Being the perennial bookworm, I am pleased to announce that I will be on the waiting list of this book, soon to be out in March 2010. What’s more exciting than ordering a fab book over the internet first thing on a Monday morning?
The blurb as seen on Coolhunting:
An in-depth exploration of jewelry design, “Fashion Jewellery: Catwalk and Couture” focuses on the designers and their working methods for creating distinct accessories for fashion shows and personal collections alike.
Author Maia Adams—a contributing writer for publications such as Vogue, Elle and Wallpaper—highlights 33 designers in all. Each gets their own chapter packed with an informative biography, insightful quotes, and a photo spread of their jewelry and sketches. While the styles and materials run the gamut, Adams chose each highly-skilled designer for their particular impact on the fashion industry and overall influence on 21st century fashion.
So. With recent purchases of some freshwater pearl strands I started looking around for inspiration but the one image that most clung to mind was the opera length strand that Carrie was wearing in the first SATC movie. Couldn’t find any good images of it on the net except this soulful one of her looking at her mac, but the image of her below with the awesome strands draping across the chest really sets my imagination on fire.
Biting into the juiciest watermelon on this balmy hot evening, I am celebrating the finish of a fun piece commissioned by a friend. She had an old five-strand twisted watermelon pink coral necklace and wanted something contemporary and fun made out of it. For those of you who know my work, I have never used pink before~ However, it had been a fun project and the result is this adorable long necklace.
It has a sterling silver cut-out shape of an oriental cloud in a brushed finish, with freshwater pearls around the neck, and the watermelon-pink coral strands hang as a curtain of beads which swish down the front of the wearer.
Perfect for dressing up when going to a girly afternoon tea with your best mates! 😀