Sometimes a piece of jewelry can be transformative.
Such is the case with Silver Cocoon. Just put on a pair of bright earrings or an elegant cut-out wood-grain necklace and witness any old outfit (a tee and jeans) turn into a look that can fly.
The line, designed by Tia Salmela Keobounpheng of Minneapolis, is best known for laser cut acrylic and wood, but she's also now playing around with leather and felted wool. The pieces artistically echo mostly natural, amorphous shapes -- she's inspired by beehives, honeycomb and even her son's toys.
The overall company, which is a partnership with her husband Souliyahn Keopounpheng, an architect, encompasses architecture, art, interior design and the jewelry. They came up with the name because silver has a modern connotation and cocoon has to do with weaving, threads and crafts. And they have a 1966 Airstream Camper, which fits perfectly and poetically.
So don't miss your chance to see Silver Cocoon really hatch.
Silver Cocoon trunk show at Danish Teak Classics (Northurp King Building, 1500 Jackson St NE, Suite 277, Mpls., 612-362-7870), Saturday (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Jewelry always available at the Walker Art Center (1750 Hennepin Av. Mpls), Gallery 360 (3011 West 50th St., Mpls., 612-925-2400) and online at etsy.