What a lovely surprise being featured in some press about my label Clutch Jewels and Haiku Studios! The following excerpt was taken from an Assignment Fashion article about Clutch Jewels as well as some of my fellow Designers like Kim Cathers Project Runway Alumni & Designer of Kdon Clothing!! Me & Kim rockin the Haiku Studios Industry Party.
Last Thursday night, me and Alicia Arruda ventured to Haiku Studios at 644 Kingsway in Vancouver. Continuing on from Alicia’s take of the place, I found some designers quite intriguing myself. We didn’t know what to expect coming in, frankly I was expecting something much bigger like a trade show kind of feel. So to my surprise when we arrived, the teeny tiny boutique style shop was open to the street and was very welcoming. In fact, the first person to welcome us in was jewelry designer Mary Craig. She was inviting with a warm smile, and lead us to her designs: Clutch Jewels
. She had center stage with a table near the front, and immediately I fell in love with her ingenious designs.
We all love jewelry, but who knew you could make it so practical. With Mary Craig, she makes necklaces
that can contort from short to long in a matter of seconds due to her multi-levels of where to clasp the necklace together. Some even use a ribbon, which can give you a tiered look as well. Not to mention, she also has a vintage line where she refurbishes old pieces into new and reinvented that makes them modern and classy; I figured this out when I thought one of her necklaces
looked an awful lot like one of my grandmother’s pieces that I kept. And to top it all off, Mary even offers a bridal collection, that I yet have to see (I see a future story for our bridal site here!).
Mary Craig with her table filled with her collections, Clutch Jewels / www.ClutchJewels.com
Just when I thought I saw it all, I came across these babies; when I asked Kim Cathers whose they were, she nodded towards Mary Craig. By far, one of the highlights of the studio, I’ve tried looking for something similar to these, but they are a hard find. May come back for one headpiece.