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  • Holiday Collections 2012

    Published Nov 03 2012 in My Story, New Collections

     

    I always like to make a little Holiday collection every year.  It’s my way of adding some decadence to my current designs.  

    In between all of my jobs as a mom, wife and business person my head is always spinning with jewelry ideas.  I’ve been known to take my sketch pad everywhere I go just so that I can jot down an idea, which eventually grows into a concept for a design.  There have been so many designs in my head for my Holiday Collection this year that I have come up with three styles:  Swarovski Crystal Collection,  Spike Collection and my Ombre Effect Collection.  

    My favourite Holiday Collection is my Ombre Effect.  I learned this summer from metal clay artist Hadar Jacobsen how to emulate the ombre effect with bronze and copper (an amazing process), and thought that I could transfer this look to the luxurious fine silver beads and Swarovski crystals.  A gradual transition from fine silver (99.9% silver) faceted beads to the swarovski crystals emulates the ombre effect in an elegant way.  The necklace can be worn long, doubled and short, or as a wrap bracelet with the pendant off.  The fine silver diamond pendant and perfect circular Swarovski crystal reflects my current aRt DeCo Collection.   A double wrap bracelet with the ombre effect and the silver diamond pendant is a perfect match.  The earrings complete the look.  I love how it turned out.  

    Enjoy the season with a little sparkle and shine with my new Holiday Collections!


     


  • Dear Hadar Jacobsen:

    Published Nov 03 2012 in My Story

     

    It was an honour to learn over the course of 4 days the art of metal clay through the eyes of an artist.  You have opened my eyes and taught me skills in mixing patterns of different metals to a higher level.  The art of Mokume Gane came alive with your techniques and inspired all of us to create outside of our boxes.  You are a woman of exceptional talent; I am humbled by your humility and unlimited knowledge. Over 4 days I was inspired by my fellow artisans who all came from different backgrounds of metalworking, glass working and jewelry making.  I am a speck in a sea of endless talent and beautiful women (and one token male) who want to learn, share knowledge and just do what they love to do...make some jewelry one piece at a time.  What a refreshing outlook on artisan made jewelry in a world of mass production.  


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