Tuesday, October 6, 2009

There’s just something about a tassel…

The Ancient Egyptians used tassels to decorate the tombs of their royalty, while in 17th century France tassels were a symbol of wealth and style and were incorporated into the costumes of the court at Versailles, in the 1880’s Napoleon Bonaparte’s throne was decorated with tassels and Hermes further encouraged the tassel trend by printing them on their famous scarves.

I have always loved tassels and when I saw the vintage Hermes scarf it inspired me to make something a little less traditional, than the traditional tassel. I combined various lengths and textures of chain and attached them to two large pieces of African hand carved bronze to create Tramonti’s version of the “tassel.” The “tassel” is attached to 27” of chain interspersed with faceted citrine. I like how you can wear this necklace as a belt, a double wrap necklace or simply a long necklace with one “tassel” looped over the other, and I won’t be offended if you decide to use it to tie back your curtains.

Monday, October 5, 2009

A new twist on something classic

At some point I think all of us wish we could wake up in morning, throw on a little black dress and a strand of pearls and pull it off like Holly Golightly… but in this day and age, that’s just not going to happen. It’s a good day when we can shower, grab a cup of coffee and pull our hair into a ponytail in the ten minutes before our appointments.

This photo of Audrey Hepburn inspired me to re-create a strand of pearls for the girl who’s always on the go. The strand is light and easy to wear and even goes with workout clothes (because let’s face it, we’re wearing those a lot more often than our little black dress)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Win this necklace!

Being Mrs. Cullins is sponsoring a give-away for Tramonti! You have from now until midnight on October 9th to enter for a chance to win this Tramonti Anchor and Chain necklace, brand new for Winter 2009. Click this link for details: http://kentandlindsey.blogspot.com/

Things I love today...

Today I am going to market and these pictures are my inspiration for new Tramonti designs!
Iwant the collection to...
Be wearable from Day to Night
With a touch of Edgy Glamour

And A LOT of color and texture!

Hopefully i'll have something new to show you tomorrow!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Falling for caramel

I really love this restructured camel coat from Blumarine… thank goodness it’s fall because camel and leopard is popping up everywhere! Stones in honey yellow always flatter. I’m currently looking to vintage Tramonti pieces like this one (circa 2007) for design inspiration.
You can pair a necklace like this one with your camel coat and one of fall’s mini dresses!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Shades of pink

I'm generally sad when summer ends, but this dress from Tibi's resort collection has me dreaming of winter getaways
... And excited for designing with lots of coral!

Tramonti Resort Collection available November 2010

Monday, September 28, 2009


I love green jade... I incorporated it into the Tramonti logo and of course I use it all of the time in my jewelry. I was excited to see that jade is also making headlines in the pages of vogue!

Jade Necklaces I made this weekend:

Both necklaces are part of the "anchor and chain collection" the anchor is the section of the necklace made up of jade stones and it detaches from the gold chain, making this piece three in one... A simple gold chain necklace, a jade necklace (if you choose to attach the jade anchor to it) and a gold double wrap bracelet!

Available on my website as soon as I have it up and running, I'll keep you posted