Our new fall collection “Leaves” is finished and up on the website. As you can guess from the name each piece is centered around leaves. In Oregon, we are surrounded by such beautiful trees and greenery. Fall is also my favorite season. The leaves change color, the air gets crisp and the kids are back in school. We teamed up with Rachael of Rachael May Photography again this year to shoot photos for our website and look book. They came out amazing! She is so talented. At the last minute we had a location change and it ended up working perfectly! Here are some of my favorite shots from the day.
Ok I could be adding pictures all day! They are all amazing. To see more take a look at our Fall/Winter 2013 look book. Then head over to our website and see the entire collection.
If you are in the Portland area and are wanting to do family photos, make sure you contact Rachael, she is amazing! We just finished our second family photo shoot with her as well. She is truly amazing with kids! Here is her website
Through The Artisan Group we were given the opportunity to gift celebrities and press at GBK’s 2013 NY Fashion Week Luxury Gift Lounge. I needed to make 75 of the same item that would be included in the swag bags. I knew my fall collection was going to be centered around a leaf theme so I thought it would be great to do a pair of earrings that represented the fall collection. I chose to make these sterling silver hammered leaves with tunduru sapphires.
I personally hand cut each leaf from a large sheet of sterling silver. 150 leaves were needed for these earrings. I have never had to make such a large amount of any one item from hand before so I had no clue if I was able to get them done in time but I had a plan to make X number a week. Once I got started cutting out the leaves I got a great rhythm down and ended up finishing the earrings a month early. I have always known I loved production and repetition and this was great proof that I am good at it too. Each pair of earrings vary slightly by color. The strands of sapphires vary in color from clear to reds, browns, greens, yellow.
I had been wanting to redo my earring cards ever since my rebranding last summer. This was the perfect opportunity to do so. I had new earring cards made up and found the perfect aqua ribbon for the boxes. I am so happy with how everything came together!
75 pretty little boxes pack up and ready for GBK’s NY Fashion Week Luxury Gift Lounge