Friday, September 10, 2010
The array for Fall 2010 is varied and interesting: There are some earthy Luxe pieces with gorgeous gemstones (lapis, garnet, citrine, pyrite) and handmade artist-credited lampwork and raku ceramics. There are some Fierce Neutrals, which are spunky go-with-everything shades, accent on earth tones. And then there are the Tribal Inventions- featuring intricately carved stones, unusual painted african beads, vintage african brass and metal work and above all, a passion for texture and color.
In case you didn't know, this season Pyrite is the new IT stone- half metal, half gemstone, with gorgeous striated inclusions. You'll see some triangular column beads, stately and geometric as well as natural pyrite ("fool's gold") chunks. And pyrite is found included in the exquisite Lapis pieces in "Flow", shown above.