Vanessa Gade is one of the designers at The Mission Statement and how I heard about the co-op in the first place. I met Vanessa at Appel and Frank in December. Many of the designers’ work at the show looked a lot alike that night, but Vanessa’s jewelry truly stands out. A graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Vanessa started making jewelry as a hobby but fell in love with the craft. She launched her line in 2007. The theme of her collection is variation on the ever-popular circle. I love the way she plays with asymmetry, mixed metals, and unique chain configurations. You can find her work at The Mission Statement or on her website.
A sneak peak at a pair of earrings from Vanessa’s upcoming spring collection.