Sunday, May 24, 2009

Soulful Sunday - Looking Back to Look Forward

It never ceases to amaze that our society constantly looks back for inspiration. Now, that is not to say that it is a bad thing - after all, "You can't know where you are going, if you don't know where you've been," and all that. Still, when researching antique and ancient jewelry for inspiration for my new collection, I realized just how true this is: we are always looking back, even in our fashion choices. This, I have realized, also makes my job a little bit easier....Cool!

My new collection is called NeoAmour, or, NewLove. It is based on jewelry of the past, that I have redesigned for today's woman. This is not just any jewelry: this jewelry is based on what powerful women of the past would have worn. Jewelry that symbolized power, wealth, status. Jewelry worn by Queens, Empresses, First Ladies (you know I'm talking about Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis!), and others, to show that they were not to be trifled with. They were women, yes, but much more than 'just' women. These were the women who ruled front and center, or from behind the scenes, using all their intelligence and foresight to help their husbands and countries to overcome various struggles.
That is what we do today, is it not? We run our offices, businesses, homes, and sports teams. We run charity events, host dinner parties, travel all over the world to help others in need. We raise the next generation while working full time and looking fabulous. We are Women (hear us roar!)! We deserve to have beautiful jewelry that is made with strict attention to detail, with quality materials, that is limited in number - often one-of-a-kind - just like us!
Now you will have it.
Based on powerful women like Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis, Queen Elizabeth 1, Marie Antoinette, Boudicca the Celtic Warrior Queen, and many more.
Designed for you.
NeoAmour - You Deserve It!

I will be adding pieces to these new collections in my Etsy store as I finish each one. There are currently two sections with items from my new collection, based on Boudicca the Celtic Warrior Queen and on Marie Antoinette. Please visit often and tell me what you think!


  1. I can't wait to see where you take this new line of jewellery Megahnn! What a wonderful idea and such courageous and beautiful women to use for inspiration.

  2. Love the story behind your new line of beautiful jewelry Meghann! Can't wait to see more!

  3. Meghann - this necklace is just stunning and the write up is Superb!
    One of the best write-ups I have ever read, especially regarding jewellery - and in particular your very own beautifully and thoughtfully designed range!
    I would definitely think about including this description in every piece you have listed! I think it would really make an impact about someone's decision to buy :)
    love it! love your work!

  4. That's a brilliant idea for jewelry Meghann! You're going to have a hit on your hands with this line!

  5. I look forward to seeing what you come up with - I like the necklace you show at the top!

  6. Thank you all so very much!
    I'll be profiling the items I have finished currently, as well as trying to do 'during' and 'after' photos of projects currently on the go :)



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