Oktoberdee are a fun little company from Geelong, just out of Melbourne, that make beautiful bags and accessories. The Capsule Necklace (a new concept for the company) is a limited-edition piece which has caught our eye. It’s made from two vintage vials that have been delicately finished with leather, natural fibre cord and feathers. The coolest part of the whole necklace is that the vials can actually be opened and the feathers replaced with a finding of your choosing. Costing just under 50 clams, why wouldn’t you pick one up?
Katie deGuzman and Michael Miller met at Parsons in 2000 but it took them 10 years and some frustrating work experiences to start their own business, K/LLER Collection. Now they are tearing apart found materials and objects to create androgynous but still quite feminine jewelry. The characters of HBO’s True Blood wear their broken-down-aesthetic-pieces on the show.
Need that certain equestrian flair in your jewelry? The Horse Hoof ring from Moon Raven Designs is a stylish nod in that direction: sterling silver cast hooves, wrapping to make an elegant ring. Check out this and other styles from Moon Raven designs in the Lost At E Minor store.
Vintage tools in modern design: the Ampersand Necklace from Gwen Delicious Jewelry Designs features an original piece from a hand-cranking printing press, polished and suspended from a gunmetal chain. Typography lovers – enjoy! Shop for this and other Gwen Delicious styles in the Lost At E Minor store.
As if LEGOS and sterling silver had a meeting of the minds, the Cubic Ring from Lusasul is a true work of art (and block building!) We love the off-centered cubic construct, which makes a bold statement. Shop for the Cubic Ring in the Lost At E Minor store.
We had Hoxton Street Monster Supplies in our sight last year for their tasty goods ranging from Olde Fashioned Brain Jam to Tears of Sorrow sea salt. They’ve now stocked their store with neck embellishments with pendants of unintelligible sounds like ‘UURGHHH’, ‘AARGHHH’ and ‘GRRRR’. Every piece is crafted by hand out of exquisite materials like ‘sustainably sourced human bone’, ‘slime-resistant malachite-substitute’ and ‘recently-petrified forests’ by independent jewellery company Tatty Devine.
Amanda Cargill Austin uses beautifully handcrafted borosilicate glass beads in her amazing line of jewelry and small accessories. Cargill Austin is a self-taught artist whose teenage hobby led her to become an artisan jewelry designer. She creates one-of-a-kind beads and pieces in her home lampwork studio on the Oregon Coast.
Artist Eleanor Salazar repurposes plastic and other materials into jewellery. My favourite is her series of rings made from billiard balls. All you need to do is choose your ring size and colour. If you have the balls to wear one, that is.
Liesbet Busshe fashionably transfigures mundane street barriers and roadblocks into decorative jewelry. Her precise attention to detail shows through in her elaborate sculptures – street art at its very finest.
Raffia, a plasticky string-like material, is commonly used in Asia to tie up bunches of newspapers, parcels or boxes. I love how Singaporean designer Gerri puts this unglamourous household item to chic use with these fun bunches of earrings and necklaces.
Mad about bones? And antlers? And spinal cords? Yes, we thought so. So is Moon Raven Designs – mashing nature and grit to create some pretty hot jewelry designs. Think deer antler rings, snake spine pendants… you get the drift. We’re pleased to offer a collection of new pieces in the Lost At E Minor store.
There is nothing new about skull things. But when we are talking about the handmade SKULL, we are talking about art, passion and rock n’roll. SKULL is from Brazil. SKULL is handmade jewelry by Angelica Mantuan and David Pimentel.
These hoops earrings by San Francisco based DMDMetal feature a tiny graffiti writer tagging up an old-school NYC subway car. The only thing that could make them cooler is if you could customize what the miniature delinquent was writing. Check.
Sensual laced cuffs that can be intertwined if the desire strikes. The latest creation by jewelry designer Brandi Couvillion, the double laced corset cuffs are embossed copper ornamented with lace, with a striking balance between delicate antiquity and modern edge. The cuffs are part of Couvillion’s Ephemera adornment line, inspired by evanescent objects in daily life: laces, petals, leaves. Shop for the double laced corset cuffs and other Brandi Couvillion creations in the Lost At E Minor store.
By Emma Johnson in New Illustration on Wednesday 25 July 2012
I recently came across the work of illustrator Enzo Pérès-Labourdette for the first time at Schiphol Airport while leafing through Dutch fashion magazine, Jackie. He creates amazing illustrations, filled with vibrant colours and detail.