Bedazzling conversation at BlankSpace’s ‘Mojitos & Modernism’

Mojitos & Modernism
San Francisco-based jewelry designer Robindira Unsworth is pictured, center, during her discussion at Blank Space inside the Mandalay Bay on Friday, July 28, 2006. Unsworth’s current line of jewelry is based on Near Eastern traditions.

With a backdrop of glinting gold, shimmering silver and multifaceted crystal jewelry, BlankSpace, the future-forward and mid-century-is-now design boutique in Mandalay Place held its July “Mojitos & Modernism” event on Friday evening.

“Mojitos & Modernism” is an informal series where taste-making designers and artists meet with art-lovers to discuss their works. The free event is held on the last Friday of the month.

This month’s featured artist was Robindira Unsworth, a San Francisco-based jewelry designer. Unsworth’s current line of jewelry is based on Near Eastern traditions. According to Unsworth, the line was inspired by jewelry she witnessed as a guest at a royal wedding in Jordan.

Unsworth said her jewelry caters to many tastes — from a penchant for the ornate and effulgent to that of a more a more understated and simple adornment.

Throughout the event, Unsworth met with “Mojitos & Modernism” attendees to explain her methods of creating jewelry and her artistic vision.

And, as “Mojitos & Modernism” has become known for, there were the mint-and-lime-infused, namesake Cuban cocktails and a fabulous spread of artisan cheeses to be enjoyed for all.

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