Accessorize For Autumn

Hey, fall aficionados! It’s that time of year again: when decorative gourds festoon stoops and porches, families spend weekends picking apples and taking hayrides, and scarecrows appear in fields to show off the latest fashion trends (hint: it’s always overalls and a straw hat).

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Photo credit: www.makescarecrows.com

We’ve compiled suggestions for classic autumn activities and the proper accent pieces to keep your look cool and crisp like the incoming weather. Read on to keep your style all treat and no tricks.

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Have you ever wondered just how the techy fashionistas behind the scenes at Half Craft StudioSummerizedDESiGNERiCA, and the like create masterful adornments in precise, mind-bending shapes? The answer: 3D printing. But what exactly is this mystifying process that yields such complex designs? 

According to Wikipedia, it’s “a process of making a three-dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a digital model.” But hey, this video from design magazine Dezeen gives us a bit more insight. Join us for a virtual walkthrough of Shapeways, a New York-based 3D printing marketplace.

To get your hands on your very own cutting-edge, 3D printed jewelry, check out today’s high-tech jewelry event.

A Story of Sedimentary Style

Once upon a time, there was a cool, not-at-all nerdy kid who owned a super awesome rock collection. As the years went by, she stopped collecting geological formations, but she never fell out of love with them. Not really.

Then one fateful day, the stars aligned, and the girl had a wonderful epiphany. She could revive her old rock collection—this time, in the form of ladylike accessories. She lived happily ever after, indulging her nerdiest desires while looking like a glamorous rock star.

If you haven’t figured it out by now, that girl is me. And dare I say…maybe you, too? Either way, there are some prize specimens in our gemstone jewelry event, just waiting to be added to your collection, er, wardrobe. 

1. They add romance to your life. 

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If a red rose is the flower of love, then it makes sense that rose quartz necklace is the rock of love—in fact, it’s believed by some to be the stone of unconditional love and self acceptance. Wear this rose quartz necklace with a crisp white blouse and wide-legged suit pants, and you’ll put a romantic spin on your normal 9-to-5 workwear.

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Fine-Crafted Cuffs By May Furniture

In the world of May Furniture Co., jewelry and furniture go hand in hand. A trained woodworker and master craftsman, designer Travis James proves—with his signature wood cuffs—that jewelry doesn’t need gemstones or precious metal to glow. We chatted with Travis about his process, his design philosophy, and his vision for the future of May Furniture Co.

 

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your design background?

My design background is built of a stew of mediums including photography, drawing, sculpture, furniture, and playing music. My personality is sort of obsessive and orderly. My color palate for furniture is muted colors and monochromatic. I like earthen objects at times, and other times I like the geometric appropriations of nature, as seen in many Asian designs. My design philosophy for my furniture is to create pieces with a quiet strength and a feeling of harmony.

How did May Furniture Co. come about?

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A Q&A with the Queen Bee of Honey Rose & K

To some of us, antlers and mid-century modern design might seem like an odd combination. To designer Meredith Piccin, it sounds like home, home on the range—just ask the framed deer antlers above her headboard. These two obsessions gave birth to the Oh Deer collection, which combines paint-dipped antler tips with vintage found objects like brooches, rhinestone earrings, and more treasures salvaged from thrift and flea markets. image

Based out of her Columbus, OH studio, Piccin works with a small team to create jewelry that doesn’t discriminate between the trendsetter and the free-spirited individual. We recently had the chance to pick her brain to see what goes into Honey Rose & K’s buzzworthy creations (available on Fab).

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