Ossis Collection ~ Launching Holiday 2013

July 12, 2013 § Leave a comment

Combining a hint of edgy unconformity with a sense of history and tradition, Ossis is a collection of vintage inspired jewelry, cast from sterling silver and embellished with 14k gold and gemstones.

Handcrafted Jewery by Jenne Rayburn

“The Bones” of the new Ossis Collection. Handcrafted Jewelry by Jenne Rayburn

Handcrafted Unique Hammered Cuff Bracelets by Jenne Rayburn

Handcrafted Unique Hammered Cuff Bracelets by Jenne Rayburn

Handcrafted Jewery by Jenne Rayburn

Handcrafted Jewelry by Jenne Rayburn

The word Ossis in latin means ‘bone’. In architecture we always talk about the structure or fundamental elements of an environment as the bones. For thousands of years, bones have been fashioned as tools, musical instruments, whistles and other objects of ritual use. The Medicine Person symbolically becomes a ‘Hollow Bone’, having shape-shifted into a vessel or channel through which a ‘Spirit’ can take action to guide or touch others. They are thinking, talking, and walking in the presence a Spirit and each action is a service to those who are gathered. Bones represent the foundation of self, attitude, relationship, and belief systems, and are symbols of death and rebirth. Some cultures use bones of different animals for purposes of scrying (usually chicken bones), or for ceremonial tools according to their spiritual or religious beliefs. The skeleton image or symbol in artwork may indicate the desire to reveal hidden issues; or break things down to the structural form, often representing that which we hide from others or ourselves. With so much history, nuance and meaning, Ossis was an irresistable name for this new handcrafted jewelry collection – stay tuned for new exciting introductions!

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Vintage Lucite Statement Necklaces

July 5, 2013 § 1 Comment

Our SoWa booth is awash in bright summer colors, with a new collection of vintage Lucite statement necklaces, fashioned from my huge collection of vintage beads and findings. Lucite makes a wonderful fashion accessory for several reasons. Foremost, Lucite is lightweight, making dramatic statement necklaces easy to wear. The colors still available from vintage stock are exotic and vibrant, making it a fashion accessory to compliment any style or outfit while letting your inner fashionista shine through. Be sure to stop by and try them on!

Vintage Lucite Necklaces by Jenne Rayburn

Vintage Lucite Necklaces by Jenne Rayburn

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Vintage Lucite Necklaces by Jenne Rayburn

Vintage Lucite Necklaces by Jenne Rayburn

Vintage Lucite Necklaces by Jenne Rayburn

Vintage Lucite Necklaces by Jenne Rayburn

Many women are afraid of bright colors, because they are worried that the color won’t be flattering or will draw too much attention. However, wearing a bright color that complements your eye color or skin tone can bring a glow to your face and a sparkle to your eyes resulting in a bold look that will make you look and feel terrific.

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