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Thorn + Grace Trunk Show

For one day only iD is excited and thrilled to showcase new work of Chicago artist, Brenda Dawn Jones. Her work has been featured in our showroom in the past in a two dimensional form, but now enjoy her work in wearable jewelry form. Meet Brenda in person and learn about her inspiration as you view, try on and purchase her one of a kind pieces.

Brenda fell in love with the transcendent nature of flowers 20 years ago working as a visual stylist. She learned working with flowers and organic nature in fresh ways invoked flower arranging as a powerful and calming medium in our daily aesthetics.

Her passion for flowers has crossed into her personal fashion and rooted a jewelry collection she has designed, created, and worn herself. Working with the lost wax process, Brenda Jones carves in great detail each piece of jewelry from hand mimicking each fold, crease, and stamen and then casts them in silver, bronze, and gold. Some of her pieces are encrusted with tiny diamonds reflecting the nature of early morning dew or a flower caught in the rain in her garden.  She sometimes collaborates with other talented artists to complete her vision. Her work embodies a surrealist perspective of nature and celebrates the beauty of imperfection. Jewelry pieces often capture the flower at different stages of life from bud to final bloom. Sometimes present in necklaces, bracelets, and rings are insects, birds, and others living among the floral and fauna.

Wear just one or layer them together as she does. Like nature, no two are alike and adds to the mystery.

Earlier Event: December 10
Holiday Open House
Later Event: March 30
Pop-Up Art Event