Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Frame of Reference


Like the earrings you bought for your first job interview, or the bracelet you splurged on during your last vacation, nearly every piece in your jewelry collection is tagged with a special memory.

The new Gallery jewelry line from Kailua artist Maya von Geldern lets wearers forge a more visible link to those personal moments.

Each necklace, bracelet and earring features a frame-shaped charm showcasing a tiny photo or artistic print. Choose a meaningful image (perhaps a Buddha or an angel?), one that evokes a strong memory (a crashing wave or a flower), or one that’s just plain pretty. Or, for a modern twist on the old-fashioned locket, von Geldern will customize www.leichic.coma piece for you using a photo or art image from your own collection.

After three years on Italy ’s Mediterranean coast, von Geldern now splits time between Portland, Oregon, and Hawaii. She inlays each image into the mini-frames by hand, one by one, and incorporates them into her designs along with beads and other charms.

Each piece is completely one of a kind, and lets you sport a mini-gallery of memories, favorite places or faraway friends you want to keep close.

Finally, proof that you do lead a charmed life.

View the collection online at  www.gallerybymaya.com

Posted on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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