I promised creativity that as long as I’m on this planet, I will continue to honour and listen to my soul and heart while creating beautiful, colourful things.
The response I received and felt was this, "As long as you keep creating, I will give you a haven to forget your adult problems.”
Creativity gives us a thrilling experience and escapism to venture out into the unknown.
Often when you trust the process and the journey, you will never be left disappointed and dissatisfied.
I'm a firm believer in the power of creativity and sustainability. And when you combine both, magic happens. There's an excellent citation by Annie Leonard that I so admire; it goes like this; "There is no such thing as Away. When we throw anything away, it must go somewhere".
So, when I had the opportunity arose to design this one of a kind multifunctional statement pieces for my client to wear with other pieces in her capsule wardrobe, I knew that I had to allow myself the freedom to express myself as an intuitive designer as well as design pieces that have the elaborate personality of my beautiful client.
Within these multi beaded cuffs are beads from reclaimed jewellery pieces, which I thrifted. These jewellery pieces I fused with antiqued elements and a phone charging cable. Not only am I particularly drawn to the textile patterns on the cord, but I'm also attracted to this narrative; "For us to reawaken ourselves, we need to plug in and recharge from within, to reignite the love that lies dormant”.
Although in the completed design, the cords are not visible, they act as an integral force designed in a winged fashion on both sides of the cuffs. I intentionally kept the cords undercover with glistening Swarovski red crystal. I have a hand-stitched piece by piece over the cable to add richness and highlight that behind every beauty is a hidden power source. The red evokes power and the love language of the heart.
I have genuinely enjoyed designing these pieces for my client.To be allowed to create from the heart is a role I don't take for granted.
Designing allows one's mind to travel without leaving home. I know these pieces are going to another part of the world that I've dreamt of seeing and experiencing.
With all the pieces ready for its new owner, I wanted to design a product passport accompanying travel documents.The client will experience the creative journey with me, each creative stage and process documented.
Identity is who we identify ourselves to be. Your product is a reflection of you. If you say you are love, let everything about you be that of love.