wynWOOD : collaboration

A match made on instagram, I found Jenn  (@jennsnails) and immediately fell in love with her work. Jenn, a fellow Myrtle Beach native, is an artist that does some of the most detailed paintings on the smallest of canvases…nails. We became insta-friends :) and a January trip to Miami inspired me to reach out to her for a jewelry collaboration project.

One of my all time favorite spots in Miami is Wynwood, a neighborhood north of downtown Miami bursting with color and graffiti from world-renowned artists. No bare wall exists in this community and for a little artist with big dreams from South Carolina, it’s a little slice of heaven.  Wanting to translate those colors into jewelry, I immediately thought of Jenn.

Wooden bangles became the canvas and I gave Jenn a little direction and a lot a freedom to create one of a kind little works of wearable art. She has an incredible eye for quirky color combos and a steady hand for the straightest of lines. The former architecture student in me (got my B.A. in Architecture from Clemson back in 2007) envies the geometries that come from Jenn’s artistic mind. A lovely collaboration was born from the “painted wooden bangle experiment” and Jenn and I couldn’t be happier with the result.

Yesterday my dear friend, Allison from Savvy Alli Photography took our collaboration pics and I am just dying to see them! The wynWOOD collection will soon be for sale online and then will be off to Charlestion Fashion Week to make their debut. We hope you love them as much as we do! Here's a little sneak peek...