While dreaming of the marvellous collar necklaces of Marni Fall 2009 (DIY! DIY! DIY!), I found Katherine Woodropper's website and whoa...her work is amazing!
Her creations are truly unique, she has a sculptural approch to fabric and her jewelry creations made of silk ribbons, Swarowski cristals and beads are not flat 2D pieces but there are movement and life in her patterns!
Her inspiration come from fairytales and costume design, from wedding cakes, Victorian Lace and bejewelled snowflakes and her wonderfully dramatic collars clearly remind of Elizabethan ruffs but in a timeless and ethereal way.
I want them all!