| Post Bead Fest Love Fest | Dakota Stones and Candie Cooper - Loving Her Look
As we wrap up Bead Fest Philadelphia, we wanted to take a moment to
acknowledge how lucky we are to see how Candie Cooper uses in Dakota
Stones in her designs and classes. She's a great source of inspiration,
energy, and positivity, and Candie's personal accessorizing aesthetic
reminds us that there is no such thing as "too much jewelry".
Here are some of our favorite Candie Cooper looks from Spring/Summer 2017.
tasty confection is from a class Candie's been teaching, and really
brings out her mixed media aesthetic. Leather and Blue Crazy Lace Agate
are a perpetual winning combo with a laid back vibe- and Candie's use of
large hole beads and multiple leather strands results in a finished
piece with personality.
darling earrings are from a class Candie teaches using tools from
ImpressArt, and we love how textured metal (especially silver) makes
blues and greens wonderfully wearable with anything, regardless of
shade. This pair features matte Cuprite, and would be just as great with
African Turquoise, Sodalite, Bloodstone, or even Pyrite to keep them
the task of assembling this bracelet set for a kit Candie Cooper
showcased on JTV earlier this year for Dakota Stones. I tried to step
outside my comfort zone (which would have been the same stone on each
bracelet) and mix and match the stones and stringing pattern. It was a
fun creative challenge, much helped by the fact that Howlite, Jade, and
Sodalite play so well together.
shot is just ah-mazing and a combo you could conceivably see on Candie
in person on a regular day, because she's not only a jewelry genius,
she's a styling queen. There is so much to love in the collection as a
whole, as well as within individual elements. Obviously, we're quite
taken with how the Red Jasper, Lapis, Kambaba Jasper, White African
Opal, Olive Jade and Fossil Coral play in the whole
glass/metal/stone/Lucite combo. In addition to being the stuff layering
dreams are made of, this pic is proof that you can pair stone with
anything to make a collection uniquely yours.
Erin, Dakota Stones