Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A Stroke of Brilliance

Nora Logan's witty jewelry line, PDB--which stands for Pure Dead Brilliant--is full of bold statements and cheeky challenges.  In her collections "Who says cassettes are dead," she creates cassette tape charms and silver bangles emblazoned with song lyrics, resurrecting the long lost mixtape making device and giving it a new life, with a sense of defiance rather than sentimentality.  Alternatively, her "Diamond and Dagger" collection consists of pointy daggers and 3D metal diamond shapes and silhouettes that invite wearers to show off their exaggerated swag. Even though the line trades on a bit of tongue-in-cheek humor, the pieces can hardly be dismissed as kitch.  After viewing the collection in person, I was impressed by the attention to detail, and the quality of the pieces.  Many pieces appear to be digitally rendered with expert precision, and some of the most interesting pieces consist of moving parts, that add an extra bit of dynamism to pieces that are already full of charm and charisma of their own.


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