Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Jaw Dropping Jewelry - History + Industry

When I recently saw a friend adorned in Irene Wood's Bird of Paradise necklace (pictured below), I instantly fell in jewelry love.  Irene Wood is the artist and designer behind History + Industry, an innovative, bold, and color conscious (local!) jewelry line that I can't get enough of.  Her general aesthetic is inspired by a cross between the ancient world and function and utility.  

Wood's line, History + Industry is a contemporary homage to old world glamour and royalty.  She has a lovely artistic description of her "subtle statement necklaces" in this line as well as the woman who she pictures wearing them, stating that they "[...] are extensions of their owner's inner strength, confidence, power, and originality."  She explains that, "By creating a platform of self expression, it is my hope that whomever finds connection with a particular piece seeks to imbue it with her own personal mythology.  That the necklace in a sense carries the folklore of each woman.  I want her to put on a necklace, make it her own, and feel beautiful."  

And how could you not in these pieces?!


Image of BIRD OF PARADISE
History + Industry Bird of Paradise Necklace - eye catching plumage for your decolletage!

Image of ISIS
History + Industry Isis Necklace - luminous, ethereal, and subtly powerful.

Image of MIDAS
History + Industry Midas Necklace - this necklace definitely has the Midas touch.

Image of ONCE AND FUTURE QUEEN
History + Industry Once and Future Queen Necklace - statement of a necklace.
Image of ZELDA
History + Industry Zelda Necklace - playful and precious, with a magical spark.

Image of EMERALD ACRES
History + Industry Emerald Acres Necklace - cascading colors synchronized shape shifting.

Image of EASTERN BLUEBIRD
History + Industry Eastern Bluebird - soft natural colors entrance the eye.

Image of VICTORIA
History + Industry Victoria Necklace - regal and demanding attention.

Image of WILMA'S ROCKS
History + Industry Wilma's Rocks - Flintstone fancy.

Image of PANTOMIME
History + Industry Pantomime Necklace - go bold and big and geometric.

Image of SEVILLA
History + Industry Sevilla Necklace - clean and tropical and beach babe glam.

Image of YELLOW BRICK ROAD
History + Industry Yellow Brick Road Necklace - Dorothy and Elton would approve.

All I have to say is I hope I'm the type of woman Irene Wood had in mind, because I am starting to save my pennies immediately for one of these...I'm thinking the Isis, but also smitten with the Midas.

Which is your favorite?

XX
C

Images and quoted material courtesy of History + Industry.

2 comments:

  1. The green one and Flinstone fancy are definitely my favorites! What fun necklaces!

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    1. I am officially obsessed! I think the first three are my faves, but I adore them all!

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