Friday, March 5, 2010

Jewel Tones of the Desert

Morrocan colours are often richly saturated like looking into a bright turquoise sky, details are intricate like patterns seen on woven materials of caftans and minute details are opulent such as those found in gold filigree.  I am very intrigued by unusual colour combinations, especially when they are paired with unexpected materials.  With these pieces, I tried to use fabrics in interesting ways such as interwoven with semi-precious stones or even braided and sewn onto gold chains. The result: a look that says 'Boho-Luxe' or 'Dashiki Chic' (as I like to call it)!

Habeeba's Passion - Facetted fire polished Red Crystal woven with Fuschia Dupioni silk on 18k gold-plated mini rolo chain. $125 (SOLD)
Fez Batik - Gold colour Rolo chain hand-stitched onto purple ruffle chiffon ribbon (worn as an open lariat). $100 
Layering two necklaces to vary texture is extremely ornate.  Sure to ellicit 'oohs' and 'ahhhs.' 
Desert Bloom - Braided Pink and Coral Sari Crepe with 18k gold-plated multi-chains accented with vintage cream button and pink agate and crystal detail. $145 (SOLD)

Forget Me Not - Dyed purple and grey ombre Agate with vintage 24k indian beads, and brown chiffon ribbon bow. $145 (SOLD)

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