Sunday, December 6, 2009

Belle Noir

The weather has suddenly turned much colder in my part of the country. My husband and I have been enjoying hot cocoa, fuzzy slippers, and the warm glow of Christmas lights. Somehow my state of mind always seems to make its way into my designs,  and true to form, the cloudy days and cold nights have turned my creative eye to gunmetal and jewel tones.

Raven - I am so attracted to the sleek smooth look of gunmetal. It's rich, refined, and understated all at once. I stumbled across this acrylic black rose while shopping for supplies the other day. I wasn't convinced I really wanted it until I glanced down into my basket and saw it lying next to this gorgeous gunmetal feather. Happy creative accidents are my favorite!

Intrigued? See more of Raven here

Sienna - Estate style jewelry is a rising trend that has really started to resonate with me recently. I love the opulent feel of the oversized jewels that characterize this trend - even if they're just faceted glass like this one. My favorite thing about this necklace is the juxtaposition of the rich amber against the cool gunmetal, but I also love the modern twist that the thicker chain adds. Such a lovely piece!

Meet Sienna here

Valentina - The inspiration for the construction of this piece came to me once again in the middle of the night. I knew I wanted to use this unique gunmetal filigree stamping with this gorgeous purple jewel, but I couldn't quite figure out how to make it all come together. Suddenly the image just appeared right in front of my eyes. Three chains on each side stretching up to one point with another touch of purple. After a lot of tweaking and tinkering to get the lengths right, the result was a breathtaking and avante garde piece that I really can't take my eyes off of.

 Meet Valentina here

If this little trip to the darker side lasts, I foresee many more mysterious pieces to come!

♥ Elizabeth


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