I recently ordered a colorful, fun and very summery necklace from Cursive Design and I can’t wait to get it in the mail and be able to wear it! Jewelry designer Sarah Fox is so talented and creates such gorgeous necklaces it was hard to pick just one, so I had to share all her lovely work with you!
Every piece in the new summer collection is absolutely stunning, with a blend of different fabrics, shapes and colors. The pieces have a great eclectic mix of neon, neutrals, hard lines and organic shapes that are inspired by Sarah’s intersection of country and city, paralleling her roots and current city life.
I got the chance to talk to Sarah briefly, and she even took the time to describe her design process and share it with you since I was so curious to know what inspires her and how she gets through different stages to create her beautiful jewelry.
My jewelry design process usually starts with looking at and playing with color swatches and than I narrow in on the material choices for the piece. I’m interested in combining color and transforming materials. I always want these pieces to be playful and unique. I strive to create statement pieces no matter what the scale. I want girls to put these pieces on and get noticed. When I’m designing I’m mostly thinking about what I would wear but sometimes I imagine my jewelry on girls that I admire. (I had a picture of Zooey Deschanel up in my studio while creating my summer collection. I think her style is impeccable and I love her music.)
I also asked Sarah how she became interested in jewelry and fashion design.
My interest in jewelry and fashion began at a very early age. I remember opening up both of my grandmother’s jewelry boxes and being in awe of their sparkley pieces. I was a child of the 80′s/early 90′s and every media image had girls with tons of accessories on them which had an effect on me. My favorite store in the mall was Claire’s and I remember counting the days down to my 13th birthday when I could get my ears pierced. I actually started my first “business” in highschool where I made and sold hemp necklaces. (Remember it was the early 90′s with the hippie/grunge look was in full effect). I dyed the hemp to make mine “different from the rest”. It’s funny to think that I’m doing the same thing when I dye the lace for my jewelry now. After high school I decided to go to art school and studied Sculpture and Color Theory and graduated with a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2003. I started Cursive Design in 2006, quit my “day job” in 2007 to work from home full-time, and now I’ve been working in my studio space since early 2009.
Thank you so much for your time Sarah, for sharing your gorgeous work, design process and inspirations with Burrs & Berries readers!
P.S. I am currently in Lebanon until Saturday, and will be going to Jordan as well for a few days to visit old friends, so I will be taking next week off since I won’t have full access to the web. I will return to blogging on August 5th, and Flickr Favorite will be back in full effect at the beginning of September! So how are you all doing? How has your summer been so far?
(images: cursive design)