M33Ms jewelry to debut at Fishcake
All photos by Emiko Miyazawa.
Sure, Internet memes are fun, but you'd rather follow something with a little more staying power. Time to meet your newest obsession: M33Ms jewelry, launching tonight at Fishcake.
There are no online references here; instead, designer Emiko Miyazawa takes inspiration from raw shapes and lines to create unique sterling silver pieces with artful elegance and versatility. (M33Ms is a combinaton of her nickname and favorite number.)
Fall for a Split Crystal Pendant that channels a closely guarded secret, swinging open to reveal a tiny embedded diamond and logo, or, for $5 per letter, your own stamped initials. Marvel over the idea that a Triple Rivet Ring, shown right, can also be worn as a knuckle duster.
The 27-year-old sands, solders and welds everything herself - a reflection of her experience as an assistant jewelry designer in Los Angeles and her internship with locally-based custom fine jewelry designer Jason Dow.
So forget fleeting fads. Miyazawa's debut collection leaves a lasting impression with designs like the Tribangle, a delicate, round bangle fused with triple-edged sections, hexagonal pendants set with soft green chrysophrase cabochons, and studs that connect double-pierced ears. Think classic, everyday pieces with unexpected twists.
McKayla Maroney would be impressed.
M33Ms launch party and reception takes place tonight, 6-8 p.m., at Fishcake, 307C Kamani St. Pieces range from $25-$500. For more information, visit M33Ms' website or follow m33msjewelry on Instagram.
Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 in Permalink