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!