Collars might be the new necklaces

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Fashion on Thursday 18 April 2013

Hong Kong-based designer Kenny Li practically designed an entire collection of reconstructed — and sometimes laser-cut — collars out of materials like organic cotton and paper fabric. These are pretty inventive-looking and range from classy tailored white shirt collars to folded newsprint fabric flaps to yes, even denim-scaled ones.

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Heartbreaking, that’s what this necklace is

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Tuesday 15 January 2013

Studio Kahn’s heart necklaces are built to be broken — and reattached — everytime you put it on. You’ll have to reconnect the two broken pieces of the glazed ceramic heart pendant with the strength of its magnetic edges every time you wear the necklace. Pretty poetic.

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R U My Typ3?: upcycled jewelry by Nadine Schmoll

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By Nadine Schmoll in New Design on Friday 5 October 2012

I love using salvaged materials to make jewelry, so when I spotted an IT keyboard destined for landfill, it was destiny in the making. That encounter inspired me to create the R U My Typ3? series, a collection of quirky statement necklaces made using keyboard keys and seed beads. Time to stop pushing people’s buttons and start wearing them.

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Jewellery by Koko and Beau

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By Rachael Jane in New Fashion on Friday 14 September 2012

Coveting the arm candy sported by fashionistas worldwide? With its colourful faux suede charm bracelets and ever so hipster triangle necklaces, newly relaunched UK jewellery boutique Koko and Beau has the answer to your prayers. Stand out from the crowd with the quirky deer earrings, or add a pop of colour to your look with their glossy double triangle necklaces.

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Pizza Slice BFF Necklace

Michelle Wilding Reader Find

By Michelle Wilding in New Fashion on Tuesday 7 August 2012

Back in the day when I was growing up, BFF’s split those two-piece ‘best friend’ necklaces and flaunted them around their necks as a visual cue for their everlasting camaraderie. Today, cheesy friends can share the pizza necklace among nine buds in the crew. Sure, the exclusiveness has worn off a little, but you can’t […]

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Human hair necklaces by Kerry Howley

Hemisha Bhardwa Reader Find

By Hemisha Bhardwa in New Art on Friday 29 June 2012

Attraction/Aversion is a material exploration of how people can feel opposing emotional responses simultaneously. Through the familiar form of a necklace, and out of a material we take pride in – human hair – Kerry Howely wants to create a balance between the wearers’ feelings of reluctance and attraction. Once off the body, hair becomes an innate source of aversion and the aim of the necklaces were to see if discarded hair could become attractive once again

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Toy maze necklaces by Wishful Thinking Studios

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Saturday 14 April 2012

If, like us, you possess these things called restless hands, Wishful Thinking Studios has just the thing to keep the five-fingered demons busy: their Amuse Yourself necklace range comes with maze pendants and metal balls. Puzzles on the go!

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Complete Technique

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By Tristan Eaton in New Products on Tuesday 3 February 2009

I’m not much of a jewelry guy, but if bling is in order, it’s ordered from my man Osa at Complete Technique. Originally from Japan, Osa is now based in Dumbo, Brooklyn and makes the finest metal jewelry, on par with any of his ancestor’s samurai swords. From speaker rings to turntable pendants, it’s all […]

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Matt Weston jewellery

This Island Life Contributor

By This Island Life in New Products on Monday 8 December 2008

The bling era has been and gone, and in its wake is jewellery that’s designed to express individual style, not bank balances. Among this new wave of designers is Sydney-based Matt Weston. His pieces have been making it into sought after magazines and advertisements for years. But it’s his latest collection that really got our […]

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Powder necklace by Stephanie Simek

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Products on Saturday 6 September 2008

This Powder Necklace features a pearlized Turbo Cinereus shell with tiny holes drilled into the bottom, filled with a sparkling silver-colored powder that when gently tapped, sprinkles a light dusting on the wearer’s chest. Designed by Stephanie Simek.

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