Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Just a Glimpse - New for Winter

Here's a first look at some of the new, frost-inspired jewelry pieces I'm working on for winter. Hopefully, these will be in my Etsy shop by Nov. 1 (which is coming up fast)!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Retirement of Some Old Favourites

In order to make room for fresh colors and designs, some older bangle sets and necklaces will be having their final hurrah! That means that once they are gone . . . they are gone! I wanted to make sure that there was one last chance to snag these pieces before the holidays.

Here are the latest cuts:

  • Turkish Delight Bangles

  • Candied Fig Bangles

  • East Indies - Calcutta Bangles

  • East Indies - Sumatra Bangles

  • East Indies - Tibet Bangles
  • Rust Fleurette

  • Sugar Fleurette

  • Saffron Fleurette

    • I'm making sure that there is at least one of each of these items on both my Etsy and 1000 Markets shops - but don't miss out! If you've had your eye on some enameled goodies that happen to be on this list . . . my only advice to you is carpe diem!

      Some new pieces of arm candy will be taking the place of the past favourites - not to mention a few more necklaces and earring sets. An entire collection of pieces inspired by frost will be offered in my Etsy shop starting Nov. 1st! All of this new line of work is enameled in trendy palette of greys, nudes and white - with lots and lots of creamy, luminous pearl accents.

      (I think a few sneak peaks are in order, since I am very excited about these new lovelies.) More to come!

      Thursday, October 1, 2009

      Artist Collaboration with Unabashed Apparel!

      Poor, neglected blog! Here's a post that should reflect how I've been spending my time (because it's probably too clear that those extra hours haven't been devoted to writing on here)! Just in time for Autumn, I was invited to create some new bangles to pair with a line of Fall fashions from Unabashed Apparel.

      Circe Crossover Top shown in Quill paired with Nimbus Skirt shown in Heron / Citron Spice Bangle Set

      Sarahbeth Larrimore is the creative, color addict responsible for designing a collection of clothing that is saturated with rich tones and sumptious details. Her designs are certainly inventive - and not without a bit of bohemian flare - but still give a nod to the classic lines and forms that make each piece feel timeless.

      Circe Crossover Top shown in Smoke / Ribbon Candy Bangle Set

      The images of this Autumn line are laced with a gilded type of Gothic beauty - and a haunting touch of mystery. So perfectly suited for the time of year and my personal favorite of all the holidays: Hallowe'en! When described to me, Sarahbeth summed up her vision as:

      "The general theme is a very magical - rich, saturated colored affair. I'm thinking some deep ink bottle green, midnight blue, orchid, raspberry, pumpkin - and some steel blue/grey with a bit of gilt for golden measure."

      Lyra Top shown in Ink

      Steel City Bangle Set

      Cobblestone Pullover shown in Quill / Emerald Bangle Set

      I met this marvelous artisan through Etsy, where I got my first sampling of her work: a lovely raspberry colored layering top with lacey accents. That top has such a supple, delicious feel against the skin - it has made it's way into some of the photos of my other jewelry.

      Making these bracelet sets to pair with Unabashed Apparel's Fall clothing has been such an enjoyable and inspiring project. Please take a look at our hard work - and share your thoughts here!