Michelle Lane Launches First Collection of Handmade Cord Jewelry for Summer (Photos)

Credit: Kava Gorna/Interview Magazine

Cord reigns supreme in these tactile treasures made by Michelle Lane Jewelry. The designer, a friend of mine, officially launched her first collection--just in time to tap into summer's favorite trend: Sailing. Though, it's misleading to categorize her jewelry as on-trend; They're not designed to be trendy--or disposable--they're meant to be worn over and over again--and I imagine, like sailor's knot bracelets, they look better with wear. Each piece of cord is sculpted into a wearable piece of art that evokes "offbeat hippie sensibility," according to the lookbook. Click through for photos.
Credit: Michelle Lane Jewelry

Credit: Michelle Lane Jewelry

Systematic Search Necklace. Credit: Michelle Lane Jewelry

Credit: Michelle Lane Jewelry

While cord, the primary material used, is bought new Michelle's approach to sustainable design is through small scale production; She makes everything made to order and by hand in her studio in New York City. Her pieces offer a versatile functionality and can easily be worn with a range of outfits whether you're dressed up or down. Her collection for next season incorporates plastic, aluminum and fishing line--we can't wait to show you them when it's time.

Michelle Lane Jewelry is available online at Michelle Lane or at Maryam Nassir Zadeh, 123 Norfolk Street, in New York City.

Tags: Green Fashion | Jewelry | New York City


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