Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Jet of the Day - Wearable by Design


Jewelry is an intuitive thing.  It speaks to us.  It speaks for us.  That’s why, as jewelry designers, we are driven to create and adorn ourselves with unique, wearable art.  In our modern, consumable world, we crave individuality and communication.  Mass produced baubles cannot telegraph our nuanced thoughts and our complex identities.
Chain Reaction Industrial Gears Necklace

Is it small bouquets of flowers?  On closer inspection, it’s gears.  A trio of gears that work rhythmically and in concert.  How uniquely feminine -- exposing the beauty that exists within the inner workings of our lives.  The statement is clear: beauty; strength; facilitation; conciliation; control.  (Sleeveless tank top, slacks; heels) 


Silver and Square, Pink Topaz Faceted Ring
Clearly, strongly pink, this ring doesn’t do androgynous, the message is reenforced with the delicate scrollwork on the band.  It says of the wearer “I’m a girl.”  No matter the age or the responsibilities, the approach will be decidedly feminine.  (Cashmere) 


Blue Sapphire and Silver Classic Petite Pendant Necklace
Effortless and easy is how this necklace reads.  No bold pronouncements.  Just everyday casual elegance -- an after the holidays, when you’re ready to quietly be yourself again kind of statement.  The tiny, intensely blue sapphire communicates that private spark at your core which remains, recharging. (Jeans and a sweater)



Unconventional.  Three silver rings, the center ring sporting a thick copper cladding, are as unexpected as they are beautiful.  They buck the system and go their own way, but they retain their female aesthetic.  No need for recharging or introspection here.  This is an action piece.  (Man’s white shirt, boots)


Silver Oak Leaves Necklace

Communing with nature, without getting dirt under your nails.  This necklace begs to be worn when the the air gets crisp and the light comes in, just at an angle that says summer is definitely over.  We sense these rhythms strongly and feel the urge to layer ourselves in the colors and symbols of autumn.  (leather and wool 


We’re not static, we have many roles and moods.  No one piece of jewelry can communicate just how complex our lives can be.  Owning (or creating) a variety of pieces that speak to our many facets can say, at a glance, who we are, in this moment.

Thank you for reading, Jennifer


 

13 comments :

TheSilverBear said...

Brilliant blog, Jenn, & your photos are superb!

capitalcitycrafts said...

Just wonderful to peek into the thoughts behind the designs, thanks for sharing!

Bob J24-7 said...

Beautiful jewelry ... just gorgeous!

Tracy said...

Fantastic! Stunning jewelry and I love the thoughtfulness of your designs.

SendingLoveGallery said...

nicely done! love your jewelry~

nancy's crystal fantasies jewelry said...

Beautifully done blog! Nice to read about your inspirations, thoughts, and ideas for your lovely pieces.

O V Gillies said...

Amazing jewellery creations & a wonderful article! Thanks for sharing Jen!

WanderingJewel said...

Great post Jen!
Lovely jewelry

MadeByTammy said...

So True!
Great post! Amazing jewelry!

Beadsme said...

Every creation is a work of art.

Dee Dubbah Yew said...

Thanks Jenn for a good read. Love the wardrobe suggestions.

Lori Taggart said...

Wonderful post!

Erika Price said...

Thank you so much for a brilliant article, Jenn - and a great read too! As you know, I LOVE your jewelry as well!!!!