Renegade Jewelry Artists Look to the Past for Inspirationcomments (4) July 23rd, 2008
Renegade San Francisco was so jammed packed with amazing ideas, I am still taking it all in. Here are some of my favorite jewelery pieces in the restyle category.
My boyfriend and I happen to own a 1962 Volvo and we love all of the old chrome detail, so I fell in love with Hi Octane's 'Revv'd Up' collection featuring car ornamentation jewelry from yesteryear. Chevy 'V' 8 engine necklaces, 'Mustang' and 'Impala' pendants, and heavy silver car grill rings let you put the pedal to the metal with style.
Remember those childhood puzzles of the United States? I am originally from Rhode Island and I was always disappointed that our smallest state always got bundled up with the other New England states as one northeast piece. But now that I live in Seattle, I was delighted to find the single 'Washington' necklace by Jessicafied. When I met Jessica at Renegade she had a nice representation of the Pacific coast states but she told me that occasionally she'll happen upon a (rare) individual Rhode Island (I gave her my contact info just in case) Her Etsy page welcomes inquiries about her current puzzle stock. I think these would make a great gift for someone relocating, but which state to get? The one in the rearview mirror, or the one at the end of the road?
The delicate 'lace' necklaces and earrings on display at Nous Savons booth had me in a tizzy. I especially loved the interplay of the beads with daintily embroidered pieces. I thought about all of the tattered napkins from my grandmother that I just can't part with--do they have any salvageable corners? You can check out this romantic line and some lovely vintage, brass trinket pendants at Nous Savons' shop on Etsy.