April 2012

New Interview on Kenneth Fron - Jewelry Designer, Posted Today! Click here!


      
January 2011
Kenneth Fron's "ORANGE SEA GLASS" necklace is featured in the Jewelry Gallery photo section (pg. 282) in the brand new book: The Complete Photo Guide to Jewelry Making by Tammy Powley. The book is being released this month by Creative Publishing, also available on Amazon.com

The necklace is 25 inches in length and features irregularly shaped frosted orange sea glass beads with gold tone spacers and a barrel clasp. This marks the first time Kenneth's work has been featured in a book.

November 2010
Founding Member, Jennifer Ball poses with Donny & Marie Osmond in Las Vegas, wearing her Kenneth Fron necklace. Marie loved the necklace and inquired about it. How exciting to showcase 3 of my favorite people! Thanks!!

   
August 2010
Necklace - Kenneth Fron, Dress, Styling & Wardrobe - Jes Switaj, Model - Te'ara Eggleston, Photo by Azurra Piccardi
   

    

SPRING 2008
6 Kenneth Fron necklaces popped-up this spring in a dramatic fashion spread for the Spring 2008 MODA FG magazine. The photo spread “million miles” features professional model, Louise Donnegan of Elite NY in a 26 page lay-out with cover.

The necklaces: "Dressed To Thrill", "Enchanted Forest", "Hello, Gorgeous!", "So Divine", "Crocodile Rock" and "Pleasingly Plum" all made it to print. The photo shoot was held on location in Las Vegas, NV and shot by renowned photographer, David Anthony. Wardrobe Stylist and Editor-in-Chief, Angeliki Garris of MODA FG coordinated the fabulous fashions and jewelry.






     
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"Dressed To Thrill" is 19 inches. It features (22) 3/4 inch chunky fluorite stones. (6) clear, (4) lemon ice, (4) lavender, (4) caramel, (3) smokey topaz. It has a 2 inch long x 1 3/4 inch wide faceted amber color glass antique pendant with gold tone frame.

"Enchanted Forest" is 31 inches. It was wrapped 2x on the model. It features (33) round, disk and bugle shaped wooden beads forming magical "mushrooms", (10) fabric beads with green yarn symbolizing "moss", (30) blue/maroon AB rondelle crystals like sparking "dew" drops and (22) mini acorn beads.

"Hello, Gorgeous!" is 21 inches. It boldly features (9) amazing 2 inch long faceted pink Peruvian opal nuggets and (10) ornate brass findings.



"So Divine" is 19 inches. It features (22) 1/2 inch blue lapis oval stones, (23) bicone faceted black diamond Swarovski crystals with aurora borealis finish and a 2 1/2 inch long blue lapis sterling silver cross pendant. (1) 8-inch bonus bracelet.

"Crocodile Rock" is 18 inches. It features (14) large round lime/olive green spotted porcelain beads, (15) 7mm bicone faceted jet black Swarovski crystals, (12) brown raffia and a Sterling Silver peridot green stone slide clasp.


"Pleasingly Plum" is 40 inches. It was wrapped 2x on the model, featuring (59) genuine amethyst stones, (62) assorted lilac, plum, purple Swarovski crystals, (53) clear glass and Swarovski crystals and a sterling silver locking slide clasp.


April 2008
Professional model, Josie Van Heule of Ford Models, Chicago is shown wearing the enchanting Kenneth Fron "Beach Walk" necklace. The 1-of-a-kind, handcrafted necklace was featured in "Battle of the Faces"; showcasing competitive rivalry between the Channel, Dior and YSL cosmetic lines used on the fashion runway.

Josie is wearing Yves Saint Laurent cosmetics styled by makeup artist Janna Gornik. The "Beach Walk" necklace is a 16 1/2 inch Choker style necklace featuring (12) 1/2 inch flat 2-sided gold color detailed metal sea shell beads, (130) gold tone spacers, (1) 2 1/2 inch long Dichroic handmade glass pendant with powder blue, orange & gold coloring and gold clasp. Photography by Roberto Milano for MODA fg magazine, Spring 08, pg. 101.

    
September 2007
HOT! HOT! HOT! Kenneth Fron Jewelry is showcased on the exciting HOT LIST feature in the September '07 "Art + Design" issue of Chicago SCENE magazine! The dramatic “one-of-a-kind” necklace named “Nominated” is spotlighted on page 153 for a luxurious fall gala season spread titled: "The Rules". This marks an impressive 3rd time that a Kenneth Fron necklace was featured on SCENE's popular HOT LIST. Click for the HOT LIST feature!

"Nominated" is an amazing handcrafted necklace which is a 43 inch, "Opera" length. It can be worn long or doubled up. It features (49) sparkling 8mm bicone faceted Jonquil color Swarovski crystals, (6) round Green metallic, (6) round Avocado, (6) round clear Green, (6) round ornate Gold-tone beads, (24) amazing bicone brass findings and a fabulous Gold-tone clasp. ($250). Please see the Catalog to purchase this necklace.

Chicago SCENE magazine is a leading, quintessential guide to popular events, dining, fashion, nightlife, beauty, charity, etc. The monthly HOT LIST showcases assorted "must have items". Kenneth Fron debuted on the Chicago SCENE magazine HOT LIST in March, 2005 with the "From Sea to Shining Sea" necklace and again December, 2005 with "Awards Night". In May, 2005 Kenneth Fron jewelry graced a SCENE cover with 2 necklace pieces, including 5 necklaces in a swimsuit layout, worn by an Elite Agency model. Please scroll down this BUZZ page to corresponding dates for more details!

UPDATE! The "Nominated" necklace is SOLD-OUT. “Congratulations” to VIP Club member, Joan Fogarty! Joan acquired this awesome necklace and says: "This necklace truly is so beautiful in person. I'm honored to own a published necklace. It's definitely a "WOW" piece that I have to get an outfit for. I can hardly wait to wear it"!


      
April 2007
Kenneth Fron Jewellery is currently featured in Issue #22 of Lucire magazine. Celebrating its Tenth Anniversary Year, Lucire is a global fashion magazine that is based in New Zealand and spear-headed by Editorial Director, Jack Yan. The Lucire Fashion > Insider: Premiere section spotlights Kenneth Fron on page 27 in a feature called: "Hollywood At Your Fingertips". The beautiful one-of-a-kind necklace "Marie Antoinette" is shown in the magazine. Please click here, to see the tear sheet!

"Marie Antoinette" is 59 inches in length. The necklace was inspired by a Dolce & Gabbana $3,375 decadent jeweled purse seen in Vogue. "Marie Antoinette" is made with (109) fabulous white vintage pearls and (10) amazing large round vintage gold tone ornate beads. There are hundreds of red and gold glass spacer beads throughout. This necklace is owned and treasured by Jill Andreu who is Kenneth Fron's 15th VIP Club member. Back in February, Jill received this necklace for Valentine's Day from her husband and shared that when she received the piece, she truly felt like she had won the lottery! Well, little did anyone know that several weeks later, this amazing feature would materialize! It just goes to show you, one never knows when and where a Kenneth Fron necklace can pop up!

To visit Lucire on-line, please click here. http://www.lucire.com/


    
Holiday 2006
Several one-of-a-kind Kenneth Fron necklaces were used in a fashion shoot for the year-end, 2006 MODA Fashion Gazette. The photo spread “American Woman” spotlights rising model Tiara Perry in a beautiful 18-page color lay-out with cover and 5 Kenneth Fron necklaces are prominently featured in the magazine.

Tiara Perry is shown here, wearing the “Party Girl” necklace which covers two full pages. The cover girl also wore “Rose Petals”, “Here Come’s the Sun”, “Shangri-La” and the “Royal Windsor Cross" necklace's in the fashion shoot, which all appear in the magazine. Photography by Robert Glatfelter.


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The "Party Girl" necklace is 37 inches in length and is designed with (20) mint, (20) lavender and (20) salmon color 12mm faceted glass beads and (21) brown wood beads.


"Rose Petals" which was worn with the Tinkerbell top, is a colorful necklace 21 inches in length and made with (142) smooth hot-pink rounded shell pieces.



"Here Come's The Sun" is 20 inches in length and is made with (67) gold color mother-of-pearl triangular shape shells and (68) bright gold metallic seed beads.



"Shangri-La" is 19 inches in length and features (24) 1/2 inch pink mother-of-pearl shells with aurora borealis finish, (25) bicone shape, faceted pink Swarovski crystals and (1) 2 1/2 inch cameo pendant with coral and ivory color center and gold tone casing.


"Royal Windsor Cross" is (18) inches and was created with (12) round faceted powder blue Swarovski crystals, (24) violet Swarovski crystals, (10) 1/2 inch flat oval blue semi-precious stones, and (1) 2 1/2 inch bone china and vermeil cross pendant. An 8-inch wire/clasp matching bracelet is included..

Kenneth says: "It was an amazing experience to work with MODA! I was extremely flattered and honored to lend my pieces for the shoot. Everyone at the magazine I came in contact with was very professional, friendly and easy to work with. I would like to sincerely thank Angeliki Garris, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of MODA Fashion Gazette for this terrific opportunity”.

Click to see MODA Fashion Gazette on-line!

UPDATE! All necklaces are SOLD-OUT! Each necklace has a different proud owner. Thank you very much for your support and appreciation of my work!


      
November 2006
Charisse Milner, trend researcher and contributing writer for the MODA Fashion Gazette, met with designer Kenneth Fron at Chicago's Merchandise Mart/Apparel Center for an exclusive “People Are Talking About” magazine interview. The in-depth interview focused on jewelry talk and 13 questions and responses are featured in the new No. 3 issue, (pg. 73). Please click to read.

July 2006

Kenneth Fron jewelry is being featured with the release of the new Alice Peacock CD: “Who I Am”. On the inside panel of the CD case, a sepia-tone photo of Alice Peacock is revealed, wearing the 3-strand “From Sea To Shining Sea” necklace. Two promotional color photos of Alice wearing the necklace are also posted on her Official Web site: www.alicepeacock.com under: Media/photos. An exclusive 3rd photo is shown here.

All VIP Club members (prior to June 8th), each received a personally autographed CD by Alice Peacock; compliments of Kenneth Fron, as a “surprise” summer BONUS! The eagerly awaited CD was officially released on July 4th and contains 14 amazing tracks. It was produced by Andrew Williams, distributed by Universal/Peacock Music, Inc. Click to see when Alice Peacock first debuted on the Celebrity page, in April 2005!

      
May 2006
The amazing one-of-a-kind Kenneth Fron necklace “Autumn Leaves” is featured in the May 2006 issue of ZINK magazine! ZINK magazine’s May 2006 issue is celebrating its 4th Anniversary as a fashion & style oriented magazine this month. The necklace is showcased in an accessories spread called: “Affair of the Necklace”, photographed by; Erica Gaggi, (page34). The “Autumn Leaves” necklace is beautifully shown in the center of layout. Please click here to see tear sheet.

The necklace is approximately 25 inches in length and is made with (9) 1-1/2 inch red, yellow and orange color chunky faceted glass beads, (11) assorted size vintage topaz color faceted crystals and (10) gold glass beads. It is available to order from the Catalog. To check out ZINK magazine on-line, visit http://www.zinkmag.com/

April 8, 2006
Kenneth Fron's "Pebble Beach" necklace debuts on the red carpet and on stage at the 17th Annual GLAAD Media Awards presented by Absolut Vodka at the Marriott Marquis, in NY. The necklace was worn by the very talented and beautiful fashion designer, Kara Janx. The award show was held on March 27 and will be aired on the Logo Channel a few times, beginning April 15, 9/8PMC. For more details, please see Kara Janx on the "Celebrity" page!


      
January 26, 2006
    
Kenneth Fron's one-of-a-kind beaded necklace: "Fantasy" (center) is featured in the March 2006 issue of BeadStyle magazine. (Full color pages 8-9). The issue goes on sale January 31 at bookstores nationwide and is also available to view in parts on-line if you click here. "Fantasy" is a two-stranded beauty featuring a real, preserved chrysanthemum flower pendant. The necklace also consists of assorted crystals, resin lozenge-shaped beads and glass violets.


    
December 01, 2005
Happy Holidays! Kenneth Fron returns to the HOT LIST feature in the December, 2005 issue of Chicago SCENE magazine! The “one-of-a-kind” necklace “Awards Night” is shown in a luxurious gift-giving layout spread for $250. This amazing necklace features over 220 unused, vintage light topaz Swarovski crystals with aurora borealis finish, ornate gold-tone filigree dangling balls and is 70 inches in length. Please see the Catalog for this necklace and other gift-giving ideas.

UPDATE! This necklace is SOLD-OUT. “Congratulations” to Mr. & Mrs. Cameron, celebrating their 15th Wedding Anniversary. They will be heading to Hawaii this month to renew their vows! Mr. Cameron purchased this awesome necklace for his wife. Thank you very much! Enjoy for many, many years to come!


      
November/December 2005
Kenneth Fron is featured in the November/December 2005 issue of Hollywood Life magazine. A Kenneth Fron necklace is one of 42 items featured in an Ultimate TV Nominee Goodie Bag For Charity sponsored by Hollywood Life and Madison & Mulholland for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. The gift bag is valued at $15,000.00 and also includes products by Joan Rivers, Lumineers, Tola Spa, FIBO Steel, etc. Please click on: www.madisonandmulholland.com for details.
October 17, 2005

Moda Magazine, an online Lifestyle & Entertainment Magazine of Pop Culture, with Plenty of Fizz! is currently featuring designer Kenneth Fron on their homepage in an article: "Kenneth Fron: The Jewelry Designer That Makes Stars Sparkle". This wonderful featured article is written by: Katherine Brodsky, Editor-in-Chief. Please click HERE to read!


    
September 7, 2005
 Time Out Chicago magazine features the Kenneth Fron necklace "Lawn Party" in its September 8-15, 2005 Fall Fashion issue. In the "Wild Things" feature, this season you can go au naturel with fresh, down-to-earth accessories. Click to see tear sheet.
Kenneth Fron also made the Check Out column, which is the smart buyer's guide to style. The "Lawn Party" necklace will be for sale on the Catalog, soon.  Please visit the online version of Time Out Chicago @ www.timeoutchicago.com

August 15, 2005
1st Prize was awarded to Kenneth Fron in the 2nd Annual - 2005 Beading Contest held by Caravan Beads. The necklace "Strawberry Patch" took top honors in the beaded adornment category.

This years theme "Welcome to My Garden" called for creative designs using outdoor and garden related items as inspiration. "Strawberry Patch" is an original one-of-a-kind beaded necklace by Kenneth Fron using assorted crystals, glass, lampwork strawberry beads and a clay polymer dragonfly. It is approximately 20 inches long and features strategically measured dangling drops as a focal point.

"While I am extremely proud of each and every necklace I create, this is one of the greatest achievements thus far in my jewelry design career", says Kenneth. "It means that I am doing creative and quality work which has been recognized by a panel of judges who see, touch and teach a huge variety of jewelry making classes on a daily basis and were impressed. I am thrilled!"

"Strawberry Patch" was on public display at Caravan Beads, in Chicago, IL.

July 26, 2005

 "Buzz on Buzz"?! The August, 2005 issue of North Shore magazine is buzzin' about Kenneth Fron's jewelry in their "buzz" column! Hollywood has been introduced to Kenneth Fron. It pays to be a "busy bee"! Click to read.
June 7, 2005
A great time! A great cause! Kenneth Fron raised $500 to benefit the Anti-Cruelty Society on Sat. June 4th, through a portion of jewelry sales. Chicago SCENE magazine hosted a 7th Anniversary Bash @ The Drake Hotel and a good time was had by all. Anti-Cruelty provides shelter for homeless and abused dogs & cats, finding loving homes for our furry friends for those looking to adopt a pet.

Kenneth Fron would like to thank all the generous supporters and visitors who stopped by to make this a success, including Ted Widen & Corey Sprindis of Chicago SCENE magazine, popular B96 radio personality Eddie Volkman & wife Amber, Derek Smalls with the "Sugar Hill Gang" and FOX 32 news reporter, Lilia Chacone. Kenneth Fron "VIP Club" members Donna Orszulak and Amy Kosowski were present, as well as Robin Szarvas, Sue Ticzkus, Omer & Farah and many other wonderful new friends. An extra-special "Thank You" to Tim Aikens who helped with set-up and display, plus fulfilling purchases. See all the event photos here.

"Congratulations" to raffle winner: Jada Kingen of Chicago, IL who won the $100 value, donated Kenneth Fron one-of-a-kind necklace: "Chicago Scene", which is a spectacular 75 inch, multicolor glass beaded pearl necklace. (See photo).

May 2005
Splish! Splash! Kenneth Fron was thrilled to design 5 necklaces exclusively for the May swimsuit issue of
Chicago Scene magazine. Photographer, David Anthony, shot the cover and inside fashion shoot with Magdelana, a new Guess model. Magdelana is wearing two Kenneth Fron necklaces called: "Banana Chips" and "Orange Crush" on the cover. See all the Kenneth Fron necklaces worn in the photo shoot here.
 
All 5 necklaces; "Banana Chips", "Orange Crush", "Pink Panther", Fun in The Sun" and "Betty Boop" are shown below and will be for sale in the Catalog on May 13th @ 8:00 p.m. Each necklace was created with new, hot "resin" beads which are big, bold, colorful and so very "in" this spring and summer!
    

April 16, 2005
Kenneth Fron was interviewed for the first time about his jewelry line and website by Jacquee Thomas. Miss Thomas is an authoress, poet and beloved columnist in the Chicago area. Her popular syndicated column, "Letter from Chicago" is published semiweekly in newspapers in Illinois and in Indiana. The feature: "Now the banker makes jewelry" was published today. Please click here to view the article reprinted from
The Daily Times
. Please visit Miss Thomas' website to learn more about her and her work
@ http://www.jacquee-t.com/

March 2005
Kenneth Fron is HOT! Chicago Scene magazine features www.KennethFron.com in its monthly HOT LIST feature with a special St. Patrick's Day "green" themed presentation. Click to see the HOT LIST and the necklace chosen for the feature, which is also currently for sale in the catalog. You can also view the Chicago Scene website @ www.chicago-scene.com.

Summer, 2004

Kenneth Fron won an Honorable Mention Award from Caravan Beads of Chicago for his one-of-a-kind, handmade necklace entitled: "Martini Olives". The necklace is made up of semi-precious pear nugget stones and round, red wooden beads. The necklace was on public display in the store, through September 2004. This was the inaugural year of their contest, with the theme-Celebration. Caravan Beads of Chicago is located at 3361 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60657.