STRUT—part I

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Here are some images from last night’s STRUT fashion show in Burlington, Vermont.  These are the more candid shots of getting ready and going through rehearsal.  We had such a great day and hanging out together was really fun.  Thank you to all who helped make the show happen.  I won’t name you all, there are too many of you who supported Elizabeth and I produce our collection.  You know who you are.  Many thanks.

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The devil is in the details…

now that all of the pieces are created.  It’s time to look for subtle threads (literally & figuratively) that unite the collection. I love this part almost as much as pizza & champagne when we’re all done. I really like that part.  Elizabeth Bunsen’s dyed fabric, my work in scrap leather and photography and Jane Frank’s jewelry is telling a story just as we had hoped from the beginning.  Storytelling through this collaborative work is maybe the best part of the whole shootin’ match in my estimation.

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The details are details. They make the product.

The connections, the connections, the connections. It will in the end be these details that give the product its life.

                        —Charles Eames

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Jane Frank’s Jewelry Class

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.

Here is the link to Jane’s website. http://www.alchemyjewelryarts.com/jane-frank.html