Wrapped bracelets are all the rage. Indeed this ethnic style is a global trend and the trendsetting designer is Chan Luu. The Los Angeles based jewelry designer, originally from Vietnam, counts celebrities among her many fans. Count me in as one, too!
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The original inspiration for her now famous wrapped bracelet was an Indian man who wore a thread work bracelet that had been blessed at a temple to protect him. Check out this fun stop-motion animated video about her wrap bracelets.
Chan Luu travels extensively for inspiration as her collections are culturally influenced. Some of the posts on the Chan Luu blog reads like a travelog! This fascinating video shows her trip to India in preparation for her 2012 Spring/Summer collection. It features her visits to markets and shops with mind boggling choices! At about the 4.42 minute mark is her visit to a leather cord making factory - well worth watching if you have ever wondered where and how leather cord is made.
Check out this interview for more about this extraordinary trendsetting jewelry designer.
Before You Go:
- Great Wrapped Leather and Beads Bracelet Tutorials
- Multi-Row Wrapped Bead Bracelet Tutorial
- How to Make Macrame Jewelry Tutorials
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