Jul 18, 2008

A Jewelry Legacy

Hi! My name is Kari Bryde and I am a member of eSMArts and the owner of Novel Approach. My formal education is in Interior Design. I feel like jewelry pieces are mini architectural structures. I decided to make a change from designing environments that enhanced my clients’ lives to designing adornments that enhanced my clients’ personal images.

Many of my designs have a commitment to “Repurposing.” “Repurposing” follows the school of thought of Sustainable Design; i.e. finding what you have in your environment that is usable and choosing to redesign a piece in order to give it new purpose and a revived enjoyment.

My style employs crafting contemporary jewelry built around vintage components. I love the idea of time creating an energy continuum. I think about what a woman must have felt and thought when wearing a piece of jewelry and I like the idea of passing that energy along. Every time a woman wears a piece of jewelry she adds a layer of experience; I like creating pieces that can bridge past experiences with new ones.

New collections are in the works – please view my work on the following sites:

Thank you! ~KariCalla Lily by Novel Approach Designs


Anna Lee said...

Hi Kari!
Your creations are truly stunning and I look forward to getting to know you better.

I just can't wait to see your new collections!! When will you be in a position to tell us more??? :)

Annette Piper said...

Beautiful work Kari - I remember seeing some of it through the IDJG a couple of years ago and it has become even more gorgeous.

KimberlyRies said...

Hi Kari,

I like the idea of repurposing elements in your jewelry creations. That's an interesting concept - thinking of others that may have worn elements of the jewelry in the past.

Kim Ries

Stacie said...

Stunning is the only word I can think of to describe your work. When I look at a photo of yours I tend to gasp a bit. Incredible bits of genius and I'm looking forward to seeing your next collection.

mygemstonebox said...

Those necklaces are captivating! What a lovely design.
On Repurposing...we are all getting accustom the thought processes of being green and giving proper forethought to the environment...it is only natural to have that reflected in your art. You do it wonderfully!