Oct 14, 2010
In one of my other lives I design jewelry. This commission presented a real challenge. A friend brought back several small matryoshka type dolls from Russia and wanted earrings and a necklace made from them. This client is always color coordinated, even to her tennis shoes when she wears them. And she usually prefers very simple jewelry. What to do!? I finally decided simplicity wouldn't work with these. The dolls themselves are ornate and incorporate many colors. I chose to add colors and textures. The client loves the set and wears them with plain colored sweaters.