Make Like Anni Albers, Turn Household Objects into Dazzling Fashion Statements
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Anni Albers was one helluva woman. And, more important, one helluva designer. Even World War II didn't stop the German-born American textile artist from improvising. Despite the shortage of materials, Albers managed to reinvent common objects like paper clips, kitchen strainers, wine corks, and metal washers into whimsical yet elegant statement jewelry.
The Anni Albers Jewelry Studio Kits from the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation are based on original pieces from the 1940s. Made in the United States, the do-it-yourself packages—available at Urban Outfitters and the MoMA Store—contain all the components necessary to make your own Albers reproduction for less than $15. The inspiration to view the quotidian detritus of life in an exciting new light? Completely priceless.
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