Posts Tagged ‘flower necklace’

Rue

Friday, May 6th, 2011

There is something to be said about Mother Nature’s ability to inspire different people on different levels. For us, nature’s warm weather incites the desire to shop. And who wouldn’t be provoked by the sunshine, especially considering that our showroom is just blocks away from stores like Opening Ceremony, Topshop, Bloomingdales… well you get the idea.

But for others, nature inspires on a deeper, more profound level.  Thus was the inspiration behind Rue: a collection of flora/fauna inspired jewelry. As a contemporary jewelry brand established in New York in 2007, the French-named brand translates to “street,” but also refers to the Ruta evergreen tree in English. Inspired by the designer’s passion for botany, horticulture, and Japanese Flora, Rue features delicately sculpted flower rings and pendants, bird necklaces and charms, and organically-shaped rings and necklaces.

Marina Callis

Friday, March 18th, 2011

We all know that beautiful fabrics and textiles are the foundations of a quality garment, but we rarely think of this medium as the groundwork for jewelry.  Enter Marina Callis, and her collection of artfully assembled textile accessories.  Callis uses various fabrics and ribbons to create headbands, necklaces, bracelets, rings, pins and other pieces that remind us of intricate origami sculptures. According to Callis, who launched her line in 2000, “the objective of each creation is to transgress the limit between accessory and cloth.”  There is such transgression, in fact, that some of her pieces have ended up in museums, such as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.