Wednesday, April 3, 2013

On the Radar -- Wear Your Hardware

Cartier white gold and diamond Love bracelet
One of the things I love most in this great big world is when new and old design meets -- and makes wonderful new little design babies.  Everything old can be new again -- because where we have been in our life and culture directly influences where we are and where we are going.

For example, the Cartier Love bracelet was created in 1969 by Aldo Cipullo.  It's still in production, and it is more chic than ever.  It is a classic.


But how do you twist a classic?  Embrace the hardware aspect of the bracelet and toughen it up.  Like so:

Railroad Spike bangle by Giles and Brother, available here.

Or expand on the form a little bit:

Ruby Cuff by Alice Menter, available here.

Maybe take the hardware aspect and make a necklace?

Made by Alita's Jewelry, available here.

Or a ring?

Made by Andy's House, available here.

Fab!  But, you can always just buy vintage, too...

Brooch available from Fagin's Daughter, here.

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