Monday, January 3, 2011

Stupendous Stones

"Topaz doesn’t reflect light like a diamond, it gathers light as if it were a secret to be kept.”  
Mark G. Harris

How to start the new and shiny year? With a celebration of the neck. Ever since Mattel gave the Barbie doll her legendary wardrobe chock full of accessories such as graduated pearl and pearl drop necklaces, and even sparkling bead chokers, the world of fashion dolls has not been the same. Mark G. Harris, head designer at Mode de M (M as in Mark) has taken Dolldom by storm with his exuberant designs using real gemstones as well as gold beads and findings. This is real jewelry, ladies and gentlemen, and Mr. Harris has created it for real dolls. The innate beauty of the natural stones is highlighted by Mark's expert play with color and scale. Our model, a Number Three Barbie doll in her stark Solo in the Spotlight gown, is the ideal backdrop for this celebration of color and texture.

A classic presentation  of emeralds and gold, this expressive design will go with everything, even under a white cotton button down shirt. 

Amorous Amethyst
Turquoise, baroque pearls, gold and grand amethyst create a garland of love and a most regal statement. 

Tourmaline Treasure
Grand marriage of colors. Apatite, Australian jasper, tiny faux pearls, gold beads, and pink tourmaline compose a melodious salute to nature.

Vintage Orbs 
Vintage cloisonné beads add depth to this arrangement of gold beads and faux petite pearls.

Red, white and blue! Rubies, rock crystal, and lapis lazuli will ignite the evening with sparks of color and light. 

Timeless Topaz
 Fit for a princess, this exquisite palette of turquoise, gold and white topaz briolettes is soft and eternal, like blue skies after a spring rain.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, your photographs are so exquisite, thank you for this!

    Mark : )