Music is the inspiration behind Irish designer Genevieve Howard’s work. Using Japanese linen card stock, she carves musical notations whose graphic edges vaguely resemble piano keys. The finished design becomes the score of some of her favorite songs to perform (she plays the harp and the piano). In a video on an iPad set up by her display, Ms. Howard plays the music for each corresponding piece of jewelry; one of which is “The Song of The Chanter,” a centuries-old Irish song which inspired an emerald necklace that drapes around the shoulders (for a dramatic effect, Ms. Howard suggested pairing it with a strapless dress).
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