Posts Tagged ‘Roaring 20’s’

June 29, 2011

It’s been a busy start to Summer 2011. Well, let’s be honest, it’s been a busy year. I obviously blow at keeping up with this blogging thing, but it’s on my list of things to focus on, so here I go. Jené DeSpain Jewelry has been getting some awesome press lately. I’m so incredibly appreciative of all the amazing bloggers that rock my work on their blogs. Just to highlight a few of these lovely ladies, check out these stories about JDS jewelry on ShoppingsMyCardio.com and at CaliVintage.com.

http://www.shoppingsmycardio.com/2011/05/17/currently-coveting-jene-despain-jewelry/

http://www.calivintage.com/2011/05/a-very-blustery-day.html

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The Roaring 10’s Look Book

April 14, 2010

The Roaring 10’s line of jewelry pays homage to art deco and its artists who, partly to inspire hope in a time of struggle, created and emphasized beautiful design. Listening at my jewelry bench to newscasts this past year comparing today’s economic meltdown to Black Tuesday and the Great Depression, I heard, night after night, echoes of that past in the forecasts of our new economic future. My response, The Roaring 10’s Collection, recalls art deco’s enduring motif of intense design. Looking forward to the coming decade’s new, if unrealized, promises, we can still celebrate this legacy of past beauty.

Art deco design began during the 1920’s and remained popular into the 40’s. Artists responded to both the new industrial might of 1920’s America and the crushing hardships of the Great Depression by mixing strong geometric lines with shapes of graceful symmetry. Bringing this beauty into the country’s architecture, fashion, and jewelry helped give people a sense of hope and the opportunity to enjoy their surroundings even as they struggled.

The striking architecture of New York’s many art deco landmarks inspired the name of each design in the collection. As I walk through the streets of my home, personal favorites in this mix of intricate architectural masterpieces inspire and bring me a quiet joy. Elements of their magnificent design echo in the detailed, geometric pieces of the Roaring 10’s Collection.

 

The Roaring 10’s Lookbook

The Chrysler Earrings in Black Onyx and Green Onyx

The Paramount Necklace

The Dakota Earrings with Green Onyx & The Metropolitan Daggers

The Rockefeller Necklace

The Empire Earrings in Blood Carnelian & Black Onyx

The Carlyle Earrings & The Hudson Earrings with Black Onyx

The Barclay Necklace & The Helmsley Necklace

The Astoria Necklace with Black Onyx & The Gramercy Necklace with Rubilite Garnet

The Savoy Necklace with Black Onyx, The Dakota Earrings with Black Onyx, & The Osbourne Earrings