photos courtesy of lulu frost
We could not be more thrilled to introduce our exclusive Kaleidoscope Collection—a collaboration of color with some of the designers who’ve been with us since the beginning.
In the first of a series of interviews with the talented creators of these special pieces, we sat down with our good friend & Lulu Frost designer Lisa Salzer to find out how our Chroma Necklace came to be.
In your own words, describe the visual & emotional experiences of looking through a kaleidoscope.
I’ve loved kaleidoscopes since I was a little girl but back then I didn’t realize what exactly I was experiencing visually. Now that I’m older I imagine it’s close to the delightful sides of an LSD trip.
In designing for our Kaleidoscope Collection, you were asked to draw inspiration from the visions seen when looking through a kaleidoscope. Which elements of kaleidoscopic imagery did you attempt to capture in this piece?
I attempted to capture the way kaleidoscopes refract, bend and alter visual stimuli. I love how elements are broken up and repeated in unexpected ways, which is what I wanted to embody with this necklace.
Describe the construction & materials used to create your Kaleidoscope Collection piece.
I collaged together an array of delicate crystal components in a geometric configuration to give the feel of how light is reflected in a prismatic way. I then added layers of hand-painted touches to hint at the beautiful colors one can observe through a kaleidoscope.
Which of your own signature elements did you work into your piece?
I worked several signature elements into this exclusive piece; one being my love of vintage inspired crystals and the mixture of brass chain, which is key to the Lulu look.
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How did you choose the colors you’ve incorporated in your piece?
I was inspired to utilize bright neon colors of the rainbow and referenced Charm & Chain founder Ali Galgano’s gorgeous engagement ring with its plethora of precious gemstones in multi hued candy colors.
How do you find that colorful jewelry affects the wearer?
Colorful jewelry can brighten up the wearer’s day and certainly makes an impact on the people around her. I find I receive the most compliments when I wear colored jewelry.
Shop the entire Kaleidoscope Collection here.