Monday, November 5, 2012
Jewelry design tour: Hong Kong
Hong Kong has bright lights, a polluted harbor, clothing stores, world-class restaurants and is bustling with millions of people. It reminded me of my home in NYC. :-) I loved it there!
Our Hong Kong designers were even nicer in person than over e-mail. It was great to put faces to the names of the people I had been working with for a year. And I was so busy, I barely had time to actually see anything other than the inside of the office! Our vendors were kind and took me out for dinner most of the time, since I had no idea where to go other than the hotel restaurant.
One night, my co-worker and I ventured out and took a funicular to the top of The Peak. We had dinner at the top, gazing down at the lights of the city and the sparkling water of Victoria Harbor. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, I can still remember sipping a glass of wine and feeling so small as we looked at this beautiful city.
This isn't my photo but it's similar to the view that night:
One of the neatest things I saw were the 'junk boats' which are fishing boats, out on the harbor. I felt like I had stepped back in time, or maybe went to the future where Kevin Costner ruled Waterworld.
Metropolis line was inspired by the beautiful modern buildings of the big cities I've visited, including my home NYC. This is one of my most popular ring designs in recycled mixed metals:
But sadly I had to move on to my next stop: Bangkok! To be continued...