Wow how time flies! 14 years ago I met 4 ladies and we began a journey together. That journey did not stop after we became members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. It continues until this very day. I love these ladies and am truly grateful for their presence, support and love over the years.
Happy AKAversary Jamila, Varina, Kahlillah and Crystal!
Rebirth of Ivy!
In Atlanta we have street art installations which are cool but none of them come close to what artist Liesbett Bussche of Amsterdam is creating in her city. Larger than life jewelry installations! Now can you see why I am so jewelry obsessed?!? Jewelry can add character to anything!
Check out her pieces below!
Photo credit: www.LiesbetBussche.com
A co-worker has been teaching me the art of origami. Wanting to see how far this art form could go, I found two designers from Paris who are creating origami jewelry creations.
The designers, Clair and Arnaud were initially introduced to the Japanese art form from their friend Masayuki Muraki. Eventually they developed a collection of earrings using thread and paper. Silver and gold were not far behind, and they soon began producing the collections in Japan. Read more about Clair and Arnaud’s story here.
Both whimsical and delicate, you will find some of my favorites from their collections below.
You can purchase their designs here.
All Photos are courtesy of www.origamijewellery.com
After searching high and low for the perfect gift with no luck, a client came to me and we made it for her instead.
Here is how it all went down:
She was celebrating a belated Valentine’s day and wanted to get her boyfriend a great gift with significant personal meaning. Keeping her price point in mind, the piece needed to reflect his culture, his personality, and could be worn under clothes or displayed as he desired. She requested that I design a pendant of the Mayan God, Viracocha. Check out the inspiration behind the pendant and the final product below.