News-trilogy on the state of affairs – part 2 – the wrap up

To make sure that I do my trilogy in the third month…..pressing on…

I was facing two real challenges at the beginning of 2012, when the Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark)museum shop agreed to exhibit my jewellery in their glass display case in the foyer of the museum.

One of the challenges was putting together a display fit for the surroundings, and the other was to finally (after many ideas, and trials) settle on a solution for the packaging that complimented my upcycled jewellery.


Ta-da!

Photo:  David Rivett

more on the story of that challenging task.

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Unlock your Happy New Year

As part of my Positive Vibrations collection, 5 keys for you.

Keys to a happy life, keys to success, keys (which I call solutions to problems).  Keys to unlock whatever you like.

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Throwbacks – ad agencies and airlines

We seem to be surrounded by flashbacks, throwbacks from our childhood  (at least MINE).  I so enjoy a good few episodes of Mad Men.

Then for the first time, I watched an episode of PAN AM on TV last night and was taken right back to when I was 6 years old!

So you can imagine how glad I am that in my latest collection of CLAIRELY upcycled jewellery – STEPPIN’ OUT – I have a piece,  I call CTM –  it’s so …… right here and now!

Coffee, tea or me?

Just right for getting our flirt groove on.

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Rabbit holes and other good stuff

I came across these great phone accessories from Tinder and Bloom,  while updating my Etsy shop today , and wanted to share them with you.

Plus they go great with my Clairely accessories   (he he he)

Left:  Iphone case,   right:  Clairely necklace

Precious, isn’t it?  Found this print on Etsy also, but now cannot find the shop.   Sigh.

Also seen on Etsy

My tribute to Alice (part of my Steppin’ Out collection) shown below:

Teapot, teacup, keyhole, playing card, “eat me” biscuit … and further down,  a stopwatch

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In the water

Last Friday, I went to the beach, here in Jamaica – Hellshire Beach – specifically, I stopped by Shorty’s stand, as I have done for over 5 years.

After ordering our fish, festival,

I immediately jumped into the water that was sooo lovely at 5pm.  I would normally take off all my jewellery before going in, but this time, didn’t need to.

And thus a new marketing angle for my Clairely bracelets was born.  So get yours when going on holiday, perfect accessory that doubles as a necklace.  Chic on sea and shore.

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Amazing jazz singer Dee Alexander in Clairely jewellery

(Re-posted from 020611)

I am proud to have seen this video posted today. I had to share this not only because she is incredibly talented,  because she is wearing Clairely jewellery on her arms,  and on her fingers.

And to boot, fabulous music.

I had the good fortune to meet her two years ago, and enjoy her music.
Enjoy.

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Influences and all

Re-posted from 31 Mar 2011

On the way into work today, I thought of how my life (and others, possibly) has been influenced by the media – films and TV.

My jewellery collection CLAIRELY has possessed me more and more as time goes on, and as I create new pieces, the organic way in which I create makes it a trifle difficult to be structured when comes time to categorize my pieces into collections and lists.

I realize this says something about me.That I am not so organized.  Oh well.

But my pieces say also something about the things I care about, about things that have influenced me.

My latest piece – CTM -which I have lumped in with my newest collection – STEPPIN’ OUT – is about getting your flirt groove on. It’s in the collection with high heels, handbags, music signs (go out and hear some music now). It’s a celebration of kicking hibernation to the curb and getting out.

Coffee, tea, or me?  I so remember when this book and movie came out.

Since I already had a coffee pot,

I went a step further wanting to do a teapot, and then the natural progression was this new piece  -CTM -all I needed to do was add the “me”.

So now, there is not only the triple neck piece, but coffee, tea, me  are also available individually.

The coffee pot is in the PORT ROYAL collection. My rationalization – that  pirates must also drink coffee – wouldn’t you think?

The collection was named after Port Royal a harbour in Jamaica, a (in)famous pirate haven back in the day.

In this same collection, I have this piece which came from my childhood watching TV at nights with my father. I thought the bird gave it a pirate-esque feeling. Hence it became part of the collection.

(Looks much better “live”)

I prefer to tie several pieces together not only for more drama, but also for telling a story. For example, I wear the guy with the bird with two of the other pieces  from the Port Royal line – very maritime, especially with stripes!

But them sometimes I change it up, and together with my big keyhole, this takes the story in another direction  (Hitchcock-esque).

  

So, influence and be influenced.

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Lock down

Lock down, lock it up, who’s locking now?

These pieces are from the Positive Vibrations collection.

I do two different models, in a range of colors – transparent, mirror, red, black, opal.
I also do locks with keys – I call it your challenge – with a solution.

… and I have five different keys in this collection, so come on down, you challenge you, I’m armoured.

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Re-posted from March 29, 2011