Behind the Jewels: Hanoi Necklace

Posted on October 1, 2014

When, in the depths of the winter of 2014, the Athropologie catalog arrived on my doorstep, I wanted to be anywhere but Maine. The colors! The textures! The vibrant life of Vietnam! I loved it all. (see their lookbook video here) What better way to put dreams into reality (and by reality, I mean, something tactile that I can create by hand) than by making a piece of jewelry with the colors I adored. I love that the Hanoi necklace not only incorporates the brights of Vietnam but also is reminiscent of the soft cornflower blue of Edinburgh’s streets and the smooth green on a vintage VW van.
Hanoi Necklace, Behind the Jewels / Coveting Color

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Blue

Posted on June 25, 2014

It is finally, dare I say it, summertime in Maine. Sweaters are only needed in the cool evening (such is the Maine way) and all colors are coming up BLUE.  Last weekend at the beach, I even saw some turquoise seas and it felt like we were in the Caribbean….almost. Personalities are anything but blue since we’ve been waiting for this warm weather for F-O-R-E-V-E-R, but color wise, my mind is just obsessed with blue. So today, lets draw some inspiration from blue, in particular, ocean blue. Is there any better kind?