Blooming Boutique will host a Meet the Artist wine reception from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the downtown Lewes store, 107 Second St.
Artist Tomas Cenius is a self-taught designer who has created jewelry for Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. Despite his royal connections, he prefers designing quality as well as affordable jewelry like the new X by Trollbeads collection. While visiting the United States for a special New York City launch, he will make only one Mid-Atlantic stop, and that is at Blooming Boutique.
Cenius describes his style as clean Nordic design combined with figurative forms. He began his career modeling comic book figures in clay before learning the art of wax modeling from Søren Nielsen, who created the first Trollbeads. Under Nielsen's tutoring, Cenius became a master of the craft and gained notoriety for the Seasons ring. "Essentially my goal is to make bold, stylish jewelry that touches people. I give the same attention to every piece, whether it is for the royal couple or the lady next door," says Cenius.
For Cenius, the beauty of the X by Trollbeads collection is the way it can be customized. "When working on the X by Trollbeads collection, I wanted to design pieces that defined human emotions, whether it was raw elegance, adventure or playfulness. I’m interested in my pieces touching people, helping them achieve their own sense of personal style. In order to do this, they must have personality and soul."
Cenius’ X by Trollbeads designs incorporate animals of the Chinse zodiac. Their creation was inspired by his love of Chinese culture, his adopted Chinese daughter and a desire to create pieces with a spiritual dimension.
Blooming Boutique currently carries a variety of bead lines including the original Trollbeads as well as the newly launched X by Trollbeads line. For more information about Blooming Boutique, call 302-644-4052.