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Saturday, April 21, 2018

So Totally Not Minimalist

Can we talk? (Yes, I’m stealing the line made famous by Joan Rivers. What a gal!)

I’m sensitive when it comes to my jewelry designs. I admit that, and I think it’s just fine to be a bit sensitive about the things we create. One thing that creators of any kind run into often is the idea that certain approaches, styles, or techniques are “on trend” or “trendy.” And, further, that we all must be on trend in order to be successful.

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When I was a young girl, I would go shopping for clothes with my mother. We would browse the racks, and she would select something that just did not appeal to me at all. “It’s what they’re wearing,” she would say. And usually I would end up wearing it.

With jewelry, the current trend (from what I can tell) is minimalism. I came across this at a personal level recently when one woman gazed over my vast array of handmade jewelry, sniffed, and said, “I’m more of a minimalist.” And another woman gazed at me with sorrowful eyes (while placing her fingertips on her single gold chain necklace with its tiny, tiny charm) and said, “Oh. You like beads…” How disappointing for her!

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So yeah, that made me feel a bit defensive. I got over it. Sort of. The thing is, I personally don’t care what is “trendy.” When it comes to my clothes, hair, jewelry, etc., I like what I like. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt a bit when I walk by someone, and she comments to someone else, “Look at her dress. Remember when those were in style?”

It’s very easy to say, “Do your own thing” or “Do what you love” or “Make what you love.” But somewhere along the line you have to decide whether to care about what the trendy, trend-conscious, “it’s what they’re wearing” people think. Will you sell more if you do care? I don’t know. Maybe. Chances are, I’m never going to find out. And that’s okay with me.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Pantone 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet



"A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.
Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own."

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Christmas Video 2017

I tried to wait until after Halloween and almost made it! Enjoy!