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The comic, inspiring and always fashionable adventures of this "mad designer" as she navigates the reality of pursuing her dream...living the artisan lifestyle of a jewelry designer.

Phoenix Design, Artisan Jewelry is a one woman shop powered by zany energy, midnight inspirations and the support of my friends.

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Silver Gunmetal Double shoulder Harness Body Jewelry : KimPhoenixDesignJewelry - ArtFire Jewelry

 I am loving the Choker with Double shoulder Harness design which is part of my new body jewelry line!

 Silver Gunmetal Double shoulder Harness Body Jewelry : KimPhoenixDesignJewelry - ArtFire Jewelry

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The 4th of July Weekend has sparked creativity!

Wow, yesterday I posted my first completed Chainmaille prototype;  an asymmetrical silver nickel shoulder harness. 

As soon as I hit the publish button I was back at my work station, sketching, going through boxes of various supplies as idea upon idea washed over me like a tidal wave. 

I have to admit that I have been in a kind of slump, lacking inspiration and forgetting the joy in this chosen path I am following as summer sales have grown flat and bills keep on coming.

So thank you to the "4th of July" muse for reminding me of the joy it is to do what you really love to do.

I am pleased to give you yet a second preview of "Chainmaille" which will be featured in my upcoming fall line. 

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"Be daring, be different be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary." - Cecil Beaton
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Chainmaille has hit the street as a Hot Trend for Fall 2010

Chainmaille has sprung up everywhere from Couture Runway Shows, High End Boutiques, eBay and many Artisan Market Places such as Etsy and Art Fire; crossing the boundary from "Renaissance Faire Costume" to City Chic.

   Spellings may differ "Chain Mail" or  "Chainmaille"  but one only has to Google the word to find many new and creative interpretations of this Medieval craft designers are bringing to the modern world this fall.

I have seen many beautiful unisex body harnesses , delicate gauntlets running from finger to hand, scaled gauntlets covering ones arm in a reptilian Armour of jewels to sexy and daring shoe spats woven in silver, gunmetal, brass and gold. 

  One can dress it up over a sexy black evening dress or  mash it up with your daily urban wear wardrobe. This unisex body jewelry makes a bold statement and may not be for the timid but for those who are on the edge of fashion.  

Stay tuned for more Chainmaille design's that will be included in my Fall/Winter Collection in both my Etsy Shop and Artfire Studio. Special thanks to Billy at mailliceinwireland  for getting me started and answering my many questions ;)


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