John Mayer: Singer, songwriter, producer... jeweler? Not so fast!
Earlier this week, there were reports that the eclectic musician had dipped his toe into the jewelry business and it isn't exactly "bling," to say the least.
Turns out, that's not exactly true. The singer isn't adding bling king to his resume.
"I didn't design a jewelry line, and I didn't collaborate on one," the singer tweeted on Sept. 21. "New items are added to web store from time to time, first I've seen of em."
The reports suggested that John partnered with designer George Frost to produce a line of unisex jewelry, which includes a five-piece collection that ranges from $50 for a bracelet to $195 for a necklace. The pieces give off a look-what-we-made-at-summer-camp vibe, much more than a this-is-trendy vibe.
The line includes a few beaded pieces, a rope bracelet whose closure is stamped with the singer's initials, and a pendant on a chain inscribed with the name of one of Mayer's songs, "Love Is a Verb" (Hence why many thought they had partnered.)
The line leans heavily on beads and braids.
There are even hidden lyrics in the beaded bracelets and necklaces that are spelled out in Morse code.
Fun fact: The George Frost label is favored by singer Zayn Malik.
John's plate seems to be full these days, so he may not have time for jewelry. He recently performed at the Emmy awards with the house band, and, according to his Twitter, he's dabbling in songwriting again, something he hasn't done in a while.
"I haven't written a song since April of '15. I just wrote a new one today. What a thrill," he wrote on Sept. 20.
He's also dressing a little better, something he didn't always do.
In an interview last year with GQ about wearing Tibetan robes that covered him up, Mayer said, "I think part of the idea was hiding out. Sometimes, if you don't see the person you recognize in the mirror, then you're free from your own punishment. It's hard to explain. You're free from your own criticism. If you don't recognize the person you see in the mirror, then you're free from self-persecution."
He added "A lot of people get f----- up for that reason. I was drinking — I was drinking a whole hell of a lot. I was heavy, and layers favor the heavy man. Wearing layers is sort of like — just trying to get out of it by way of subterfuge. And then you get healthy again, and you put on your white tee and jeans and you're like bam!"
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