Monday, July 7

Vintage Marries Modern






















When I began my business, I was keenly aware of branding. My jewelry has always been designed with a clean modern feel, and positioned that way. As much as I love those clean lines and symmetry, I 've been feeling the pull of vintage more and more.







I drive a new car, but live in a house that's almost a hundred years old. We have a new television inside a cabinet (original tubes removed) built for one of the first TV's. Stainless steel and vintage tin coexist.







So, for awhile, I've been thinking how to merge my two loves in my jewelry design. That's how I came up with the "Vintage Marries Modern" collection. I've got lots of new pieces I'm happily working on, but here are a few with vintage maps and modern copper and sterling, as well as some vintage carved floral cabochons and gemstones also nestled in a modern bezel.

14 comments:

LazyTcrochet said...

Good luck on your new collection! I think it's going to be all the rage. Very nice.

Lori Anderson Designs said...

I dearly love those blue flower pendants!!!!

I have a ton of vintage stuff -- lucite and Swarovski -- let me know if you ever want anything to play with!

Lori Anderson Designs said...

I dearly love those blue flower pendants!!!!

I have a ton of vintage stuff -- lucite and Swarovski -- let me know if you ever want anything to play with!

La Alicia said...

lovely merging of old and new. love your new pieces!

Jamie Ferraioli said...

Loooove that second blue necklace!

ishi said...

i adore maps! your new collection looks lovely

High Desert Diva said...

Hello! Loving these!

Helen said...

Sherry those are so beautiful! You have such a style that is all your own. I could pick your designs out anywhere!!

jeweledrabbit said...

I love the map jewelry.

Christine said...

Your pieces are lovely!

Sew Bettie said...

I love the name of the new collection - it perfectly fits your work.

Ellen said...

Hi Sherry,
I love the vintage touches in your work. It's really beautiful.

Also, congrats on being featured in CRAFT. The blackboard necklace is amazing.

I have an interesting idea for you about your jewelry. Please email me (through my blog) if you'd like to hear about it.

JoJoBell said...

Sherry, Your new collection is lovely. You melded the the modern and vintage seamlessly.

Orion Designs said...

You've made this combination work so very well.
Vicki