A week’s vacation to a snow-lover’s paradise was not my first choice after living through months of dirty gray skies… Little did I know a trip to Banff was exactly what I needed!
This gem in the middle of Alberta is a true gift from Mother Nature; and a perfect place for design inspiration. The magnificence of the mountains, trees and lakes capture your attention while providing a feeling of tranquility allowing you to open your mind to the possibilities of incorporating nature into design. I came back with a few gems of my own in the shape of jewelry designs for Spring 2017; here’s a sneak peek!:
Our daily gondola ride up the mountain never left you without a view but one thing that caught my eye was the uniform rows of trees covering the landscape with intermittent speckles of snow. It reminded me of stars in a night sky and one of our new necklace designs will feature clean lines with dots of sparkle.
Early wake up calls were met with crisp fresh air and watching the sunrise from behind the mountains. The peaks covered in a reflective blanket of snow magnified the pink, gold and blue hues in the sky providing a perfect backdrop to Spring’s new favourite bracelet showcasing faceted Swarovski globe crystals.
The brightness of the sun filled sky warmed you inside and out while amplifying nature’s colours among the contrasting shapes of sharp angled peaks and soft rolling valleys. The new pendant necklace may be my favourite yet as it absorbs and refracts light creating a perfect rainbow of colour to energize spring.
Who knew a little fresh air, sunshine and exercise could lead to an entire Spring collection! Follow us on social media or sign up for our newsletter to be the first to see Klas squared Spring 2017.