It's been a busy season here at Abacus Row while I've been working concurrently on three separate bodies of work. Finally today, I have the pleasure of introducing the Observations Collection. This body of work is very exciting for me to release, by comparison, these designs are far more structured than the rest of the Abacus Row line. Observations necklaces and bracelets were created through a process of experimentation that felt both divergent and pleasing in their contrast to the romanticism that is present in many Abacus Row collections. Each of the 8 designs features forms that hold their shape and yet feel almost liquid in nature while gracefully draping across the body.
Pieces work with simple lines and shapes created in circular form to develop a structured yet delicate aesthetic. Collectively, I see the pieces as having a planetary feel due to the celestial and iridescent colors featured as well as the orbital gold spheres which delicately glide along bead work. To give an ode to this inspiration each of the designs is named after an observatory, hence the collection name, Observations. The materials used in the collection are high-quality Japanese glass beads and 14k gold-filled beads.