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Enamel Pin Project: Tribal Masks December 04 2016, 0 Comments

Here I am, surrounded by friends, in Kathmandu, Nepal
Here I am, surrounded by friends, in Kathmandu, Nepal

I bought my first African mask from a street vendor on Broadway in NYC years ago. Since then I've traveled a bit, and when I can, I'll pick up a mask: Bali, Guatemala, Mexico...they are fascinating objects!

My mask collection
My mask collection

Masks are steeped in mystery and ritual. Take this one for instance from the Bobo/Bwa tribe in Burkina Faso, West Africa. The Bobo/Bwa believe that their mission in this life is to restore the balance between man and nature which man inherently destroys. The sun mask is used in agricultural rituals for a good harvest.

This is the first design in a series of enamel Mask Pins. There's a limited edition of 100 of each design.  

 

Approximate scale of pin
Approximate scale of pin

 

This pin is:

  • Approx. 1.5" x 1.25"
  • Cloisonné (hard enamel)
  • 3 colors
  • Black nickel finish
  • Black Rubber Clutch

Click here to buy


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Art Basel 2014 December 14 2014, 0 Comments

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Standouts at the Gem and Bead Show: Santa Monica, CA June 16 2014, 0 Comments

  

A strand of the glass fetish beads like the ones we use in our Esi Necklace.

Price: $1,100 - email me if you'd like the dealers contact info or if that's not in 

your budget and you want just one bead, click here.

Women's bracelet from Pakistan......could also be worn for protection.

Would you mess with a woman wearing this? I don't think so!

xo-c


New Collection coming soon.... May 05 2014, 0 Comments

Here I am, basking in the final rays of sunset, on Venice Beach after a long day of surfing in full FFS regalia! Without getting one curly hair on my head wet I might add.
Crazy fun shoot with Heidi at JACK ALICE photography. Thank you!
So what's new in the collection?
Rings! Bangles! Kids! Waist beads! Beachy necklaces!
Oh, you'll see what I mean soon enough.
xo-c

Hoopla! December 09 2013, 0 Comments

Sorry....better than "Hoop Hoop Hooray!" right?

Or "Hoopy Holidays!", "Hoopalicious!"

Ok, I'm done.

 


Tomorrow... December 05 2013, 0 Comments


Cyber Monday - 25% off December 02 2013, 0 Comments

Discount code: "CYBER" 

 


It's that time again... December 02 2013, 0 Comments


Heading to Minneapolis November 20 2013, 0 Comments