Quality of Style: Claudia Kussano

The words “magic, sophistication, and modern” describe the jewelry designs of Claudia Kussano. When the elements of the Earth, an artist’s eye, and a maker’s mastery are combined, the quality of style is evident.  Aligning with the values of Swankety Swank, Claudia  seeks to evoke a symbiotic awareness of the world and our spiritual surroundings. See her work in the following images by Mercedes Abraham on Tiffany, our Brand Ambassador and my photos on the visit to Claudia’s beautiful shop in the Mission.

Tiffany wears the Fairy Labyrinth Necklace by Claudia Kussano and Swankety Swank hemp LBD.
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Claudia in her Jewelry Atelier at 591 Guerro St. in The Mission District of San Francisco.
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Earth and art with a modern flair showcase the retail windows of Claudia Kussano Jewelry Atelier.
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Earrings by Claudia Kussano on Swankety Swank Brand Ambassador Tiffany Marie.

Shop Swankety Swank and Claudia Kussano online. Visit her bricks ‘n mortar at 591 Guerrero St in San Francisco. XXOO Yabette

Hemp goes Hi Tech: Fashion Preview and Art Show

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This fantastic event is giving me life! Join me for a night of luxury, glamour, and glorification of the plant that has over 25,000 different uses!  While she has been misunderstood, neglected and underestimated, HEMP is now coming into her own and I am showcasing her with might and muse!

I have finished my year long focus in oils on hemp and am bringing you my results plus education in The Hemp Show hanging this very moment in Rosenblum Cellars Winery at The Ferry Building in Oakland’s Jack London Square. You can get a peek at some of the art here, while the rest will be unveiled online after this Artist Reception Event.Hemp Poster 2 web

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Swankspirations

Bistro De Tour Eiffel ParisMy spirit could not be dampened by the rain, nor the stern look from the waitress insisting “We don’t do that here” upon my request for a container to take the remainder of that perfect creamy squash soup with me. It was the night before my birthday and I was in Paris! I had just wondered through the streets near 24 Rue Francois 1er and stared into the windows of the closed shops of Christian Dior, Chanel, Hermes and the like. While stopping there at Cafe’ Mode for an evening bite, I sketched the scene and water colored and inked it later. I’ll always remember my happy jaunt in the rain with my light jacket and umbrella, halting in emotional surprise when I came upon the watery night view of the Eiffel Tour lights.

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Cafe Mode, Paris watercolor and ink $240

This and several like it, professionally framed by Capricorn Framing are part of my solo exhibition in the Haight Ashbury District at Blue Front Cafe at 1430 Haight St. San Francisco, CA. Continue reading

Bold Bright Blooms

The shows coming up this Spring for my work, have me in super busy bee mode, and I will announce the details soon. Before that, I have several floral oil paintings in the shop available now at my best price offer until mid April.

While this framed watercolor, “Musing in Layers” is sold, I can do commissions like it, just message me.

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“Musing in Layers” watercolor 18×24″ by Yabette

But I have beautiful blooming oil paintings available right now on stretched canvas, ready-to-hang in your home or office. I have never offered my original oil paintings at these prices, so take advantage of this limited time offer.

The Miracle Happens 18" square oil by Yabette
The Miracle Happens 18″ square oil by Yabette

White butterflies are my personal symbol of well being and they show up in my world as confirmation of that quite frequently. I love this bright reminder that joy is a choice! Get it in the shop today! Continue reading

Easy Spring Refresher with Art

Spring Decorating on a budget is fun with these black and white sketches.

For the month of April I will include a free matte with any original (unframed) sketch purchase. Buy them here.

Put a grouping of these in sleek frames and you have a sophisticated spruce-up that will feel abundant and look much pricier than you paid!

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