Tribal inspired jewelry is still a huge trend. It's not hard to understand why because these designs are distinctly bold and colorful. Perfect for adding a visually stunning focal element for plain outfits.
|Luma Necklace on Anthropologie|
|Sol Pom Pom necklace on Anthropologie|
Nicole Akong was born and raised in the West Indies. After graduating from the University of Miami with a Fine Arts degree, she eventually settled in London, UK. Her creative journey began young - she was already sewing Barbie doll clothes by the time she was 10 and even wrote a novel in her teens.
She took her first jewelry making course back in 2008. It was just a one-day introduction to the craft but that was enough to get her hooked. Nicole said, "That day was the start of what quickly developed into an all-consuming passion, and soon all I was doing in my spare time was making jewelry. It became my ambition from then to start my own jewelry label."
After garnering a lot of attention with her distinctive designs, she eventually took a leap of faith and launched her first collection in the beginning of 2010. Her aim was to create a " go-to brand for stand-out, statement jewellery with serious high-fashion appeal." And she has. Her pieces are now sold through Anthropologie and boutiques around the world. Nicole also says she could see herself launching a clothing label in the future.
You can tell that Nicole was destined to be a designer of note right from the beginning because her earliest designs were already so different and gorgeous. Shown below are a couple of her feathered jewelry designs from her Luxe Be a Lady 2010 collection.
She definitely recommends statement necklaces for every woman. Taking notes, anyone?
Before You Go:
- How Karen Hill Tribe Silver Beads are Made
- Broken Fab's Triangular Beaded Tribal Designs
- Assad Mounser's Neo-Conquistador Jewelry Collection
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