Kate Miss Jewelry: Spring 2013 Collection

March 18th, 2013

May I introduce, the 2013 Spring Collection of Kate Miss Jewelry. Now available in the shop. All the juicy details below all these photos of babes.
















This collection took me a bit longer to release than it should have as it was a departure that involved a lot of learning, testing, experimenting, and other such exciting things that make me sound like a scientist. I wanted to take things up a notch this collection – pieces that were more unique in their materials and construction and more special. All the new pieces this season are hand formed and cut from metal clay and fired in my own kiln, sanded and polished with own two hands. They are laborious and they can be frustrating at times, but they are so rewarding and feel so substantial and I’m thrilled with them. The surfaces and shapes are geometric while at the same time organic – the clay results in a 100% bronze piece that is beautifully unique: not 100% perfect and a slightly textured look.

I’m still fixated on the idea of amulets – pieces for protection and luck, badges and shields. But I refined and refocused the idea from last season’s collection. I also really wanted to make the pieces in this collection adaptable to the different sizes of the people who wear them – the necklaces have an adjustable hand made bronze bead at the back of the suede that allows you to make them as short or as long as you need them to sit on your chest comfortably, and the bracelets accomodate a difference of 4″ in wrist sizes.

These are special pieces, and I know that they are substantially more expensive than what I’ve made in the past, and I know that I don’t need to explain why, but know that they each involve a lot of materials and time – so very much more than my other pieces in the past. Each piece is made to order and will take me a couple weeks to produce.

Lastly! (Are you still reading this novel??) The cast bronze bead necklaces are part of the permanent collection and a new one is coming soon, but the caster and I are solving a little puzzle of why the new shape keeps breaking in casting, so TBD on that guy. But the other ones are still for sale!

Ok, get over there. Spread the word? Thanks to my beautiful models: Cheryl NicholsZinzi Edmundson*,  and Alison Brislin and thanks to you, dear readers.

Photos by Kate Miss, taken with Mamiya 645AF with Kodak Portra 160 film.

*Zinzi also leant her amazing space in Mt. Washington for some of these photos!

 

16 Responses to “Kate Miss Jewelry: Spring 2013 Collection”

  1. Rebecca Says:

    March 18th, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Kate, the new collection looks amazing!!
    And as always I love your photography, such beautiful light and colors…

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  2. Renée Yoxon Says:

    March 18th, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Wow, these are beautiful. Congrats on the release of your new collection :)

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  3. Bre Says:

    March 18th, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Beautiful Kate!

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  4. Katie Wilson Says:

    March 18th, 2013 at 9:14 am

    girl, yes. These look great, the ladies look great, nicely done. Can’t wait to get my hands on one (and by that, I mean one on my wrist).

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  5. Francine Says:

    March 18th, 2013 at 10:38 am

    umm AWESOME. These are great. And I need more babes in my life who let me photograph them.

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  6. Girlie Blogger Says:

    March 18th, 2013 at 10:53 am

    You just taught me what amulets are – interesting pieces. Gorgeous necklace.

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  7. Monica Says:

    March 18th, 2013 at 11:06 am

    These are beautiful!!!!!

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  8. cinthya Says:

    March 18th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    What a great collection Kate. Really stunning in its sophisticated simplicity.

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  9. Tara Says:

    March 18th, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Really beautiful! And don’t apologize for the price increase. Anyone with a brain will know that these are worth the extra money. Also, I love the amulet idea. Very personal.

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  10. mosey Says:

    March 20th, 2013 at 7:07 am

    Both the collection and the photos look awesome!

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  12. Kerry Says:

    March 22nd, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    These are really beautiful. Congratulations. I love, love, love the bracelets!

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  14. Inge Says:

    April 1st, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    These are gorgeous! I really love their shapes and the combination of bronze and leather.

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  15. Alicia Says:

    April 3rd, 2013 at 9:24 am

    I just came across your blog today and am randomly scrolling through it. I needed to stop at this post and say I LOVE THIS STUFF! So beautiful, I’m now following you :)

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  16. Adela Says:

    April 9th, 2013 at 12:44 am

    love the bracelets! and the whole collection. wonderful job, i just randomly found your blog/line, and i really enjoy it!

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