Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Tarina Tarantino x Kidrobot (or Finally Talking About Jewelry, Even if It's Not Mine)

Here's my little shrine to Tarina Tarantino x Kidrobot. Back in 2008, we visited the Kidrobot store in Soho (which, alas, has since closed) - I think the little Zoomies figures in the photo, which I borrowed from my son, come from that visit. I remember seeing fabulous quirky and colorful Kidrobot jewelry in the display case, but I had no idea who Tarina Tarantino was back then. I thought about that jewelry for YEARS after.  Actually, I'm still looking for that cute Zoomies necklace that was on display at the time.

I guess I've been living under a rock, because I've only recently discovered her work. It makes me cringe a little bit - in retrospect, all of those designs I was making at the time with skulls and flowers probably looked completely derivative.  On the other hand, thinking about it now makes me want to start making jewelry again.  I put a small order in at Artbeads last week - my first beading supply purchase in several years...