5280 Magazine review on the Wing Collection

Birds Of A Feather

Carbondale-based jewelry designer Colby June launched a new collection of avian-inspired accessories with an aesthetic that is neither delicate nor constrained—just like the animal that inspired it.

JUNE 23 2015, 1:00 PM

—Courtesy Colby June Jewelry

Colby June Fulton knows that in Colorado, you’re never too far from nature. So when the Carbondale-based jewelry designer sat down to dream up her Fall 2015 collection, she found inspiration, yet again, outdoors.

While the designer is no stranger to organic muses (past collections have focused on dried leaves found near her Mt. Sopris residence, or bits of coral from Maui, where she lived for a short time), Colby June’s newest creation, Wing Collection, strives to communicate the spirit, just as much as the form, of the animal that inspired it. With the simple shape of a bird’s wing as a starting point for the designs, it was actually the ethos of certain birds of prey, like the hawk or the raven, that determined the mood of the collection. In other words, you’ll find no bird-brained daintiness here.

“We felt like the collection as a whole was really empowering,” Fulton says. The designer’s preferred materials—bronze, silver, and 14K gold—take center stage, but are offset, on occasion, by the deep inkiness of black onyx stones. Marrying organic textures with an overall minimalist design, Wing Collection manages to dispel any idea of birdlike fragility. This is a collection for a woman as elegant—and as tough—as a hawk.

The collection, which is now available for purchase at the artist’s studio in Carbondale and at the Aspen Market, will be also be made available on the Colby June Etsy store and at select retailers beginning July 1.

Give yourself Wings and take Flight with Colby June

We are excited to announce the unveiling of our Fall 2015 Wing Collection.  This collection is all about flight and the sense of freedom that birds effortlessly embody.  In awe of the beauty and function of the wing, Colby June has created a collection that details the wing in a distinctive and elegant way. Focusing on the curvy contours of bird wings and feathers, this collection makes a powerful statement. The collection brings forth the bold and powerful hawk or wise and mysterious raven taking flight.  The pieces are handcrafted in bronze, silver, and 14k gold, punctuated by black onyx and sunstone.  There are both dainty pieces and larger statement pieces, which can be stacked and layered indefinitely.

The Wing Collection will be available for purchase on our Etsy Shop June 19th!