Gretchen Jones for Piperlime

Posted on July 19, 2011

Season 8 Project Runway winner Gretchen Jones has another line of jewelry out, this time for Piperlime. According to them, the collection was handmade by artisans in Bogota and 100% of net profits are being donated to Aid to Artisans.

“Aid to Artisans (ATA), an international nonprofit organization, is a recognized leader in economic development for the craft sector. By linking artisans to new markets and buyers to culturally meaningful and innovative products, ATA provides needed economic opportunities to artisans to build profitable craft businesses.”

That sounds very Gretchen-y. Say what you will about her airy-fairy ways, she’s putting her money where her mouth is this time (almost literally). As for the pieces themselves, we’re going to be facing revolt in the comments section, but we really like them:

 

Universal Language Necklace

Find the Treasure Earring

Philosopher’s Stone Ring

All Things Are One Necklace

Strong Current Ring

The Alchemist Earring

Elixir of Life Bracelet

Personal Legend Necklace

Intuition Ring

Follow the Omens Bracelets

Before the Dawn Earring

Language of the World Ring

Beginner’s Luck Bracelet

Ignore the eye-roll-inducing names for a second. This is the most (pun intended) polished work she’s produced yet. Compare this with her last jewelry line, which looked a lot rougher and more naive. Like it or not, the girl has grown as a designer. There are some really great pieces here.

[Photo Credit: piperlime.gap.com]

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