Friday, December 15, 2006
Just in time for holiday work parties, mulled wine soirees, family gatherings, pre-christmas cocktails, the big day itself and the impending New Years disasters comes a new line of jewelry ready to join the HQ family .....Nea!
Designed by Janick Gravel, Nea Jewelry officially began in August, 2006. In addition to working as a graphic designer with her own design company, Fonetik, Janick designs and creates all the items in the Nea line. As much as she loves graphic design, she wanted another creative outlet that could be all her own ... one in which no one could tell her "can you make that logo a little bigger, oh and add the website, oh and change that colour...oh and I need it by today at 3pm". Making jewelry filled the void, and Janick has been very happy with this discovery.
Janick likes to use a variety of materials, mixing various metals with quirky materials such as feathers, buttons, ribbons, and whatever little vintage details she stumbles upon.
We think her designs really reflect her experience as a graphic designer, they're linear, but with a handmade touch to them. Kind of like mixing vectors with hand drawings. We like it. We like it a lot!