I love sparkly things. It’s the magpie in me. Do I get it from my Nana Kitty who worked in a jewelry shop when I was growing up? Or maybe it was the first home we had in Venice Beach had a room I called the rainbow crystal room. It was a sun-room my Mom filled with plants and flowers and she hung all different shapes and sizes of vintage chandelier crystals from fishing wire so when the sun streamed in there were rainbow prisms everywhere. I experienced my first earthquake in there and the light and colors flying everywhere was so amazing that when the room stopped shaking I immediately screamed “do it again!”.
I post a lot about Alexis Bittar because he is the most Ab-Fab glamorous costume jewelry designer so when I spotted his booth I had to stop revisit his baubles. You can see why in the photos above.
A brand new designer I discovered is Kate Cummings. Her grandma was an estate collector and has a motherload of vintage Chanel. She has rings and necklaces reconstructed from buttons and pins as well as vintage rings like these. As soon as her line 8185 Vintage hits the market I will post on where to buy so you can scoop yours up before they are all gone.
If you saw my posts on my engagement ring then you already know how infatuated I am with Anna Sheffield and her BingBang collection. Here are a couple of pieces I can’t wait to get my paws on. The anchor ring and custom ID bracelets are the bees knees.
Chris Habana has been designing rock-n-roll pieces for years. I have featured him many times in Antenna magazine. It was nice to see the bad ass new collection called My Enemy by Chris Habana that consists of rope, wire and bone cuffs with claw pendents for equal measure. This will be the perfect antidote when you need to wear some armor.
Another new find was Dream Collective by Kathryn Bentley. I pretty much fell in love with these colorful layered necklaces of record beads. On top of all the killer handmade jewelry she has a dreamy tumblr too. Swoon!
I always like to check out Bernard James when I hit #ProjectShowNYLV to see what he is obsessing over. Clearly this season it is Native American inspired. This is a mens collection that any girl would steal from her man.
Hope you enjoyed my picks and be sure to click the links to find more on all the designers above.