As far back as my wholesale showroom days, I have always sold jewelry. I love going to the shows and seeing all the new designs that the artisans come up with each season. The above quote necklaces spoke to me on many levels. One, they have a vintage feel to them that you know I really like. Plus you know my weakness for anything with words or quotes on them. These necklaces married the two every so perfectly. Made in upstate New York, each piece is engraved with a short quote/thought, to wear and be reminded of. We carry an assortment of quotes, but the above seemed to sum up sentiments that I think ring so true each and every day.
A new round of the simplest & sweetest LOVE bracelets arrived at the shops just in time for Valentine’s Day. Done in a gold, silver or brass finish–the bracelets are embossed with LOVE several times. It creates a piece that works perfectly solo or added with other bracelets and will be a stand-out among the grouping. To give or to keep.
I just finished composing a new round of vintage ephemera necklaces. These are pieces we have carried over the years at Watson Kennedy, made up of things we find on our travels. I try and vary the necklace that holds the vintage pieces, but I keep coming back to this version of the hand, because I like it so much.
The ring works perfectly for holding a collection of things. I keep a box in my office which holds ephemera I find on trips that I think will work for these necklaces. When the creative composing mood strikes, I bring out the box and get to work.
Each necklace always has a vintage key. Always. I have been making these necklaces for quite some time, and I just think a vintage key holds years of stories from the travels it has taken, so I always include at least one. Or many.
From there, I just start adding things I think work well together. Each piece telling a little visual story. Over the years I have found amazing whistles in England. These are always a hit on the necklaces.
Actually, at Watson Kennedy, the cameo has never left. Imagine my surprise when I read in Vogue a few months ago that the cameo has made a big comeback. I laughed, because we have carried cameo earrings & necklaces for as long as I can remember.
We carry intaglio and cameo. The difference is, an intaglio is carved into the surface of a medium. A cameo is a raised image above the surface. The variety we carry are created by a small group of artisans in Western Europe. Glass, fossilized ivory, jet and shell are used to create the spectacular pieces we carry at Watson Kennedy.