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Birds of a feather swoop and soar in spring jewelry designs by Ginger13, mixing elements of metal, stone and wood. Prices range from about $27 to $57 for the handmade creations.
Isle jewelry line shines in Japan
Look for Japanese trendsetters to be sporting Ginger 13 jewelry in coming months.
At the recent Pool Trade Show in Las Vegas, a showcase for emerging designers, local designer Cindy Yokoyama's handmade jewelry line was a hit with buyers from Japan, who will be launching the line in Tokyo and Kobe this summer.
Designer fashion, jewelry, accessories and beauty products available at up to 75 percent off, with free massages and manicures:
» Place: The O Lounge, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd.
» Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 25
» Admission: $5 donation to benefit YWCA's Dress for Success program
» Call: 944-8436
» Note: Features Ginger 13, Roberta Oaks, Melia Conrad and several other local designers
Here at home, look for Ginger 13's Spring 2007 collection at boutiques like MisFortune, Bamboo Sky, CrazyBeautiful, Pineapple County, LUXI at Ala Moana Center, and Global Village Market in Kailua, with her summer designs due in May.
As befitting the spring season, metallic birds swoop and soar on silver- and gold-tone chains.
Mother Nature figures prominently in the collection with chains, bird charms and metallic feathers dripping with wood beads, seashells, polished agates and other semiprecious gemstones in a range of colors from apple green to rust.
"It's very feminine. There's a lot of girly stuff, but I still do funky," said Yokoyama, who still favors mismatched earrings and unexpected details.
Gold geraniums hang as pendants or earrings, pierced with dangling crystal beads and chains of varying lengths to reflect Yokoyama's love of asymmetry.
Prices range from $27 for a golden apple necklace to $48 for earrings, and about $45 to $57 for necklaces.
To make room for her new collection, she'll be offering jewelry from past collections, from $5 up, at the Women's Closet event at the O Lounge on March 25.