Morden jewelry designer overflows with accessory ideas
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This article was published 05/11/2016 (2216 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
By far my favourite fashion component has to be the accessory. Accessories can be co-ordinated, sophisticated and luxurious, or quirky, colourful and fun. They can cost you a lot or a little, be subtle or outrageously bold and there really are no right or wrong ways to wear them.
For Little Mouse on the Prairie designer Tiffany Tilley — those sentiments ring true, especially when it comes to designing pieces for her collection.
“I struggle with trying to describe my design style,” Tilley says, laughing. “I’m very eclectic with my pieces. I don’t know if that says something about my personality or not. I feel like I constantly have 10 different ideas in my brain and only get around to one or two of them before I have 10 more completely different ideas.”
This is really great news for those of us who love to accessorize — the more dazzling and colourful options to personalize your style the better, I say.
If you’re not familiar, Little Mouse on the Prairie has an eclectic collection of baubles, pendants and earrings that range from vintage-inspired, to modern, to playful and fun. For Tilley, delving into the world of jewelry design is just something that made sense.
“In 2010, I was in a major transition period in life and thinking about what my next steps were going to be and what I needed in life,” says Tilley. “I realized that I’m someone who needs a creative outlet of some sort in order to function, so accessory designing just kind of felt like a logical step for me.”
And Tilley’s designs are truly creative. The collection includes cutesy floral stud earrings in an array of vibrant hues, macabre vintage-inspired cameo pendants — think skeletons and bones — and dangly earrings featuring iconic video-game characters.
I also really love her Manitoba pendant necklaces. These fabulous pendants are made from a blended polymer clay and formed into the shape of our great province — the ideal gift for the expat on your Christmas list.
Little Mouse on the Prairie will be available at the Annual Holiday Craft Sale in Morden today and at Raw: Verve at District Stop Dec. 1. You can also shop the collection online at littlemouseontheprairie.ca, or in person at Saddler’s Creekside Greenhouse in Souris.
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