We’re doing a really cool event this Wednesday at James Free Jewelers to showcase all the hottest summer trends. Some of their jewelry designers are coming into town for the event, so you will not only get to see the styles but you can also meet the makers!
I also brought J Lee Rabiner with Doncaster Fashionistas, a private label clothier, into this event to dress models in the latest clothing fashions. My friends over at Tuscany Spa.Salon agreed to provide the hair and makeup on the models, and will feature this summer’s freshest hair/makeup trends as well.
James Free is doing 25% off nine featured designers, for four hours only (4-8pm) this Wednesday! I hope you’ll join me at this tres trendy event! It’ll be at the James Free Jewelers in Old Montgomery (9555 Main Street).
To rev up for the event, I got to interview one of the jewelry designers who will be featured at the event, Barbara Westwood. Enjoy this Q&A about her wearable art.
Tell me about your new collections for this Summer.
My collections are: Doors and Windows, Water, Clouds, Sky, Love and Horizons.
For “Doors and Windows”: Jewelry is a perfect metaphor. What it represents cannot be seen or heard; yet it can be felt. What it means is only known to the wearer. It can be a reminder or a marker for transformations, beginnings, endings, realizations, direction, and decisions. Doors and Windows is a symbol for any of the portals of life
I’m introducing a new collection: “Horizons”
With each new edition in the one of a kind collections I am reminded of how jewelry can transform even the quietest of memories and experiences.
One day at the beach I looked out over the horizon and found complete calm as I viewed this commom, yet magical line we all see. I asked how is it that this line merging earth and sky could evoke this feeling of contentment and peace.
This is the kind of mystery and magic that inspires me to create. This effortless feeling is what I wanted to capture in this collection. Knowing that no words can really touch this, I brought forth this idea of calm by introducing a dividing line of diamonds between two different stones. Although this is a metaphor I needed my own reminder that peace of mind is experienced within, and am happy to share this idea, as thought to form, with you my wonderful Collectors.
What are some big colors you’re working with for Summer?
Turquoise has been the most important color and gemstone I am working with this season. Everyone just loves the color.
Be on the lookout for a new collection I have called “The Sedona Collection” using turquoise and Mexican Cuprite agate.