The architechtural and industrial elements of Steampunk design are usually juxtaposed with its Victorian elements, drawing on the romantic styling of that ornate age.
In working with glass beads, stone and assorted chains or metals, artist Kelly LaPlante channeled the Victorian side of the equation as she created her elegant necklace of deep swirls and delicate amethyst beads,which can be paired with simple, matching drop earrings (sold separately).
Kelly is creating several variations of her original design, which so reminiscent of her ancestors generations that she chose to call the these related pieces “The Corinne Collection” after her maternal great-grandmother, Corinne Lefebvre. Corinne’s generation, native to Canada and more than two centuries ago to the Alsace-Lorraine region of France, were dressmakers, milliners, lace-makers and embroiderers working in and around Montreal in the Province of Quebec at the turn of the 20th century. Kelly and I attribute our various skills in art and design to those ancestral genes.
Watch for more additions to this romantic collection.