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]

    • Anonymous

      Yes these a great improvement. perhaps jewelry and accessories is where she really needs to channel her energy. The names are way too artsy and border on pretentious

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NMIFZ6A7BHP66M546AO77BWVQ4 Bonnie

        I like Gretchen’s jewelry much more than her clothing line. The names are on the artsy-fartsy pretentious side, but that’s Gretchen, I think.  I do appreciate her making the effort to work with artisans and giving them the opportunity to reach a wider audience.
        bitchybitchybitchy

      • Anonymous

        What do you mean border on pretentious? 

    • http://profiles.google.com/paigemano Paige Mano

      I mean, okay…but what about the fashion she won the show for? That said, I do like most of these pieces, but agree that the names are pretty lame.

    • Anonymous

      This jewelry collection is much more polished than the previous one. I miss the semi precious stones, though.

    • Anonymous

      Looks nice…if a bit “pointy”.  Sorry, I’m not much of a jewelry wearer, and I always go to the practical: how badly could I hurt myself, or others by wearing. ;-)

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MNMVM2GPVUEIOJXBOSLCXKAW4U judy brown

        That two-finger ring could work nicely as brass nuckles: protection if you must walk late at night in shady parts of town.

        Other than that, I’m not a fan.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12500056 Joseph Lamour

          They remind me of The Legend of Zelda.

    • http://www.facebook.com/fiddlecub Kevin VanOrd

      I love that last bracelet. But who named this collection? Yanni?

      • Anonymous

        I thought the names seemed very harry potter inspired.  how funny. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=668425491 Daniela ‘Dani’ Weiss-Bronstein

      Those earring all look really uncomfortable/painful to wear, but I like the necklaces.

    • Anonymous

      I’m not going to revolt. This is definitely a step in the right direction, and there are some lovely pieces in the collection. I approve.

    • http://profiles.google.com/amndad amanda lynn

      i sort of feel like i’m at the Luxor gift shop.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QCJEZMOV4VYMXC5WJALLZNYEB4 Mari Rose

      zzzzzzz

    • Anonymous

      Definitely a step up from her previous work. 
      The names are too much but I’d have a hard time naming jewelry so I’ll let it pass.

    • http://twitter.com/BMoke28 Bernadette Moke

      What’s with the names of each of the pieces… so pretentious.  I’m not a fan of the line…

      • scottyf

        They all seem to be references from The Alchemist -a beautiful book by author Paulo Cohelo

        I’m guessing Ms. Jones is a fan.

        • Anonymous

          If I could have the couple of days back of my life that I spent reading that book, I would be eternally grateful.

    • http://twitter.com/boricuaintexas Ingrid

      The pieces are OK.  I could see myself wearing a few of these pieces.  The whole thing about donating to the artisans is more suspect to me.  Net profits are what is left after all the operating expenses are covered, which includes not only materials, but also salaries and marketing costs.  For all we know, after Gretchen’s cut the net profit for this line could be zero.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UCLO5V2YD36T7QMPKOC7YXPOFU Erica

        Yep–I thought the same thing.  “Net profits” sounds to me like Gretchen may not be putting her money where her mouth is at all.  That’s fine with me–she’s a designer struggling to make a name for herself, and she’s under no obligation to work for free.  But let’s not make it sound like she’s donating her time….I like the necklaces alright.

      • Christy Cricow

        Come on…..’for all we know’? Well, and for all we know she could be donating a huge amount.  Given the obscene markups on sweat shop fashion–much of what we unknowingly ooh and aah over on blogs like this one–we should applaud even the suggestion that a designer is aware of the well being of her manufacturers, and acknowledges it. I wasn’t any great Gretchen fan, but she has risen in my estimation with both the quality of these new designs, and her gesture.

      • Toni Mitt

        I agree, Ingrid.  As a small business owner, I am aware that any “net profits” will be taxed up the wazoo–so it behooves me NOT to have any net profits.  I suspect that any accountant will tell her the same thing.  But–who knows. 
        The earrings look dangerous, but I do like the necklaces.  Who doesn’t want to wear something called “All Things are One?”

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DO54ICWQLRD2STHRSELEATLSKY Cindy

      The Language of the World ring.. well, dare I say it …looks like brass knuckles.   Some of it is nice, some way too out there. 

      • Anonymous

        Apparently, the language of the world is violence.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R5AEYCZ4KHBGWIKJ2FCRD2D4WY Esme Cuckoo

      Sounds like she named the pieces after RPG accessory equipment.  She’s missing the “Fallen Angel’s Meteorite Armband” that grants +30% resistance to fire/ice, 15 defense points, and partial death spell immunity.

      • Anonymous

        I’m pretty sure the “Language of the World” ring gives a bonus to damage.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=167100010 Meghan Young

      So… since a lot of the names in this collection either sound like tracks off those Putomayo World Kids CDs at Starbucks, or chapters out of a Harry Potter book, I gotta ask why the Philosopher’s Stone ring looks more like the Resurrection Stone ring that Voldemort made into a horcrux. I know I’m a geek, but seriously: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6V5lqDyy594/TZFwvFyvZPI/AAAAAAAAAAw/vT13_Fge1mk/s1600/hpnbhorr_f.jpg LOOK AT THE CUT OF THAT STONE. 

      • Anonymous

        You are SO right!

      • Allison Fisseler

        I thought the exact same thing when I saw it. HP nerds unite!

        • Anonymous

          I TOTALLY JUST COMMENTED ON THAT!  Maybe she’s mourning the fact that the latest movie is the last.

    • Anonymous

      I agree that she has definitely grown. This collection is head & shoulders above the last. 

      But as for the ‘Aid to Artisans’ thing, a lot of craft artisans (here) believe that these types of arrangements are really just a way to make manufacturing overseas, with cheap labor, seem politically correct. 

      –GothamTomato

      • Anonymous

        I like some of these.

        I wondered about the Aid to Artisans thing. 

        From poking around on their site it looks like they provide services to the artisans, including opening up new markets, but I think actual payment only comes from sales. A little hard to tell, but that’s the impression I get.

        Here’s their Code of Practice: http://www.aidtoartisans.org/about_ata/code_of_practice.

        • Anonymous

          Thanks for the link, BB. Here’s a quote from the site:

          Collaborative Design

          To encourage production and development of products that fit
          within the traditional skills, cultural heritage and natural resources
          of a community through a process of collaborative design. To promote new
          applications of traditional skills and to assist artisans in
          understanding market needs.

          I like many of these pieces, and I say, good for her. Until I have firsthand knowledge that artists/designers go this route to only be politically correct and find cheap labor, I’ll reserve judgment. There are other organizations out there who support indigenous peoples in creative endeavors, involving people of means to provide help. And none of us should mistake it, those of us posting here are all “people of means” compared to most struggling artists/artisans around the world who live on a minute amount of money. It sounds to me like she’s trying to do a good thing.

          If someone wants to help others, you’ve got to start somewhere.

          • Anonymous

            I’m inclined not to be cynical about her motivations on this.

          • Christy Cricow

            Thank you for stating this so well. I totally agree, and get turned off when everyday-blog-snarkiness turns SO cynical, without a substantive reason.  Good for Gretchen.

    • Anonymous

      Prices are good (for gold plate) from $48 to $120. Although by stating that the net profits are going to ATA, then I guess prices are low.

      Still, pointy jewelry and all gold, no stones and the names? – ugh!

      My overall dislike of her makes me not want to buy…but I guess there is the need for a hidden sharp object in case I’m involved in a street fight.

    • Anonymous

      So the language of the world is half a set of brass knuckles. Oh, the irony!

    • http://twitter.com/TheRedZavodnik Ginger

      I dislike some of the rings, but I’d take any and all of those bracelets and necklaces…especially if they were in silver!

    • Adella Thompson

      Love the alchemist earrings. The others aren’t my personal style, but I give it to her that they’re polished and cohesive. Jewelry is definitely her strength and glad to see her really developing that.

    • Anonymous

      Went and looked at the Piperlime site. Honestly, the prices aren’t all that bad. I could get into some of the necklaces but I agree the earrings look uncomfortably heavy and the rings look lethal. And I won’t even go there with the names–how pretencious are those!

    • Anonymous

      Improved but still fugly.

    • Anonymous

      They look really fantastic!

    • Courtney Hellams

       i like the “follow the omens” bracelets but the names are seriously making me cringe.

      and i thought mk and nina said she would be such a great fashion designer when she won the show and blahblah but all she is doing is jewelry? i don’t understand.

    • Anonymous

      I can see the improvement, but personally, there is not a single piece I’d like to wear.

    • Jillian Kroos

      The pieces are pretty in a really simple everyday way, which is what I gravitate towards. However, I couldn’t justify spending the amount of money they’ll probably cost on Piperlime. I don’t think I’d spend more than, say, 30 bucks on that cuff.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513945580 Megan Patterson

      There are some good pieces. It’s definitely not to my taste though.

    • Anonymous

      The necklaces are great.  Not sure about the brass knuckle ring.

    • Terence Ng

      They’re fine. The over-the-top names make me lol, but I’d probably have done something similar.

    • Judy Raddue

      Jewelry has always been her strength.  I’d argue that, were it not for the accessories, she would not have won.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303837450 Lauren Dorsee Dillon

      I like them. I don’t love most of them but they have a little something to them. Am I the only one who sees the “personal legend” necklace as a handy poison container? 

    • Anonymous

      I agree, these are nice and a step up for Gretchen. They aren’t all that exciting, though. I like that last bracelet and the Personal Legend necklace the best. I also like the finish on the metal on these pieces.

    • Anonymous

      Meh.  Gold plate.  And it does look like the Luxor gift shop!  Some of the pieces in her earlier collection seemed more original and interesting.

    • Anonymous

      Meh.  Gold plate.  And it does look like the Luxor gift shop!  Some of the pieces in her earlier collection seemed more original and interesting.

    • Anonymous

      I actually like these, as opposed to her horrendous last collection. But the stud thing is so overdone.

    • Anonymous

      Nice looking but big and pointy means uncomfortable when it comes to jewelry.  

    • Joyce VG

      But I thought she won to be a designer of her ugly ugly clothes. (yes, i’m still offended she won.)  But the jewelry is nice I guess.

    • Anonymous

      I find it amusing that “The Language of the World” ring looks like brass knuckles! Perhaps our Gretchen does have a sense of humor!

    • Anonymous

      I find it amusing that “The Language of the World” ring looks like brass knuckles! Perhaps our Gretchen does have a sense of humor!

    • http://profiles.google.com/dchockeyguy Trevor Burroughs

      yes, the names are totally eye-roll inducing.  And while some of it does look nice, her “Language of the World” ring looks like brass knucks to me.  “Momma said knock you out!”

    • http://profiles.google.com/dchockeyguy Trevor Burroughs

      yes, the names are totally eye-roll inducing.  And while some of it does look nice, her “Language of the World” ring looks like brass knucks to me.  “Momma said knock you out!”

    • Anonymous

      No, not great.  In fact, not even good.

    • Anonymous

      No, not great.  In fact, not even good.

    • http://twitter.com/Raiphin Raiphin Hunter

      I appreciate how the “Language of the World” ring is just a skip away from brass knuckles.
      That’s pretty philisophical….but perhaps not quite in the way the artist intended~

    • http://twitter.com/Raiphin Raiphin Hunter

      I appreciate how the “Language of the World” ring is just a skip away from brass knuckles.
      That’s pretty philisophical….but perhaps not quite in the way the artist intended~

    • Anonymous

      TLo, how could you leave out the “Pursuit of the Dream” [of bondage, I guess] body chain?
      I like the necklaces.

    • aussiegal77

      They’re OK.  Bit too much angles for me.  But agree – seems more polished.  

      There – that’s it, that’s all the praise you will get out of me for Gretchen.

    • Judy_J

      I really like most of these pieces….if only they were silver.

    • Elizabeth Wiggs Maas

      Totally unrelated, but I wanted to share my revelation. I just grumpy-tweeted you about the new Google Reader format (or lack thereof), since I’m too lazy to remember to keep all of my fave blogs open on my computer. BUT! I went on a hunt to figure out what to do about it and found this: http://www.iheartfaces.com/2011/06/tutorial-google-reader/

      Basically it’s a button that you put in your bookmarks bar that will automatically direct you to unread blog posts. It’s amazing. I put you guys in your very own folder on my reader (seriously, that’s love) and then made a “Next” button for that folder. Anyhoodles, thought I’d share in case any of your other bereft Google Reader fans are searching for a way to keep up with you guys!

    • MilaXX

      I have to begrudgingly admit I like and would wear this line. Her previous stuff looked to home ec/etsy, but this has some finesse to it.

    • Anonymous

      The titles beinging what they are, perhaps Gretchen should strike a deal with the Pyramid Collection.

    • Anonymous

      Not really my taste, but I suppose there is a market for this type of jewelry.   I just find it incredibly difficult to judge her work impartially, and although that’s not fair, I can’t seem to help it.

      • Anonymous

        I know what you mean!  I bought one of Mondo’s t-shirts and wear it proudly.

        • Anonymous

          This question will reveal how seldom I buy Fashion:  I bought one too but am afraid to wear it because I don’t know how one cleans it.  Dry cleaner?

          • Anonymous

            I just machine wash and dry – has worked out pretty well so far.

          • Anonymous

            I just machine wash and dry – has worked out pretty well so far.

        • Anonymous

          This question will reveal how seldom I buy Fashion:  I bought one too but am afraid to wear it because I don’t know how one cleans it.  Dry cleaner?

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.parker Sara Parker

      It’s definitely less craft-fair than her last collection, but it’s still not at all to my taste.

    • Anonymous

      The names seem very “Harry Potter” and “Twilight” to me. 

    • Anonymous

      But it’s 100 percent of net profits, not gross. Isn’t that the same accounting trick the movie industry uses to be in the red to those owed net instead of gross profits even when the movie has a $300 million domestic take?

      • http://twitter.com/artfulhome1 Christy Bishop

        Of course it’s net profits. Just because some industry uses it to rip someone off by inflating their expenses doesn’t mean that it isn’t customary, and completely legitimate. 

    • Lenora Dody

      I like these though the names are all wet!

    • Anonymous

      It’s polished, and I know there’s a customer for it, but personally I kinda hate it.  I hate chunky jewelry in general, though.  

    • Anonymous

      I do really like the Alchemist earrings.  As for the silly names, couldn’t she at least have made them consistent?  Like the Find the Treasuring earrings are obviously the same as the Intuition Ring, just with posts attached instead of a ring.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OYWH5NAGE3TS2MWXRAVBSWBSZA Brittany

      This reminds me of The Sims’ trademark icon, the plumbob (seriously, just google it). I do like quite a few of the pieces regardless of that fact though…Or perhaps because of it?

    • Rand Ortega

      Brass Knuckles are the “language of the world”?
      It’s official. I just don’t get Gretchen. I never will.

    • Anonymous

      lol no. white girl needs to stop doing these tribal looking pieces.

    • Mariah J

      I think they’re all pretty hideous…it’s just not my style.

    • Mariah J

      I think they’re all pretty hideous…it’s just not my style.

    • Anonymous

      No disagreement from me, TLo, I like these pieces and I like the cause.  Will look further into them.  Thanks for updating us!

    • Anonymous

      No disagreement from me, TLo, I like these pieces and I like the cause.  Will look further into them.  Thanks for updating us!

    • Christine Campbell

      They remind me of items I’d have on my desk and use for various office-related tasks – very functional. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing…but that was my first impression.

    • Anonymous

      There’s something so clunky about her aesthetic I just can’t get over it. Nice little mini brass knuckles, though.

    • Anonymous

      The names are beyond pretentious. But the pieces are nice!

    • Anique Ashraf

      I was the only one who said Gretchen was an okay winner, meaning, I wasn’t revolted or anything. Seeing her jewelery collection and her clothing collection and comparing it to Mondo’s clothing collection, I think they did the right thing. The girsl is improving and he is not.

    • Anonymous

      I may cave and buy that Philosopher’s Stone ring… *sniffle* Harry Potter.

    • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

      None of this stuff seems new or exciting.  I think you could find similar jewelry at arts and crafts fairs all over the country.

    • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

      These are beautiful.  I think Gretchen really does have a great, innate design sense, but she needs a bit more schooling and honing.  She shoulda taken a course at Parsons with some of that winning money.

    • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

      I also personally love the shout out to Harry Potter with that ‘Philosopher’s Stone” Ring.  Genius.

      • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

        The Philosopher’s Stone predates J.K. Rowling by at least a thousand years.

        • http://twitter.com/EBarney EBarney

          Maybe so, but the specific design she chose is extremely reminiscent of the description of the resurrection stone from HP and the other names fit well with canon too. 

    • Elena

      I would totally wear a lot if these pieces- if they were in my current price range.

    • Lauren Bradshaw

      I like these, not a fan of gold coming back BUT I am pretty sure that the philosopher’s stone ring is a Horcrux of the dark lord.  If I recall, it was destroyed by Dumbledore in the Half Blood Prince….  Weird to see it here.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=49702581 Susan Bullard Mayer

      Some of them are great, especially the necklaces.  But those “Before the Dawn” earrings look like something that Ferris Bueller’s mom wore.

    • Anonymous

      Thank god she’s doing jewelry, it’s her only redeeming skill.

    • Anonymous

      The only thing more unimpressive than the jewelry is the psuedo-spiritual names. Gimme a break, Grimchen. There’s maybe one or two pieces here I would wear, but only if given them as a gift.

    • Anonymous

      Both polished and with a point of view, but not my taste.

    • Anonymous

      No, she’s horrible and all the shit she’s ever created is horrible.  Also this just reminds me of crap I saw my mom’s “bohemian” friends wore in the Midwest in 80s.

    • Anonymous

      Yawn. Givenchy has already done this before and the names really do border on pretentious – like, painfully so. 

    • http://twitter.com/onetimeko maybe more

      The names are terrible, but I like most of this.  If I saw it in a store I would seriously consider buying it.

    • sweetlilvoice

      I think the names are the best part!

    • Anonymous

      Nothing I would wear, but I don’t think they’re bad and they do show her style.  Very Coldwater Creek. 

    • http://twitter.com/NostalgiaOD NostalgiaOD

      Gretchen Jones does Indiana Jones.  Not good.

    • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

      I would wear all those pieces.

    • Anonymous

      She’s a better jewelry designer than she is a dress designer.
      There’s a couple earrings I would buy.

    • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

      funky tut.

    • Anonymous

      The designs are good, although I don’t know about the wearability of many of the pieces. Everything looks kind of sharp and pointy. They have a high tech folk look to them that is more elegant and finished than I would have expected of her. This might be the right niche for her.

    • Anonymous

      I like most of this, although some of the rings could be used as weapons. It’s a much more refined look than her previous efforts. Perhaps she should focus on jewelry? She seems to have a better feel for it. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F73LIJ3SJGI5AJQMXMWXCKILHI Pamela

      I’m not seeing anything really groundbreaking or different here.  I know artists who make much more amazing stuff and will never get the market Gretchen will for these.  Lots of angles and points and not much interest.  Meh.

    • Renee Thomas

      Me likey. But the names! Could they be any more vapid and pretentious??

    • Anonymous

      Seems a more unified collection than her first. Nothing I’d fall in love with (or point others to) but I do like the first necklace here and (from the piperlime site) the “Dream Body Chain.” Though I haven’t seen anyone wearing such a body chain (is it a hipster adornment I’ve missed, in my middle-aged life? or just too annoying to actually wear?). 

      Good for her finding a way to do good and perhaps get some new eyes on her new line.

    • http://www.myblackfriendsays.com myblackfriendsays

      I like the omens bracelet. But I am not generally a fan of geometric shapes, so I don’t like anything else. 

    • Anonymous

      I would wear several of the pieces here.  I could see the personal legend necklace as a regular part of my necklaces-to-wear-with-boring-black-shirts collection. I’d wear the philosopher’s stone or the strong current ring and feel like I was really coordinated or pulled together or something.

    • Lisa

      Cheap, tacky and ugly, just like everything else she makes.  Too bad that non-profit won’t see a dime of this ugly shit, because who’d buy it?

    • http://twitter.com/lauralexis Laura

      I really like most of these, especially the rings.

    • http://profiles.google.com/richixcore Richi Robilotto

      It’s so less busy than anything she has done before. I would wear half of these. Love. 

    • Anonymous

      She never deserved to win over Mondo and nothing she ever does for the entirety of her life will ever will ever be as good as the worst thing he ever created.

    • Anonymous

      The necklaces are passable, if not terribly exciting or new. But the rest (and especially that hiddy brass knuckles ring) need to be thrown in a river.

    • Anonymous

      Meh. It’s been done. Artys-fartsy-tartsy.

      WWMD? (What Would Mondo Do?)

      • MilaXX

        Mondo also has a jewelry line, sadly its fug

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Micaela-Cannon/1465504041 Micaela Cannon

      It’s not even the Gretchen factor or the ridiculously awful and pretentious names for these pieces that have me hating it, it’s the sheer ugliness. I’m sorry boys, but for the majority? EW.  I think the “All things are one” necklace is okay, and “the alchemist” earrings are alright, but otherwise it goes from yawn to wide eyes filled with terror to me. I’ve liked her previous jewelery a lot more.

    • Anonymous

      None of this is new or original. or exciting. Bad, Borrowed, Stolen.

    • Anonymous

      Seen it. And she won project runway?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12500056 Joseph Lamour

      They remind me of The Legend of Zelda.

    • http://www.facebook.com/shaebay Shae Merritt

      Looks like polymer clay and gold folk art paint. I actually expected to see a couple of fingerprints that always accidentally end up baked on the clay when you’re putting them in the oven.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t care for the finish on any of them but I don’t hate them.

    • Anonymous

      They’re rather ugly and tacky.

    • Anonymous

      I’m sorry, it may be for a good cause, but it still looks very high-school-art-project and possibly dangerous.

    • http://moodring54.livejournal.com/ moodring54

      I’m liking this collection way more than her previous one. The one thing I don’t get is the sense of “Gretchen-ness” from the show. Her jewelry has all been very hard, pointed, and with very inorganic shapes. Her clothing has been totally different. 

      There are some great pieces here, though. Love the… *sigh* Follow the Omens bracelets and the Language of the World ring. Yeah, I’m not digging the names either.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1314255041 Irina Ryabchuk

      I love them – but they look too much like Freedom for Topshop pieces.

    • Anonymous

      Does anyone else hear the theme from “Legend of Zelda” when they look at these? Just me?

    • Anonymous

      freshman year at the local charter high school for art.

    • Evelina Chang

      I have the feeling that I’ve seen some of these pieces before… But the ones that I haven’t seen before look very nice indeed. :(

    • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

      I like a lot of this, the more aggressively pointy pieces aren’t my taste, but I can see someone else making them work. They are derivative of lots of things I’ve seen before- but most jewelry is these days. Outside of fabulous statement pieces, most things are gonna be basic and versatile. I might throw a piece or two on the old Banana Republic card one of these days. They’re pricey, but it’s for charity, and from the description on the site, I think most or all of them are handcrafted by some of the artisans who would be benefitting from the sales, so I understand that bumps up the price point.

    • http://janeaustensworld.wordpress.com/ Vic

      Piperlime jewelry. ‘Nuff said.

    • http://www.facebook.com/eujoyuen Eugenia Joyuen

      Yeah, I didn’t wanted her to win last season, but people should shut up if they’re going to say she’s not talented, because she REALLY IS talented. Has standards, a defined style that is very appealing for many people and she knows where’s her target. I have to agree that she does jewelry suits her business better than her clothes.

    • Anonymous

      pretty jewelry if you can get past the references from the worst book ever written: The Alchemist…booo

    • akprincess72

      Blech.

    • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

      These look cheap to me.

      • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

        I think I also posted on here earlier saying these were pretty, or something, and they are, but looking at them closer…they look glued together.

    • Anonymous

      Carrie Keegan looks like she is wearing a feather duster. I have some cat hair tumbleweeds in my front hall if she would like to come over and practice red carpet walk..

    • pdquick

      Archeologists unearthed these artifacts at the site of a former commune near Boulder, Colorado. Carbon-dating indicates they were made in about 1987.