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FASHION / April 6 2012 11:30 AM

roundUP: Recycled Necklaces

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These nine necklaces have fascinating backstories. They were all something else before besides raw materials. Some were broken china. Some were bullets. Some were vinyl records, and all were found by their crafty creators. Marni even dabbled in the recycled jewelry front. It’s far better to wear the world’s trash in a beautiful (clean) way, than to have the discarded materials sit forlorn in landfills. See nine necklaces you can feel great about wearing.

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FASHION / February 7 2012 1:29 PM

Designer Daily: Tirana

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This jewelry works like clockwork. That’s because Brooklyn-based designer Graciela Fuentes (A.K.A. the artist formerly known as DJ Tirana de Amore) finds discarded metals and gears from watches and turns them inside out for her jewelry label Tirana. On a simple outfit, these pieces will darken the look and start the conversation. Twist these pieces into your layers of chains (while having the correct layer to hook your pocket watch fob), and the industrial inner workings will add to the depth. And with Fashion Week biting at our heels, we’ll need all the reminders to check our gears and get to the next show not too fashionably late. 

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FASHION / December 30 2011 1:30 PM

Designer Daily: Mymo33 Paris

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After honing her skills at Chanel and Louis Vuitton couture houses, Myriam Adjinakou took to her own jewelry collection, mymo33. Playfully bright, each piece is made unique from recycled materials.  You can soon find her jewelry at Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales and other cute boutiques around. Big collar necklaces complement focal-point cuffs in a vibrant way. See it here. 

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