Inspiration behind the Honey Love collection, straight from the hive along the Scenic Route
1) quite literally, we like looking at things and taking our time and not rushing and being careful to notice tiny details and unexpected treasures and sometimes going so far off the beaten path we end up in the middle of the mountains surrounded by flowers and
2) appreciating similar tendencies in others who went before us and learning from/being inspired by their journeys and discoveries and
3) being grateful for those who left milemarkers, signposts, maps, fieldguides, and star charts so that
4) when we get to a place where we feel filled enough with feeling and fervor that we want to make things, we can do so in a way that is filled with
5) Reverence for the world, for nature, for our families, for our friends, for our artisans, for our craftspeople, for the raw materials we source with great care and
6) for the tremendously gifted and giving people who help realize our vision and designs into tangible, wearable, dreamroutes.
View our Honey Love collection, along with other jewelry inspired by the Natural World here:https://www.waxingpoetic.com/collections/themed-jewelry/natural-world/
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
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
The first peek at Waxing Poetic F/W 2016 is here, and I am delighted to share!
Our incredibly talented friend, actress and Broadway dancer Allie Meixner is stunning in our new collections (and she is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside). It is pure joy to work with such a brilliant soul to bring our work to life. Brave, graceful and Poetic through and through.
There are so many new favorites from this release, it is hard to choose one amongst standouts like Periphery, Hyperion, Nightaire, and Wandering Star (and check out the tassels and chain intros - I just love how these are crafted and equally love wearing them)! And new additions to Melange and Kristal that are pure expressions of what we do best.
A long design process — and lots of intricate workings — is now finally realized (and always as rewarding as the process itself). We love what we do and really had a lot of fun with this one... I do hope you enjoy!
Break boundaries with our new floaty Periphery Cuffs and Rings
What happens when you examine space? You somehow find the periphery or boundaries. Here parallel lines are cast in a hammered sterling silver and highlighted with enchanting Labradorite, mystical Moonstone, or darkly alluring Black Onyx. Reminiscent of the aesthetics of 20th century Modernism, this collection will create a history all your own.
Shop the Periphery Collection Here.
Celebrate YOU with sparkle from our NEW Kristal Collection
The light is changing, and we love it. Discover our newest suite of offerings including the Kristal Collection. Glitter and glamour, meet geometry. A shower of sparkling bright silver Kristal crystals are set into modern shapes cast in creamy brass. Simply glorious.
New additions include Brass renditions of the customer favorite White Bronze & Sterling Silver Kristal Plate and Halo pendants along with new Verve Earrings. This piquant pair of parallelograms proves the following point: diminutive and dazzling need never be mutually exclusive. In two metal/crystal combinations: White Bronze serves as frame+bezel both for blackened Sterling Silver embedded with dark Kristal crystals, or Warm Brass, surrounding luminous Sterling Silver field aswarm with a glittering cloud of transparent Kristal crystals. There is no wrong decision.
See the full Kristal Collection Here.
FALL/ WINTER 2016 SNEAK PEEK
NEW Melange additions arriving this week. Enjoy a note on the newest additions to the Melange collection.
MELANGE RIDGE PENDANT
A sculptural, sensuous rendering of…mysterious possibilities. Some see ridges and implicit rivers (perhaps vocative of casts made of ancient lakebeds), others see abstracted cuneiform, and others just see texture. Everyone sees something in RIDGE, and everyone sees the right thing for them. While reserved in scale (this pendant is 1’ tall), this pendant offers rich possibilities for those in search of interpretive meaning. Solid Sterling Silver.
MELANGE CRUSH EARRINGS
Although ostensibly formless, Our CRUSH earrings manage to convey both beauty and a sense of almost gleeful recklessness and adventure. Cast in rich brass and augmented with Sterling Silver, these glowing, ovoid forms hang suspended from french ear hooks like bright explosions (minus the explosion or the noisy parts) in the sky, and translate quite well to fit a multitude of occasions.
MELANGE OVID EARRINGS
Mélange, in French, means a mixture of things, and our new dangling Mélange Ovid earrings perfectly fit this description. Swinging from a delicate strand of sterling silver chain is a glorious amalgamation of a wax-cast sterling silver form dotted with brass and set with Kristal crystals. Quite pretty, and more versatile than first glance might suggest, these beauties sway when you laugh or move your head. Sterling silver French wire hooks.
MELANGE METAMORPHOSIS CUFF
Wax-cast in bright brass and dotted with shining sterling silver studs, the Mélange Metamorphosis Cuff is a study in both excess and restraint, and the results are glorious. Both texture-rich, light-catching, and compellingly oblique in terms of ‘meaning,’ this cuff is extraordinarily versatile, timeless in its sculptural quality, and fashion-forward all in one. Cuff fans rejoice, for this is a wide and wonderful addition to your cuff collections.
MELANGE LINE CUFF
Wax-cast again and rich with texture, the LINE cuff is cast in Sterling Silver and dotted with bright Brass. A more slim silhouette than some of the other cuffs in this collection, the LINE cuff is nonetheless compelling to look at and wear.
MELANGE BALANCE CUFF
A cuff for those who want both architectural linearity and evocations of celestial themes, the BALANCE cuff offers both and more. Cast in richly textured brass dotted with small Sterling Silver circles, the Balance cuff is composed of three parallel bands spaced just wide enough to suggest separate bracelets, but never allows the clink of bangles…so you could wear this while having a sneaky adventure.
MELANGE REBUS CUFF
There may or may not be a hidden story or symbols in this design, and we’re not telling either way. What we will say it this: our REBUS cuff is wax-cast, richly textured, and beautiful wrought out of Brass, and features additional ornamentation by way of Kristal crystal and Sterling Silver accent marks.
See the full Melange Collection Here.
If it’s not delicious, why bother? Knows what epicure means (She is one. She also knows the best street tacos in 9 major cities and two random ones, and she’s not wrong. She also might be you). Delightfully so.
Shop our new Personal Vocabulary Foodie Love charm.