Great week of designing jewelry. Karen and I stuck to 1 color combination all week-long, creating earrings, bracelets, and necklaces that all matched in color, but design-wise were slightly different. I believe its important to have these differences, they make it more interesting when paired together. Lets be honest, it’s the shine and the sparkle that attracts someone to look at what you are wearing. And when they do the fascination comes from the colors and shapes that are paired together, Whether it is diamonds and rubies, or like we are using Swarovski crystal, the elegance and the craftsmanship come from thought-out placement of the individual elements. After the actual colors choice of a piece, this would be the second most important aspect for designing a sophisticated piece of jewelry! The following image is a brand new charm bracelet that can better explain what I am describing. It is also a quick sneak peek of our spring 2012 and what’s to come this year from Karen Curtis!!!
The collection is meant to be dominated by the gold, honey, and amber colors that were selected, so here we brought in large transparent beads to stick out in the design of the bracelet. It sort of sets the tone for the overall look of the piece. Next we add in smaller beads to incorporate all of the colors. Notice the stack of two oval red beads which break up the cone-shaped grey, amber, and olive beads. Using our stacking method, and the pearl on the opposite side of the bracelet we add texture, different surfaces to each bead give us the opportunity to diversify the pattern. The entire bracelet is wire-wrapped, the metal is continuously woven into the next segment of metal. Wire-wrapping is difficult but is a beautiful way of assembling certain pieces of our collections.
This collection would look stunning with an any outfit that incorporates tan, grey, or other neutral colors. This could also be a beautiful and fun addition to summer-time carefree outfit with the dangling Swarovski crystals catching sunlight as you stroll down the beach. We look forward to showcasing this collection at this years holiday fair in grand central terminal! Enjoy your week, stay tuned for another weekly blog!!!!!!!!