Her work is stunning and truly for every woman. Her pieces are meant to be layered and worn for everyday and actually work with everything you have—contemporary, costume, vintage…Ina’s jewelry looks modern, laid-back, cool, dressed up, dressed down…these pieces work with everything. Ina gave me a necklace in June, that I haven’t taken off since she put it around my neck. I can swim wearing it. I can put on pearls. I can wear jeans or a dress—it works with everything. Our model for the gorgeous Vermont afternoon was…
Lindsay Sweet Gardner. She was so easy going and completely reflected the ease of wearing Ina’s jewelry. It was great for me just meeting Lindsay because it was easy to give direction and I also quickly knew that she had worked with other photographers. She was very very quick to take direction and knows how to move in front of the camera. We encountered some light problems late in the day and my battery ran out, but we got some beautiful Vermont shots on a stellar early September afternoon.
It was a great Vermont day indeed. I think Ina has some good shots to work with. Here are a few of my favorites.
I am just goofing around when I need to do so many other things. This is my creative expression for the day. I think it looks great on her. What a fashion icon she was. I am working on a lot of different pendant designs over the summer incorporating found objects and maybe even some sea glass. I will post images as I create.
I started playing with ways to make the cords for my pendants be a part of the piece. This doesn’t hit the mark, but it is the start of an idea that I want to play with. I like the idea of more of a lariat style. The scale is off. I’m not wild about the colors. It is too long. I would consider it a good experiment in what I DON’T want it to look like. Back to the drawing board. Oh, how I love process.
I guess a sketch is the same as a To-Do list. It is a suggestion that lends some power or credence to your day’s work. On my To-Do list is the need to work with more direction and attention. Too much time gets frittered away (sometimes frittering in on my list though) when I don’t map out my day. A long time ago someone told me that every day they write down the 5 ways they can make the most difference in their world or the world of those they love. This seems like a pretty good way to start the day. Even if 2 of the 5 things get done or even started— I call it a win.
This is some of the work completed today at Jane Frank’s class that I take with a few other inspired women on Monday mornings. The glass pendant was created with remarkable attention to detail. Martha, it turned out beautifully. The two rings were done by Anastasia and I think the design is really interesting. I want to steal this idea for my next jewelry project in class. I love the play of the industrial design with the more delicate piece on top—very Rock & Roll, Anastasia.
The copper pieces I created today to use as the center piece for my leather pendants. I can’t wait to incorporate them into my designs. The copper looks amazing on blue leather.