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Monday, September 15, 2008

Groovy jewelry, for sure

Known for his chunky lucite baubles, Alexis Bittar is a jewelry designer inspired by the 70s and 80s who injects new life into those eras. He gave New York Magazine a peek into his Brooklyn studio.

Regardless what celebrities buy his stuff, I have to say that when there's an abundance of jewelry on display at a department store (even if it is Nordstrom), I assume it's mass-produced. Not so with Bittar's work - all of it is painstakingly crafted by hand. Dig the flower, man:

Alexis Bittar Large Lucite® Pin with Swarovski Crystals. Click photo to purchase.

I can't say I love it all, but I love some of it a lot! What's not to love about lucite and the two decades I remember the most fondly (if the least clearly)?

Pieces are sold at Nordstrom, among other venues. He also designs beautiful, drippy, semi-precious stone pieces, which can be found here.  And check out his groovy web site here, where you can enter to win FREE Alexis Bittar jewelry!

1 comment:

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Congratulations on the website, Becky! It looks fabulous, love the colors you used. Yay!!
Those pins are amazing, when you enlarge the photo you can see the quality and workmanship.
xo Lidy