M.I.A. FOUND: Golden #2 on a Chain
Jul 10, 2012 - by Jessica Lapidos
Georgia Varidakis has been found making uniquely shaped jewelry by hand in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Take a note.
GEORGIA VARIDAKIS Pencil Jewelry
THE MAKE: The 4" body is cast in bronze, then she painted the eraser and metal bit in rose and white gold.
THE LOOK: Ticonderoga. #2. Sharpen... remember your roots as a pre-computer kid, a time when pencils were for more than just sketch artists. Also, with its long impact, the pencil can shape a loose outfit.
THE COOL FACTOR: Growing up on the floor of her father's shoe repair shop, and learning from her seamstress mother, Georgia gained her technical know-how practically from the womb. Meanwhile, before there was jewelry, she was using scraps to construct corsets. Hot.
Now, Georgia Varidakis works out of her storefront/studio in Williamsburg, called IDA, 175 Roebling St, Visit the store, pick up this pencil for $164, and see her making what's coming next. Also meet the milliner that shares the space: Ryan Wilde.
If you're one of those that doesn't leave the isle of Manhattan, play with her collection at Some Odd Rubies, 151 Ludlow.