What do aspiring jewelry designers daydream about? I can venture a few guesses…
- A) See your jewelry rock the runways at New York Fashion Week for a major designer
- B) Go bi-coastal and rock the runways at LA Fashion Week too
- C) See your jewelry on a rock star performing on Good Morning America
- D) All of the above
Keren Peled of Keren Jewelry must be pinching herself because these daydreams have become reality in the last few years. Plus, she has received great fashion press coverage and achieved international product distribution. Wow!
Keren Jewelry’s trademark style is a blend of macrame knotting and intricate mesh wirework. She creates delicate and ethereal pieces of gold filled, sterling silver and gemstones. Her collections are inspired by anthropological periods in the history of jewelry.
My personal favorites are Keren’s cuff bracelets which brilliantly merge hammered frames with crocheted wire mesh. They are the perfect accessories for the latest bold cuff trends. Watch the runways, I think there is a lot more Keren Jewelry to come.
Keren Jewelry was a finalist in the 2006 Jewelry Design Business Development Grant Competition sponsored by Halstead Bead Inc.