Tuesday, November 24, 2009
The December issue of Jewellery Business Magazine just arrived, and we love the cover!
The beautiful Donna Feldman is wearing select 18k Yellow pieces from Pamela Froman's "Crushed" Collection:
"Abstract Crush" Earrings
"Sentimental Crush" Locket* on Lambskin Leather Cord
"Medusa's Crush" Cuff
and "Crushed Heart" Ring
*this one-of-a-kind Locket was recently sold, but Pamela has plans to make a new unique version of this piece.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Pamela Froman is bringing her award-winning fine jewelry to Hummingbird Jewelers in Rhinebeck, NY, this Thanksgiving Weekend. If you're in the area, stop by and say, "Hi!" Maybe you'll even discover your new Crush for the holidays...
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
We just saw the new JQ Magazine, their special "Ten Trends 2010" issue, and Pamela's designs are used to illustrate two of the trends!
#2, Unique Materials, shows Pamela's "Wrapped Cap" earrings with Lapis Lazuli and Diamonds. The Lapis earring is a one of a limited edition, but each pair is unique; some of the stones are flecked with gold! This earring style is also available with Rutilated Quartz, and other one-of-a-kind gems. The Pamela Froman Fine Jewelry Collection includes two other earring cap styles as well, most of which are one-of-a-kind!
#8, Symbolism, shows Pamela's beautiful "Ombre Gothic Cross", which "fades" from 18k White to Green to Yellow, finishing in a rich 22k; this particular piece is set with a deep red Garnet.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
The November issue of Fine Jewelry News just came out, and it features a great article about Pamela Froman! For those of you who don't have a subscription to this fabulous newsletter, I've transcribed the article below.
Designer Spotlight: Pamela Froman
by Jodi Goldberg
Imagine working every day in a studio that looks as if it’s sailing into the sky, ﬂooded with natural light and ﬁlled with the soothing sounds of exotic birdsong and gently babbling fountains. That’s exactly the inspired setting where Pamela Froman pours creativity, joy, and a sense of well-being into each of her one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. She even has a plush, carpeted area for her four-year-old son, Hudson Elijah, to play while she dreams up new designs. Hudson’s picking up a thing or two from his mom while he plays. “This past Mother’s Day I had to follow a trail of Hudson’s dinosaurs and plastic bugs to my present,” Pamela recalls. “It was a sweet surprise. He made me a necklace with beads on it. I guess he is following in his mother’s footsteps, sort of!” Spoken like a daughter who followed her own mother’s artistic footsteps. “One of the most important ingredients in my love for art is my mother, Ann Froman,” the designer shares. Pamela’s mother is a renowned artist whose sculptures have been displayed in museums and galleries all over the world. Ann got her start as a shoe designer, and Footwear News’ fashion editor-at-large, Vivien Infantino, recalled meeting Ann and baby Pamela during an interview in the artist’s home years ago: “We were in the kitchen and [Ann] was making cereal for her baby and I remember that there were little ﬁgurines of clay everywhere. She was always sculpting.” Pamela’s own work has a wonderfully weathered, beautifully battered look with a rough-meets-reﬁned feel. “I love irregular surfaces,” the designer explains, “so most of my pieces are textured with a special hand-hammering technique I call ‘Crushed.’” Combined with a satin ﬁnish created on a customized wire wheel, the Crushed texture gives a much softer, more feminine feel to the metal. Pamela worked with a jeweler/caster to painstakingly mix a signature palette of gold alloys that are muted and soft and look harmonious when she uses them together. “The colors of the metals are very important to me. I love to use 18k yellow, pink, and green gold with beautiful stones to create a contemporary look that can be worn with designer jeans on the weekend, or with a designer gown on the red carpet.” Pamela’s had the good fortune to be showered with awards and accolades from nearly every corner of the jewelry and fashion industry. This past June, Pamela was honored at the 2009 Couture Design Awards with the “Best in Bridal.” Her winning entry, the beautifully alternative “Crushed Mélange” bridal suite, is crafted from 18k pink, white, and green gold with sparkling diamonds. The engagement ring features a unique opalescent milky diamond, which not only adds to the visual appeal of the ring, but is also less expensive than a colorless diamond of similar size. At last year’s prestigious Town & Country Couture Design Awards, also known as the Oscars of the jewelry industry, Pamela was awarded the “Best of Gold” for her stunning Gothic Harlequin Cross pendant. It features a beautiful aquamarine cut in the shape of a cross, and the back of the pendant is as beautiful as the front, with detailed scroll cut-outs surrounding the designer’s signature “PF” logo. Although an impressive roster of celebrities have a “Crush” on Pamela’s jewelry, she’s less concerned about who’s wearing her jewelry than how it’s being worn. “Two people can wear the same piece and it will have a completely different look,” Pamela says. “I feel strongly that individuality is the underlying theme of beauty.” Pamela’s hip yet timeless pieces are made to be worn and treasured for generations to come. “I believe that the more a piece is worn the more beautiful it is because it becomes part of the person’s essence.”
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Pamela and I are excited to be traveling to beautiful Sedona, AZ for a Trunk Show at Geoffrey Roth! The event is this Friday and Saturday, with a special Artist's Reception Friday night. We hope to see you there!
Geoffrey Roth Gallery is located Under the Bell Tower in Tlaquepaque, Sedona, AZ, 86339