Thursday, April 14, 2011

accessories photoshoot! (part 1)

Recently I met with Joanna Carson Skead, manager at Handworks Gallery, to collaborate on an accessories photoshoot and display some of the beautifully crafted jewelry they have in-store. Handworks Gallery, located in uptown Saint John, carries works created by over 80 artisans in New Brunswick. They carry an assortment of one-of-a-kind pieces that include pottery, jewelry, wood turning, blown glass, photography, paintings.

Choosing a number of beautiful pices from their glass cabinets, I had such a difficult time narrowing down my favourite pieces for the photo shoot- I fell in love with so many! After selecting half a dozen looks, Joanna and I took to the beautiful lobby in Center Beam Place to photograph the jewelry, styled with my outfit. All photos were taken by Joanna with my camera- we had fun picking out the different structural and textile elements in the lobby to use as backdrops!

(Large earrings and 22kt silver & gold necklace- Clare Bridge Designs)

(Necklace & sterling studs- Jeneca Klausen; Black onyx ring- Chris Danisch)

(Heart charm bracelet & pearl drop necklace- Jonathan Corey; Sterling earrings- Jeneca Klausen)

The Outfit
Dress: Jack BB Dakota- Je Suis Prest Boutique (Nov '10)
Top: LuLu*s (ordered online, Jan '11)
Tights: ModCloth (ordered online, Jan '11)
Flats: Aldo (ordered online, Oct '10) 

My favourite piece out of all the selections above would have to be the sterling stud earrings by Jeneca Klausen. It wasn't displayed in the pictures above, but one of the studs is actually intentionally larger than the other (with the larger one being featured in the photographs). Which pieces above are your favourites?

Be sure to follow Handworks on Facebook and Twitter!

P.S. Tomorrow I'll feature another few sets of jewelry from Handworks Gallery!

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