A reflection on the work of artist Jackson Pollock, the new collection aims to challenge preconceived notions of beauty.
Singapore, 26 March 2013 – Carrie K. Artisan Jewellery’s new collection ‘A Beautiful Mess’ will make its Singapore debut at fashion tradeshow Blueprint on 16 May 2013.
‘A Beautiful Mess’ comprising brooches, earrings, reversible cuffs, necklaces and lariats, is a reflection on the work of artist Jackson Pollock. Carrie K. hopes the collection will provoke a rethink of what is beautiful and precious through shapes usually disregarded as “a mess”.
The collection will be available at the Carrie K. Atelier and selected stockists from 1 June 2013 and will be priced from S$138 to S$418.
Recently showcased at Tranoi 2013 during Paris Fashion Week, ‘A Beautiful Mess’ puts the spotlight on the shapes of unsightly splatters and careless spills. The leather Splat pieces are double-sided and resemble accidental paint splatters in vibrant splashes of cyan, lavender and pink. Splat comprises a brooch and earrings, and reversible necklaces and lariat.
The leather Spill pieces are designed to “drip” down the neck and wrist when worn. They come in brightly coloured patent leather on one side and metallics on the other. Spill is available as bibs and cuffs that come in Black and Silver, Plum and Gold, Blue and Gold and Burnt Orange and Gold.
To complete the collection, Splat and Spilled rings will be available in the following finishes:
• Spilled Open Ring plated in Silver, plated in 14K Yellow Gold or plated in 14K Rose Gold
• Spilled Ring in Enamel finishing in Purple, Blue, Green, Black or Red
• Splat Ring plated in Silver or 14K Yellow Gold or Rose Gold
The leather pieces from this collection are handcrafted in Istanbul. Most of the pieces are reversible as they are specially treated to create different coloured, double-sided pieces.
“Carrie K. is an unusual marriage of artisan-crafted jewellery and playfully, provocative design for a very particular customer base. Blueprint attracts fitting and quality buyers from international concept stores who seek quality craftsmanship and unique designs” says designer Carolyn Kan, who is participating in Blueprint for the third time.
Images of A Beautiful Mess
About Carrie K. Artisan Jewellery
Carrie K. Artisan Jewellery marries artisan-crafted jewellery with playful provocation to challenge traditional notions of what makes something precious and desired. Celebrating imperfection and rejoicing in what is real, rather than what seems flawless, its collections are aimed at men and women who have a strong sense of self and express their individual style through the jewellery they wear. Each piece of jewellery is handcrafted the old way, with great time and care. Established in July 2009, Carrie K. won the ELLE Awards Jewellery Designer of the Year in 2010.
Carrie K. Artisan Jewellery is available online at CarrieKRocks.com as well as several stockists in Singapore. For a complete list, please visit: http://www.carriekrocks.com/CarrieK/Stockists.aspx
1. Measure your fingers at the end of day as your finger size will be different at different times of the day.
Fingers tend swell up during the course of the day as your blood pressure rises.
2. Measure your finger size 3 to 4 times to get a more accurate measure.
3. Your fingers might also swell if you are pregnant or if you are on medication. Take this into account when measuring your fingers.
Here are some tips on how you can measure your finger:
First, cut a cardboard strip measuring 0.5cm wide and 15cm long.
Then, wrap the cardboard around the finger to be sized.
Once it’s done, slide the cardboard up to the knuckle, as the ring must be sized large enough to able to slip off and on, over the knuckle.
Next, use a pen to mark on the cardboard where the long end overlaps.
Measure the mark from the end of the length of paper or string with a ruler.
Locate your ring size by locating your measurement against our size chart.
Should the measurement falls in between two sizes, we recommend that you choose the larger size.
|Inner Circumference||Carrie K. Size/ US, Canada, Mexico||UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand||Italy, Spain, Netherlands||France||Germany|
|46.8 mm||4||H||6.75||46 1/2||15|
|48 mm||4.5||I||8||47 3/4||15 1/4|
|49.3 mm||5||J 1/2||9.25||49||15 3/4|
|50.6 mm||5.5||K 1/2||10.5||50 1/4||16|
|51.9 mm||6||L 1/2||11.75||52 3/4||16 1/2|
|53.1 mm||6.5||M 1/2||13.25||54||17|
|54.4 mm||7||N 1/2||14.5||55 1/4||17 1/4|