Sunday, March 2, 2014

JANE CORMACK

Natural Lime Green Sea Glass Earrings
with Swarovski Crystals and Silver
Populated by only 22,000 residents Scotland’s Shetland Islands is a vision of untouched, natural beauty.  The lush coastline is ripe with ancient cultures.  

The islands’ museums harbor remnants of the Neolithic, Bronze and Iron ages as well as that of Vikings.  

Scotland is also the birthplace of featured jewelry designer Jane Cormack.

Cormack has a definite point of view.  Translucent sea glass and seed pods are components of earrings and necklaces.  

She also combines Paua shells and vintage jewelry parts to reflect her unique vision.  When a designer has strength of personality like this it translate to the jewelry.

None of Cormack’s design ideas are conventional.  There is always some unexpected element.  Her quirky, oceanic handmade jewelry is a mix of relaxed casual and boho chic.  Free form ring shanks are carved from natural sea shells and accented with a single, semi-precious gemstone or pearl.

Raw cut sea glass overlaid with a simple crochet chain of sterling silver composes lovely bracelets.  Sphinx emblems from a vintage Egyptian-themed bracelet are recycled to produce dangle earrings.
Knuckle Duster Blingo Ringo
 Cormack makes a point to create pretty yet funky one-of-a-kind pieces.  Inspired by “every imaginable form” that includes poems by Hafiz and travel to North and South America, the jeweler loves being her own person.

“I used to write poetry and rap songs when I was twelve years old,” recalls the graduate of Robert Gordon’s University, Grays School of Art.

“I had ambitions to be a songwriter but I ended up studying 3D design.  I earned my BA Honors degree in Design and Craft.  When I was ready I began my design business with the sponsorship and aid of the Prince’s ScottishYouth Business Trust.

I am inspired by people that are not afraid to be who they are and express their inner truths in whatever form they love.” 

Bracelet with Recycled Amber, Pink Glass,
Carnelian and Swarovski Crystals
2014 Jewelry Trend AlertThe muted colors of sea shells, rose quartz, pearls and sea glass, along with the allure of dangle earrings, makes Cormack dead-on for the year’s style trends.
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