Our Inspiration: The Situationists, an art movement in Paris in the 1950’s, used a word “dérive” (in French, it means “to drift”) to describe the art of getting lost, on purpose, in your own city, in your own life, if just for a little. To rediscover who you are in the world, to relearn what you love, and why, and to remember that it is perfectly ok to find yourself floating, drifting… precisely so you can find your way home.
Our Process: Drawing aesthetic inspiration from 20th century Modernist jewelry, star charts and tables of the present and the museum-housed past, the music of the spheres and optical or navigational devices of antiquity, we created the WANDERING STAR COLLECTION.
We employed classical forms and glyphs — orbs, stars, arcs, ellipses, etc. and chose some very antiquity-friendly materials in terms of their celestial associations for this group, namely Sterling Silver (the element Silver is associated with several different moon goddesses, most often Artemis, Diana, and Selene) and Moonstone (thought by ancient peoples to be moonlight magically housed within a stone, and blessed with mystical properties), as well as…
… brass, whose grounding properties keep our starry-selves in balance.
See Our Entire Wandering Star Collection Here
I don’t know how long we stay that way, but we watch the sun go down together.
The giant, burnt-orange sphere sinks towards the horizon,
coloring the rock layers until it’s gone
and the canyon is covered in shadow.
― Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
See the Emsemble Necklace in Terra Here
The Artist is no other than he
who unlearns what he has learned,
in order to know himself.
― E.E. Cummings
See the Solvere Key Pendant Here
In Greek literature, Hyperion was ascribed the characteristics of the “God of Watchfulness, Wisdom and the Light.” Seems he was the first to understand the movement of the sun, moon and stars and that the seasons are caused by these celestial bodies. Thanks Heavens for this deity. To help us channel some of Hyperion’s wisdom, we created a group of unabashedly indulgent silken ornaments.
Choose your favorite tassel (or tassels) from seven different colors of sumptuous silk floss. Each tassel is held together and bound with a grand brass band (featuring a large Swarovski crystal in a matching shade to that of its respective tassel) and waiting very patiently for you to add it (or them, if you feel decadent) to your favorite chain or necklace.
Once you’ve done this? Put your necklace on, Hyperion Tassel in full effect, and do something delicious.
Find the Hyperion Tassels Here
The next thing you make will be different.
You stand in the field not yet being
struck, talking to nothing, jagged
& unsure. You knew this
when you started the experiment; you wanted
to be changed & you were—
See the Transformative Dragonfly Pendant Here