Happy Friday friends! We are very much looking forward to the weekend. You see we have our product photo shoot for our spring/summer 2014 Pura Vida Resort collection. This collection will be available for sale exclusively on our site at the end of this month.
There are several colour combinations that this collection entails…all inspired by Costa Rica, the culture, the flora and the fine folks. We wanted to give you guys a sneak peek at one of the colour combos for our SS14 collection, which is TIDE-dyed…yes, a play on words. Below you will see the muse for this calming colour combination.
Enjoy this short video of Costa Rica - the inspiration behind our SS14: Pura Vida Resort collection, featureing 3SHAHS' designer, Shah Emily Noaman.
With winter nearly behind us, and the sun flirting through the silver clouds, we are feeling pretty mighty, even a bit like royalty. Our featured pick this week is "Duchess of Twilight" - reminiscent of royalty in both name and colour.
This 38" necklace can be adorned in four varying styles (as seen below as well as in the picture above). The material consists of coin polished agate, round faceted fuschia & Westminster purple agate, matted black carved wood bow, round faceted lavender, blueberry & bermude purple acrylic, pewter acrylic disco ball, textured star spacer, faceted silver crystal, oversized link gunmetal chain & lobster clasp.
Celebrate the end of winder in style and remember...
"Time waits for no-one including Cinderella,
so embrace the every moment."
Since the time of the ancient Greeks, the effect of colours upon one another has been studied and debated by the likes of Alkmaeon of Croton, Plato and Aristotle. Fast forward a thousand years to the Italian Rennaissance and noted polymath Leonardo Da Vinci, was giving much thought to colour and its uses. Colour theory was further enlightened in the 17th century by the objective efforts of Sir Isaac Newton, the creator of the first colour wheel. The colour wheel is the range of visible light; it contains the primary colours (red, blue and yellow), the secondary colours (purple, orange and green, which are mixes of the primary colours), and the six tertiary colours (mixes of the secondary colours).
Of these dozen shades, the complementary colours are the ones on opposite sides of the wheel. Complimentary colours were used potently by painters like Monet, Renoir, Cezanne and most often by Vincent Van Gogh, evident in his famous paintings "Night Cafe" and "Starry Night".
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's more subjective study of colour the following century led him to believe that colour had psychological effects, that it touched our emotions, an assertion that is now accepted fact. Below are some colours, their related emotions and logos of companies within those colours. It is interesting to see the message each company is implying through their colour branding.
Designers have used these colour tips for countless years and 3SHAHS jewellery designer, Shah Emily Noaman is no exception. She is intimately familiar with the principles of colour theory and how they are used to create vibrant designs and pieces.
“Nature is my muse. If you observe the colours that nature provides, there are countless combinations...now this is heaven to me.” ~ Shah Emily Noaman
At 3SHAHS, we are always striving to provide unique, dynamic and brilliant pieces for your wardrobe. Whatever your desires, let us help colour your world with accessories.
Famous Greek philosopher Aristotle mused long ago, "What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies." To commemorate such a unique and incomparable bond, the formerly ubiquitous friendship bracelet has returned and is a hot fashion trend for 2014.
These charming bracelets are made from varying materials, from knotted string to wooden beads and given to a close friend. It is worn as a sign of everlasting friendship. Popular back in the 1970s, these colourful unifying bands are generally believed to have originated with the aboriginal peoples of Central and South America.
These bracelets convey the character traits of your friend and you – through themes/hobbies (for example dolphins, music or feathers) and colours. Sometimes people choose their favourite colours while other times they may base their colour choice on the meaning of the colour(s)!
At 3SHAHS, our Essence of Bohemia collection features some wonderful pieces that could be given to that prized person whose friendship you value so much. Bracelets like Peaceful Vibes, Caprice Love, or Helping Hand would be an ideal gift. And of course, 3SHAHS would be delighted to custom craft a unique wrist ornament for your special friend and you. For a custom order, simply shoot us an email.
We thank you kindly for your business, your unwavering support and most importantly, your friendship.
With just a couple of days to go before Valentine's day, we thought that it would be appropriate to feature something RED! This week we have featured two pieces from our Spring/Summer 2014 Collection: Pura Vida | Resort. This Collection will be available online mid-March.
Here is where we need YOUR help! Our contest is simple, help us name this Cocktail ring and come up with a positive slogan to go with it! What do you win you ask?!? The winner will get a $50 credit toward our jewellery.
At 3SHAHS every piece of jewellery has a unique and fun name as well as a positive slogan. Our team, led by David Couttie, gets very creative. Using the colours, material, resemblance and collection the piece belongs to, and brainstorm these catchy names and quotes. For example, our second RED Valentine's feature of the week is this "Scarlet Tanger" Necklace. Because of it's colour and the collection it belongs to - Pura Vida, which is inspired by the Costa Rican life. The positive slogan for Scarlet Tanger is: Be a brilliant bird and fly toward your dreams.
Scarlet Tanger is one of the many stunning birds in Costa Rica
To enter the contest simply get creative!! Once you have come up with a name and positive slogan for our cocktail ring, shoot us an emial here. Contest closes on Valentine's day at 6:00 p.m., we will contact the winner by email on Monday February 17th.
Godspeed!! And an early Happy Valentine's Day to you.
Photo Credit: Matthew Studbaker