2.06.2012

Jewel Box Inspirations

Here's a little secret for ya...A vast majority of my inspirations for interiors, accessories, and custom designs come from my jewelry box and the archives of vintage and estate baubles and period gems. Why? Well I've always had an obsession a thing for a really good statement piece- especially a really good vintage one-of-a-kind-knock-out-show-stopper. I have a fine appreciation for the intricate detailing, painstakingly thoughtful craftsmanship, and rare compositions of such rarities so I am always on the lookout for the biggest, brightest, boldest, most audaciously original pieces I can find- the more "out there" the better. Not only does this polish off my wardrobe (wink, wink) but provides trays and trays of inspirations, color stories, and details to pull from in my designs. The easiest way to stir conversation and to create an effortlessly glamorous center of attention whether in your wardrobe or your room is to throw in a wow-factor beauty like these {you know the old, "oh, this old thing......" calculated move......check mate}. Take a look see:
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You can't get any more dramatic, daring, and distinctive than one of these theatrical accessories. Whether you pull from the color composition of the stones, the artistic arrangement of the setting, the metallic make, the overall "look" or "theme," or a small fragment of the hand engraved detailing, expanding your inspirations to different areas (in my case, jewelry) enables you to expand your vision and to actually see and appreciate fine craftsmanship and artistry from every angle and consideration. Open your eyes. Look. See. Take it in. Absorb. Examine. Understand. Ponder. Hold it in your hand. Turn it to different angles. Let it catch the light. Understand the mechanics- the composition. Engage your mind not just your eyes. Pick up your pen and sketchbook.....now, what have you come up with?

What's in your jewelry box? What inspires you?

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