Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Native Fruit Inspires Jewellery Line

Tribune Features Reporter

UNDER the slogan “Reaching Into A New You” always in mind, local designer Ria ‘Ri Nu’ Newbold’s authentically hand sculptured jewellery and fashion accessory line is growing stronger year to year.

Inspired by Bahamian fruits including seagrapes, sugar apple, hog plum, scarlet plum and tamarind, Ms Newbold said all pieces are made by her personally. She said it is a process that is very tedious and time consuming.
“There are some pieces that maintain the inspired fruit colour and texture.

However, there are some pieces where the colours are different. But the shape of the inspired fruit remains the same. I have also made some of these same shapes with the colours of the Bahamian flag: gold, aquamarine and black,” said Ms Newbold.

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