Stackable Rings and Multiple Rings a trend to sink your fingers into!

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     There are jewelry trends that are just plain classic, some that are split second fads, and then there are some that are super fun and you wonder why they ever disappeared…. “cough, cough”…. Stackable Rings!

It is so much fun and it doesn’t have to cost you a ton of money either.  For example on http://www.karencurtis.com we have stackable rings for $20 and $25.  Of course there is no limit to what you can spend but for a couple hundred bucks you can have a vast assortment of rings that you can mix and match, having countless combinations for the year.

I am going to go ahead and say there are very little limitations on what you can stack together.  Mixing metals, crystal and precious stones, lucite and traditional gold or silver…. all of these are fine.  This is a great opportunity to piece together some smaller items by your favorite designers and as long as you like all the rings you are wearing, then it will look beautiful on you.

Remember that the key to stacking is to have fun with it and change it up whenever you want!

What Celebs have jumped on board with the multiple ring thing you ask? Let see who is having more fun then everyone else accessorizing with stackable rings!

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OK, So when I originally wrote this article  I threw in a picture of Miley Cyrus prior to the whole VMA public image disaster but lets keep her in here and remember what she looked like without a foam finger and before twerking with robin thicke! #Hannah Montana

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     If you are looking for a starting point for gathering cool rings you can always go to my website but here is a list of some of my favorite rings and links to the people in my industry that I think deserve lots of success pretty much because they rock at what they do!

1) Wendy Brandes –  Cool designs in different metals and precious stones http://wendybrandes.com/store/categories.php?category=Category/Rings

2) Michael Alexander – Always loved his creations. We have exhibited together at various shows and he definitely is a uniquist! http://www.michaelalexander.com/#!portfolio/vstc30=rings

3) David Yurman – Classic designs but great use of precious stones with elegant metal smithing http://www.davidyurman.com/shoponline/subcategory.aspx?folderId=/women/rings

Stack On!

Jewelry Design part 2

     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!!!!!!!!