Thursday, June 12, 2008
What's On U?
Great things come in small packages. And from unexpected places. Like the A Train, for example. Who'd a thunk a fashion stylist, en route to and from shoots in New York, was busy creating her very own line of handcrafted and hand-sewn jewelry during her commute?
Donna Silvestri and her husband Greg toiled diligently into the wee hours, turning out some quite dashing designs. Picked up by the likes of quaint little boutiques, as well as Barneys New York, on u jewelry was fast becoming a full-time gig.
Now located in Richmond, Virginia, on u jewelry continues to turn out modern pieces crafted from new and vintage findings, and creates everything from chic earrings to pretty necklaces - even some bridal designs. These earthy Ringo ($30 - $60) are made from vintage gold rings and are hand-knotted with semi-precious stones.
With an eye towards the future and a hand in the past, on u jewelry blends whimsy with a modern sensibility for a striking effect. And with free shipping on all orders, what's not to love?