KCOR jewelry designer Drita Rosin.
In the midst of creating new pieces of for her successful jewelry line, KCOR, local designer Drita Rosin talks trends and Aspen’s unique, casual chic style.
What's the significance of the name, KCOR?
I was trying to think of something clever and relevant and the materials I was using -- most of the beads came from the earth. I decided to spell rock backwards and came up with KCOR.
What stone or bead are you currently obsessed with?
I’m always obsessed with jet beads. I think it’s the most beautiful black bead I have found on any of my buying trips. It comes from high-pressure decomposition wood from millions of years ago and, in my opinion, nothing compares to it.
How are your designs ideal for the Aspen clientele?
My shopper is looking for something unique, original, and handmade. The feedback I get is customers love that each piece is one-of-a-kind and not something you are going to see on anyone else. I also hear that being a local designer has an appeal of it's own. They love taking something home that was made in Aspen.
How would you describe your personal style?
Since I create lines for separate stores, some of my things can vary from glamorous beads mixed with something antique, maybe an Africa pendant or an old coin from Nepal, and some of my other lines are clearly fun and funky. I absolutely love mixing antique silver crosses from Africa with diamonds on an antique silver chain or a textured bead.