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acacia creationsDuring the next few weeks, I will be featuring exhibitors from NY NOW, a wholesale marketplace for “home & lifestyle”. I was drawn to Acacia Creations because of their work with artisans in Kenya, a country that faces many challenges due to the political climate that has dramatically impacted their tourist industry. “The mission of Acacia Creations has always been to improve lives in a long-lasting and sustainable way.  We go beyond fair trade by creating jobs, providing training, and giving back to the community through our education and healthcare initiatives.  We work directly with hundreds of craftsmen and women at our Nairobi studio and across East Africa to improve their skills and product designs.” 

I have all of these beads in my ‘stash’ of ‘stuff’. It is time to pull out the memory wire and go to work. 

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Target is collaborating with Feed USA to provide 10 million meals to children and families across America. “FEED began in 2006 when acclaimed model and activist Lauren Bush designed a bag to benefit the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) School Feeding program. As a WFP Honorary Student Spokesperson, Lauren visited countries around the world in Asia, Latin America, and Africa where WFP is operating and was inspired by the plight of the people she met on her travels. She took a special interest in WFP’s School Feeding program, which feeds and educates hungry children. She first created the FEED 1 bag, a reversible burlap and organic cotton bag reminiscent of the bags of food distributed by WFP, to help raise funds and awareness around these school feeding operations. It was stamped with “FEED the children of the world” and the number ‘1’ to signify that each bag feeds one child in school for one year. And in 2007, FEED Projects LLC was founded by Lauren Bush and Ellen Gustafson to produce and sell these bags.”

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sarah grahamSarah Graham’s career as a jeweler had a rather circuitous route. After earning a masters degree in international business and working in that field, she realized her true path lay elsewhere. “Her jewelry is inspired by a variety of sources. The names of her lines – Pebbles, Oyster, Conifer and Bamboo, even Foil and Paper Chain – are clues as to their origins. “What I love about nature is that you get geometry, but then you get mutations and anomalies, too,” says Sarah, who maintains that observations of the natural world taught her the patience necessary for the jewelers’ process.”

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patricia-phillipsPatricia Phillips defines her jewelry as small cultural art forms. “Each piece is generally hand wrought in gold and silver, starting from sheet and wire, with gemstones added for balance. The techniques incorporated are pulled from modern to ancient methods designed to please the eye through balance. They are small sculptural art forms which speak of a blend between delicate grace and strength as part of self-expression. No discourse or social commentary is intended, and realistic imagery is limited to not interfere with the relationship between the work and the audience.”

I was drawn to her work by the simplicity of shape and the limited number of bold focal elements.

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clairelyClaire Requa describes the lighting designs for her company, Accents, as FUNKTIONAL. Utilizing the acrylic ‘scraps’ from her lighting designs, Claire has created a line of jewelry, aptly named…Clairely.

“What started five years ago as a single lamp shade in polypropylene inspired by classical chandeliers, has grown to become a collection of lamp shades in polypropylene and lighting fixtures in acrylic. The collection of products also include mirrors, cushions, mugs and more. So popular are the products that they have been available in various shops in over 20 countries.

Claire continues to create and develop her ideas, producing ever more new and exciting designs, with varying functions and purposes. The Claire de Lune Chandeliers are flat pack to minimize carbon footprint, and eco-friendly packing materials are used where possible. Even a line of jewellery was created as a side to use the excess acrylic – upcycled jewellery. And so it was that Clairely Jewellery was born.”

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In a Back to The Future design trend,chanel it is time for checks and plaids…again. The featured items go from Quay Eye Wear’s Glomesh sunglasses at $40 to Chanel’s tweed bangle at $775. ‘Check’ out the May Elle magazine for more tartans and tweeds.

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lynn-banI haven’t worked out the engineering of this cuff from Lynn Ban in polymer, but I see polymer replacing the ‘rumpled’ metal with fabric as the insert. HMMMMM!!! Lynn Ban’s website is members only…try the Google images for more inspiration from this ‘edgy’ artist.

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bochicWell…with a few ‘tweaks’ we can do this!!! All we need a is coral giraffe cane and decorative elements from Filigree & More…maybe a Swarovski or two and VOILA…you’ve got it!!! This $2,520 Bochic bangle is from  Marissa…love the jewelry pages.

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Daniel-Jocz-necklaceThe playful personality of this necklace from Daniel Jocz brings a smile to my face. He combines aluminum, chrome and auto-body lacquer in his jewelry for a fanciful dialog with customers and viewers. While I could not find a great deal of information about his work, you can find more on google images.

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silversongjewelryLaura Cardwell majored in English with a minor in photography. She worked in both fields until the demand for the jewelry she made as a hobby moved from a small infatuation to an opportunity for a ‘third’ career. “There were times in my life when I had great passion for what I was writing or a new portfolio in photography, but I was always able to put it down, walk away, and not come back for quite some time. I could not do that with art jewelry. It took my breath away and has yet to give it back.”

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