Erin Considine's A/W 2011 'Brass Datum' earrings
There are only a handful of jewelry designers who I feel bridge the realms of art and design seamlessly, and Erin Considine is definitely one of them. Erin's commitment to sustainable methods and personal craftsmanship makes every piece in her collection a work of art that one wants to collect and wear but also gaze at as an example of pure sculptural ingenuity.
Erin Considine's A/W 2011 jewelry collection
Erin Considine's A/W 2011 collection, photographed by the amazingly talented Shawn Brackbill, celebrates the marriage of fiber/textile traditions and recycled metals in a manner that completely pushes the potential of hard/soft and ancient/future design boundaries.
The artist's slowcrafting process is shared in the following words via her website: "(Erin) tests new textile construction methods with every collection, incorporating weaving, crocheting, and the Japanese braiding style of kumihimo into an ever-expanding roster of creation tools. Her metal forms are mined from the dregs of industrialism – whether it by repurposing dead-stock jewelry findings or sculpting models inspired by the antique metier."
I could not think of better holiday investment pieces for the season ahead and years to come. Erin Considine is one of the most original talents on the sustainable style frontier.
You can shop her new collection here and follow her blog here. Do not miss events and updates on the EC Facebook page as well. Stay tuned for more jewelry designer profiles throughout the course of this week.
All photos courtesy of Erin Considine /