Friday, September 25, 2009

NEW! The Girl on the Third Floor

The Girl on the Third Floor: LAUGH Collection Fall 2009

Sips tepid coffee, grimaces, nukes it and returns. There. So, have I previously mentioned that I design and create jewelry for people that don't exist? Kinda, sorta.

I design jewelry, you get that part. I don't actually wear jewelry. Why? Well because, I'm kind of a Plain Jane or Unadorned Claire, as I would prefer. In order to create the pieces I sell, I first create the person to whom I'm selling, admittedly this is my favorite part. The piece above is titled, The Girl on the Third Floor. It was designed for the girl on...nevermind.

I don't know her name, I only see her in passing. Today she's in the lobby sifting through copious amounts of mail, pieces dropping from her slender fingers. Her stockings-yes, bright patterned ones, gather about her ankles and her feet are disproportionately large. My guess-she's in her 20's. She's rather tall, I bet she was- and likely still is, the tallest of her peers. She sports slumped shoulders: the number one occupational hazard of statuesque teens. I imagine, she's delightfully charming and funny-everything about her intrigues others.

She listens to Ben Folds, this song is her favorite. As she listens, she pauses from her book, places it face down in her lap-(What's she reading? Eh, an abridged classic on paperback, you pick.) to sing the chorus. She does so loudly, bobbing her head and engaging her shoulders and feet in a chair dance. The cats look on quizzically and she smiles at them. Yes, cats-she most certainly has cats, and doodles, lots of them on her right hand and forearm (she's left-handed)...oh, and she wears my jewelry designs, often. Winks.


Peace and imaginary friends

15 comments:

Andrea Q said...

Such a cool way to create!

Danielle said...

Gorgeous! Love the back story.

Kathy said...

Well that young lady has amazing taste in jewelry! ;)

mairedodd said...

that is an awesome way to create! how wonderful to think of you creating whole personas and adorning them!

BlossomingTree said...

Awesome T! I agree with the others that this is a great way to create.

julie king said...

this made me smile! i know she looks totally adorable in your jewelry! *wink*

the necklace is stunning!

Belle said...
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Belle said...

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What a creative crafting style! I think when you create a character to go along with your design it gives the piece more depth and makes creating the jewelry that much more exciting. I can't wait to read about your next persona!

Urban Adornments said...

Loved the story Tameka, and of course the necklace is amazing!

Jewelry Rockstar said...

Wow! I love your thought processes. So inspirational.

I especially loved what you wrote in your own words when you were Gumbo Girl of the week:

http://lovesgumbo.com/wordpress/?p=21

fly tie said...

great necklace! and of course your words always draw me in and make me smile.

much like yourself, i create pieces that i likely wouldn't wear beause i dress pretty simply most of the time. many of my pieces are also designed with someone else in mind inspiring all sorts of shapes and styles...most of which aren't "me" at all.

(or perhaps they reflect an inner "self" that i'm unaware of...)

HUzzah! Vintage said...

what a FANTASTIC necklace! WANT.

Meichihko said...

I love that the way you create- it's a beautiful necklace and a great story.

Duchess said...

Love the necklace! It has such a unique and enchanting style. Your story backdrop was perfect for giving feeling to the piece.

Thank you so much for sharing this.

Duchess
From Artbeads.com

My @ tha Hotness said...

This is a great story, so creative with your process.

I thought that I was the only jewelry designer that didn't really wear jewelry. I just always run out of the house without. But I do always notice other peoples jewelry.

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