OK so, last Thursday I was invited by the lovely Harper of local boutique Seams to attend a special event she was hosting: Art & Gems. Harper had invited three immensely talented jewelers on site to show off their wares. Thursday was the private reception- held at the on site Gallery Della-Piana- where attendees got to mingle with the artists themselves and try on loads of beautiful adornments!
I spoke with Graven Fragments (above) artist Jessica Marcus about her line. Jessica is super nice and we bonded over our shared love of letterpress work! Jessica is a local artist, so it was interesting to hear about her background and how she came into making jewelry.
Alexandra Hart (2 above) of Alexandra Hart Jewelry was really interesting to speak with as well. She explained that her work is mostly inspired by nature and most recently cacti and succulent plants, which, incidentally are my favorite kind of plants! The stones she uses in a lot of her work are slightly imperfect, which I think adds a great deal of interest.
I wish I had had the chance to speak with Donald MacLachlan (work above) more about his work, which I found really beautiful. Unfortunately for me (but good for him) he was quite busy all night! I really liked the combinations of stones he was using in his pieces.
Harper (left) was, of course on hand all night,along with a model (right) decked out in one of Seams' signature custom dyed wrap dresses. Incedentally, in the same color I modeled for her a few months back:
(I'm on the right...not standing up very straight...and with some terrible bangs!)
I love going to events like this around where I live, so many people complain that there is nothing going on on the North Shore, but it's all in how you look at it. I know nothing about jewelry (save for my cheap-o flea market and F21 finds) so it was really interesting to speak with some professional artists about what they do! Thanks Harper!
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