Discover New Designers: Erica Burns Designs
October 7, 2006
Last week I wore a pair of Erica Burns dangles, like this “Sky’s the Limit” pair, to an industry event. (Actually a “tea party” hosted by Emmy Rossum celebrating Lipton’s new Pyramid teas. She was wearing Derek Lam but that’s another post.) Getting a compliment in this crowd is a feat. And I’m almost positive that the compliments on my earrings were genuine, but in this biz one can never rest on her heels.
Erica Burns Designs uses many of the same gemstones that you see employed by independent jewelry designers. The difference is in the unique, sometimes just off-center shape of the pieces and the attention to color. Carnelian is my favorite stone, the pairing with smoky quartz is Smokin’ Hot with sophistication. A visit to the jewelry shop shows a designer who pays attention to trends (multi-strand chains, chunky necklaces, and heavy pendants) without sacrificing originality.
Find it: ericaburnsdesigns.com