Thursday, November 25, 2010

Nouveau Culture Jewelry by Lai Russell

One of the perks of participating in bazaars and trade shows is getting to know talented Filipino artisans and marveling at their handmade creations. Being a huge supporter of handmade products, I never tire of seeing what Filipinos can come up with every year.

I've know Lai for a good two years, we'd always bump into each other at bazaars most especially at the Us Girls Bazaar which used to be held at Eastwood. A few weeks ago, I bumped into him again at the Zonta bazaar in Alabang.

Lai creates magnificent wire art jewelry by hand. So magnificent were his creations that his booth stood out from the other vendors selling clothes, knick knacks and other typical bazaar gift items. I took jewelry classes myself but his sheer hardwork and talent is amazing. Let me show you what I mean:

Paisley Bib Php 4,500
This Paisley Bib is my hands-down favorite -- I love the turquoise stones and the spirals. This piece is just stunning.

Circles Bib Php 4,500
Silver Bib Php 3,500
Aside from his signature bibs, Lai also creates bangles adorned with semi-precious stones for his discerning clients:

Tiger's Eye Bangle Php 800
Turquoise Bangle Php 900
Since there were clients requesting for specific designs and color combinations, Lai also made customized pendants on the spot. He made this beauty in only two hours:

These gorgeous eye candies will surely make you stand out and add dramatic elegance to your outfits. Obviously these don't come cheap as Lai uses only the best semi-precious stones and wires to guarantee that his pieces will stand the test of time, not to mention numerous parties. Plus, you can't put a price tag on amazing talent like his.

If you want to have your own custom-made jewelry or score these one-of-a-kind pieces, you may contact Lai through the following information:

Lai Russell - 0906.4683701
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  1. Ooh, I want that Tiger's Eye bangle! And it's so affordable ha!

  2. @Mara: He also creates jewelry for Kat Corpus at PFW :)