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Karin Wilzig. A woman with a clear creative vision. She is a woman who plays many roles: wife, sister, daughter, friend and entrepreneur. It’s very difficult without writing pages of what she has created, but if I could sum it up in a sentence, which is really difficult, because she has accomplished so much. This is what I would say. She creates her world around her and in everything she touches turns to success, including : A beautiful marriage, children, restaurant, friendships, art, sculpture, homes and now her new jewelry line, Winisha.
I’ve known Karin and friends with her since we first met at FIT back in the 80’s, going to school to learn everything we could about the world of fashion. We’ve both come along way down that road. I remember summers where we would sit around for fun we would make jewelry, handbags etc. She taught me a lot. And while I could write so much about her as a fabulous woman, but I am here to talk about her new , sexy, wearable jewelry line, Winisha Fall 2012 collection. The jewelry line is named after her daughter Winisha and the new collection is called ” Raw Glamour”.
All of the pieces are handcrafted and assembled with no sewing machine in TriBeca, NYC. Everything is handstitched and hand cut lacing. I know, I’ve seen her do it in person. It is amazing to watch, she knows precisely how to cut and twist and tie it all comes naturally to her.
The materials she uses include: lambskin,cowhides, harness leather, natural stones and brass findings.
Honestly, I love so many of the pieces that is has been very difficult to edit and share with you the top chic picks, but here is my overview of her custom leather designs.
First mini collection: “On The Rocks”
This is my absolute personal favorite, so I”m starting off with this gorgeous, brass collar with large geode necklace.
This one is super chic too! This necklace can be your signature piece for Fall.
Karin can create the necklace featuring the geode as the centerpiece, or with her intensive handstiching, create a gorgeous leather frame with fringe surrounding the geode, to give it a bit more attitude.
Everyone seemed to be inspired by crystals this Fall, and this gorgeous 4 inch clear crystal wrapped in lambskin leather will bring you good luck all year-long.
Karin works with other materials such as brass here is a great signature piece. And yes, all the feathers are hand fringed by the artist herself.
Clutches are a major trend this fall, and this one is gorgeous with the brass closure, all hand whipstiched.
There is so much more to share with you, her other mini collections include: Neutrality, Blackout, and Strung Out. So go here to view it her website: http://www.winisha.com
Before you stop reading there is more……
Cuffs are all the rage and her designs are like nothing else out there in the marketplace. There are so many, I’ve shown them in the gallery along with all of the rest of her delicious designs which include: earrings, rings, and handbags.
To buy on-line go here for her online etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Winisha
Since all of her items are handmade, they are limited in quantity. So go shop now. And Karin is also available for any custom work, her contact info is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Until we speak chic again, – Jill Siefert