Erickson Beamon

Spring/Summer 2009

Erickson Beamon, comprised of designers Karen Erickson and Vicki Sarge, bring over thirty years of combined experience designing jewelry to their Omniscient collection for Atelier Swarovski. Inspired by traditional beaded African Maasai jewelry, the designers reinvented the ancient designs using Swarovski crystals. Comprised of two halves, a narrative as much as a collection, designs are at play with metaphors and roles within duality. The collection is split between the pale, reflective shades of the Angel pieces with their powder green and pacific opal crystals, and the darker tones of their Demon counterparts, which use jet and hematite.

"Combining crystals with Maasai concepts is a very powerful statement."

— Erickson Beamon

When they first strung beads and crystals onto suede to create makeshift jewelry for a fashion show, Karen & Eric Erickson could not have imagined that they were taking their first steps to becoming internationally celebrated jewelry designers. Yet their necklaces were a sensation and over the years the duo have worked with houses such as Chanel, Givenchy and Dior to create jewelry for the catwalk. Their continuing success has taken them to London where, with the help of Vicki Sarge, the Erickson Beamon retail store bring their wildest fantasies to jeweled life.

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