15 April 2011

discarded to divine.

Jewelry we designed in conjunction with the program, "Discarded to Divine" will be on exhibit at the de Young Museum in San Francisco tonight. Clothing, accessories and jewelry designers were asked to contribute and create one of a kind items made from materials found in the discarded bins at the St. Vincent de Paul Society Help Desk. The stipulation was that all designs had to be inspired by works of art shown at the de Young Museum. We converted cufflinks, tie tacks into earrings inspired by Gauguin's “Tahitian Women on the Beach” and Oceanic tribal art. We even transformed a pair of earrings from the lost and found, into a necklace that was inspired by Van Gogh’s “Starry Night Over The Rhone.”
Here is the finished necklace along with two other earrings we made for the benefit.

The donated jewelry will be sold at a gala auction on April 28, 2011 to benefit the good works of St. Vincent de Paul Society, known for providing a helping hand to the homeless and working poor. For ticket information to attend the gala auction, please click here.

1 comment:

  1. BRILLIANT!!! I love the Gauguin inspired earrings - I know you will make lots for the cause...



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