Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Metal Inspiration

At a show last winter I set up next to Fran Kronstadt who makes the most wonderful belts. Her contemporary cast bronze buckles are a masterful balance of form, texture and detail. I was instantly smitten.

I ran into Fran again at a couple of shows this summer while I was mulling designs for my fall line of window pendants. The muted tones and warmth of oxidized metals has always intrigued me, so I took my cue from Fran's belt buckles and got to work combining polymer with a faux metal finish with real copper, brass and silver accents.

And, yes, I am a proud owner of a Fran Kronstadt belt!

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