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I love earthy jewelry design with interesting textures, shapes and materials. I think I am mostly originally inspired by a shape and it kind of makes its own path from there. I often use Garlan Chain as a finishing chain for my handmade hook and eye clasps. I particularly love their etched chain that is in the matte finishes and that can accommodate a hook clasp for adjustability. You can find my designs at www.yayjewelry.etsy.com
I am a frequent feature writer in both Belle Armoire Jewelry Magazine and Jewelry Affaire Magazine by Stampington & Company. My jewelry has also been featured in Lark Book's Showcase 500 Necklaces. I use Garlan Chains in many of my designs. In these necklaces, I use a base metal cable chain to compliment the etched brass metal and enameled book covers. The book cover is latched with a leather piece and finished with colored coptic stitching.
Wanderluxe is a craft jewelry collection created for chic drifters and modern dreamers. This piece is inspired by Indian Mandala art and Native American dreamcatchers. Each piece is hand embroidered in our Providence, RI studio. Great care is taken to keep all production and manufacturing local including the double curb chain from Garlan Chain to the back. www.wanderluxedesign.com
The Essentials Crosssbody is designed to mirror the layers of the modern woman. Made with supple, ultra-soft Italian lambskin, this bag is built with strong-yet-sleek American hardware. The interior is lined with luxurious linen featuring a hidden message in Morse code — because true beauty demands more than just a glance.
Designed for Belle Armoire Jewelry Magazines Spring Issue by Kristin Oppold from her Between the Lines Collection. You can find Kristin's blog here yayjewelry.blogspot.com outlining everything she made for the issue and the design process.