasBoutique