We all need a pick-me-up every now and then. Johnny Nash recorded “I Can See Clearly Now” in 1972, singing about overcoming obstacles through the metaphor of dark clouds giving way to sunny skies. The Rain Is Gone interprets the song’s natural scene through nickel silver specially treated to appear as if a dark storm cloud is receding, allowing rainbows to peak through in its wake. Orli says, “What a great song to pick you up when you’re feeling down and out, and I knew I could achieve this special effect with the nickel silver, so I went for it, and it worked out beautifully!”
Some say the Sixties and the Seventies were the best of times. Some say they were the not-the-best of times. Pretty much all say they were also the colorful of times. Dramatic change affected everything, from society and politics to music, art, and fashion. Social movements reflected the progressivism of a modernizing global society, cultural movements reflected youth rebelling against older ideas and styles, and lively, striking color exploded everywhere. Costume jewelry packed with bright hues and bold beads became pervasive, the more audacious, the better. Kaleidoscopic pays homage to this massive rush of peace, love, and style with high-voltage shades and shapes and a distinct combination of both vintage and modern lines.