taking a risk almost always creates something beautiful. hearing stories about how artist entrepreneurs (or any business owner for that matter) got started is always enlivening. why? because cookie-cutter living is just not so appealing. micah yancey (advertiser gone designer) is one of those ‘take the plunge’ kind of women, who’s warm and bright personality radiates through her designs because in them represents immense investment of emotion, time, and expression. it just so happens that fabulous earrings and necklaces are an overflow of her ingenuity, and for that we are the lucky ones.
bonbon jewelry encompasses one-of-a-kind handmade pieces that merge vintage, 14kt gold fill, and sterling silver findings. in addition to her use of high quality materials, micah aims to use a lot of negative space in her designs to honor the stones and allow them the attention they deserve. her stunning, yet simple creations are the perfect combination of classic yet trend-setting, simple yet eye-catching. translation: these beautiful pieces stand as an investment and statement-making piece. such contradiction is genius (no wonder she was nominated best designer in the people’s choice 2010 austin fashion awards).
fun fact: “i use a lot of beautiful, colorful, hand-picked gemstones in my collection; the jewelry reminds me of candy (‘bonbon’ means ‘candy’ in french).”
the most astounding part: the pieces retail for $38.00- $158.00. gift idea? duh. to peruse these fantastic pieces, go here: http://micahyancey.etsy.com