I am so incredibly excited to share the Jean earrings with you all! These new beauties are a whimsical take on the classic hoop earrings that we all know & love, and I'm sure for most, were a staple accessory throughout our high school days! I used to obsessively wear a pair that were big enough to easily fit one's hand through - they were amazing. Hoops can be a bold statement, edgy, chic, yet still simple dependent on the shape & size you go for. I just love the variations and versatility. So much so that I decided to make a signature Cadette version.
The Jean Earrings draw inspiration from the one and only German-French artist, Jean Arp. His unique biomorphic shapes have an airy aura to them, which I'm repeatedly drawn to.
Jean Arp was a dedicated Dadaist - an art movement that was often referred to as 'anti-art', as its aim was to go against art's 'traditional aesthetics' at the time. Arp embraced irregularity & imperfection when producing his pieces, which called to mind navels, clouds & lakes. All beautiful forms of nature. It was also said that 'Arp's Dadaist art represented the fanciful and poetic', and I feel as though that couldn't be more true whenever I observe his work.
And so, I created the Jean earrings, an homage to the artist himself, and of course, lovers of the classic hoop. Any of you who, like me, find themselves drawn to the beauty of organic, abstract-like shapes, can indulge in this new addition to the line. I hope that you love them as much as I do!