jewelry

The New New

Here's a few photos of what I've been working on:

 

Obelisk pendant with Aventurine pyramid stones set in top and bottom.

Obelisk pendant with Aventurine pyramid stones set in top and bottom.

Silver Hexagon studs

Silver Hexagon studs

The initial wax pieces. I carved a pyramid cap to go with the Hematite stone.  I also made a half honeycomb ring which was more experimental.   

The initial wax pieces. I carved a pyramid cap to go with the Hematite stone.  I also made a half honeycomb ring which was more experimental.   

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The final piece was cast into Silver for my dear friend Victor.  

The final piece was cast into Silver for my dear friend Victor.  

If you see my previous blog post you saw the wax carving for this guy. I finally cast and soldered the piece onto a cuff bangle. 

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The half honeycomb ring was cast into solid 14K.   

The half honeycomb ring was cast into solid 14K.   

Rough sketch of a pendant  

Rough sketch of a pendant  

3D model coming soon!!! 

3D model coming soon!!! 

Rare photo of myself but I'm super happy with how my logo turned out from Shapeways.  

Rare photo of myself but I'm super happy with how my logo turned out from Shapeways.  

Hexagon: Shape Inspiration

I've briefly mentioned and posted images of things I like and am inspired by.  Geometric architecture, symmetric patterns, and nature are things I am constantly amazed by and drawn to.  When I first moved to California I immediately noticed and appreciated the immense about of nature.  The beach and mountains are easily within reach, and the vibrant, beautiful flowers that thrive here year round make simple walks outside worth while. I happened to watch a few bee documentaries regarding Colony Collapse Disorder and the deep impact of "disappearing" bees.  After I learned more about bees and how their role in the environment sustains life I began to really take notice of two things: 1) Bees pollinating 2) The Hexagon/honeycomb shape

The relationship between bees and the honeycomb/hexagon shape is the inspiration behind my first collection.  

I took notice of this bright pink, fuzzy flower walking in my neighborhood. Took a closer look and this guy was doing work! 

I took notice of this bright pink, fuzzy flower walking in my neighborhood. Took a closer look and this guy was doing work! 

Bees and flowers have played a big role in my first collection and presentation. 

Hanging light fixtures outside my bank

Hanging light fixtures outside my bank

Parking structure on Wilshire Boulevard with interlocking hexagons 

Parking structure on Wilshire Boulevard with interlocking hexagons 

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I love the hexagon shape because it can create such interesting patterns connected or standing alone 

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Bees are physically small, but are such a big part of everyday life.  They are responsible  for sustaining our natural food sources and pollination. 

Bees are physically small, but are such a big part of everyday life.  They are responsible  for sustaining our natural food sources and pollination. 

Even though honeybees are small they are incredibly hard workers.  Their efforts directly affect our lives.  The Hex Collection embraces the honeybee and honeycomb. Although the pieces are small and delicate they are part of your everyday life and wardrobe. 

Product Photoshoot BTS 8.20.14

Since moving to California and starting my jewelry line I have been really fortunate in meeting creative individuals who have been so great to collaborate with and be inspired by.  I am really excited to say with the help of a few awesome, creative, and beautiful ladies I had my first product photoshoot.  Here's a few behind the scenes images from the shoot. 

Shoot Coordinator: Jeanne Ho

Photographer:  Michelle Kim

Make Up Artist:  Lorraine Rodriguez 

Model:   Susan Hier

Make up artist Lorraine did a great job highlighting model Susan's natural beauty. 

Make up artist Lorraine did a great job highlighting model Susan's natural beauty. 

 

L-R: Photographer Michelle Kim taking product shots while Shoot Coordinator Jeanne Kim (back right) preps looks.  MUA Lorraine Rodriguez does final touches on model Susan. 

L-R: Photographer Michelle Kim taking product shots while Shoot Coordinator Jeanne Kim (back right) preps looks.  MUA Lorraine Rodriguez does final touches on model Susan. 

 

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