Welcome to another instalment of 'Behind The Design'! In this series, I give you a peek behind the scenes into my design diary and showing you where the designs started!
Earring Sets Collection
The earring sets collection came from an idea I had when curating my own ear stack. Piercings have always been a huge part of S-kin's identity, and for me it was always a pride and joy to be able to show others my curated ear. Our collection of piercings and earrings got so large that, for someone to style their own ear from scratch, it was such an overwhelming task!
Then came the earring sets capsule we released in December 2022, which was so well received by our customers! I felt it was a solution to the problem of not knowing how to style your ear and set out to design pieces that are part of curated sets to make it easy to style any ear stack.
Clio Emerald Earrings Set
The first design in the collection was the Clio set - I wanted to create a green earring set with bedazzling emerald czs that would be a fun way to play with colour. Of course, true to my favourite way to design - I looked to vintage jewellery for inspiration. With beaded accents, pearl combinations, and cascading crystals, Clio was finally born!
Darcy Vintage Earrings Set
Darcy was the second set that I designed in the collection, and I wanted to incorporate a few of our best selling silhouettes. You can see a few of the pieces are inspired by our existing collection (Rei, Delia) as well as two new pieces that play on the milgrain setting that brings that vintage touch.
Lucille Flower Earrings Set
One of my favourite (and signature) motifs of S-kin is our puffy flower charm with a teeny diamond, originally released for Mother's Day this year for our infinite bracelets. I wanted to take this element and transform it into a spring-inspired earring set that created a sense of wonder and whimsical fairytale.
Marjorie Ear Cuffs Set & Ruth Minimal Ear Cuffs Set
It's not an earring set collection without ear cuffs! Ear cuffs are such a great piece to have to style with your stack because they require no piercings, and can hugely elevate a simple ear stack look. I created two ear sets with elements inspired by our existing collection (e.g. Bella Twist Hoops), with Marjorie being my version of a 'going out' set and Ruth being my version of an 'every day' set!
Don't forget to shop the earring sets collection below! Stay tuned for part 2 of this blog post as I go through the stud earring sets and our amazing Josephine hoop set!
Lots of love,