I have loved all things ikat for a few years now. You can see the print throughout my house (bed spread and couch throw pillows) and closet. The colors of traditional Indian/Middle Eastern ikat are beautiful and designs otherworldly. Ikat fabric is produced in a similar way to tied-dye fabric. To create ikat the thread of the textile is dyed using the binding technique before it is woven into the fabric, whereas tied-dye is woven then bound and dyed. It is amazing that intricate patterns miraculously appear after the thread is woven. Ikat is a great way to wear a print without it being floral or plaid, which are expected. It reads tribal and exotic which, for me, works best in the summer. I decided to balance the pants with layers of ladylike pearls. I also wanted to bring in another color so I chose golden brown, which looks great with navy and white.
Necklaces: 1) Pearl layers (costume/personal). 2) Amber chalcedony three stand necklace by hitchcock Madrona. 3) Wood, shell, brass and thread necklace by Winifred Grace.
Featuring….the newest addition to the hitchcock Madrona gold druzy rings. Previously we made the gold setting available in black and white druzy quartz stones. We chose these copper flecked quartz stones in India, where I was mesmerized by the colors within each stone. They are a rich mixture of black, white, grey, and copper. The perfect neutral because of the integration of cool and warm tones. Sizes 5 – 9 available.
Bronze and leather cuff paired with two sterling silver and cotton woven bracelets, all by hitchcock Madrona.
Gold filled bangle cuffs (seven worn) by hitchcock Madrona, layered with black and gold chain bracelet by Xenia Mara. Ring: Wood, sterling silver and lemon quartz (gem quality) by hitchcock Madrona.
I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. I can’t believe that it is August already! I love this time of year; the days are long and the excitement of fall is around the corner.
I was wearing this necklace combination last Saturday in the store and everyone that walked in had a comment! I know, I am wearing lot of jewels! It is my job, right? I wouldn’t recommend this for a non-blogging day. It might be TOO MUCH! Would you wear this bedazzled combo?
I am representing the “hi/low” trend by wearing my $6 craft fair beaded bracelet with Xenia’s pyrite layers (details below). Summer is when I bring out the tribal elements in my wardrobe. I believe fall is reserved for wool and sophistication. Que the Hitchcock leading ladies!
Necklaces (top to bottom): 1) Lapis and gold fill by Maria Carter. 2) Lapis (look at that AMAZING stone!) and brass eye pins by Xenia Mara. 3) Sterling silver and brass breast plate by Pamela Love.
Twisted pyrite and vintage brass bracelet by Xenia Mara. I can’t stop wearing this! It is the perfect layering bracelet.