Elzee Jewelry Is a Mixed Bag

Two wrongs that make a right

elzee jewelry!

Chicago native Lauren Zailyk is an interior designer-slash-architecture student-slash-jewelry maker.

Her new bauble collection, Elzee, is brilliant-slash-awesome.

Zailyk juxtaposes found, repurposed, and one-of-a-kind treasures from the past (sourcing everywhere from fleas to her grandma’s vintage) with hip punches of neon, nylon, and leather for an eccentric mash-up.

She takes cues from architects and rooms she loves, even drawing inspiration from photos from a recent Cape Cod trip. (You can practically smell the sunshine coming off Pink Sandbar’s beach-wood chips and gold freshwater pearls, pictured above.)

Chunky, ’80s-glam Leather Chain Letter is a subtle statement piece. Graffiti Jellyfish earrings are straight-up showstoppers: a hot pink/pearl explosion that will transform your daily uniform.

One look and you’ll be hooked-slash-smitten.

Available at Roslyn, 2035 North Damen Avenue, between McLean and Dickens Avenues (773-489-1311 or roslynboutique.com); at elzeedesign.com.

Photo: Stella Berkofsky / Courtesy of Elzee Design

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2035 N Damen Ave
bt McLean & Dickens Aves
Chicago, IL 60647