[My inspiration, a Justin Giunta for Subversive Jewelry necklace, alongside the finished Palladium cuff]
Since November, I have been working with two jewelry design students at FIT (The Fashion Institute of Technology) and Palladium, the white precious metal, on The Palladium Project, a collaboration to create a piece of jewelry between bloggers and young, budding designers. The duo I was paired with, Melissa Kaye and Ginger Friedland were superb in every way; we clicked immediately and they worked very hard on seeing my design aesthetic come to fruition. This project, which took about five months start to finish, involved several bloggers and a bunch of beautiful designs in the end, with currently only four of each design made. Palladium the metal is white, strong, and part of the platinum family, with all designs being made solely with the material. See below for pics from the event, including some great new designs from my fellow bloggers, and a sneak peek at the Get a Life! Collection by Vivienne Westwood for Palladium!