In their Fishtown workshop, Margaux and Walter Kent bind sheets of paper between antique leather covers to create miniature book pendants.
Available at etsy.com, $42-$400.
Sarah Lewis sets rough-cut amethyst into chunky silver rings and dangles wire-wrapped gems from delicate earrings.
Available at Adorn Boutique, 1314 Frankford Avenue (215-739-2120); online at adornbysarahlewis.com, $18-$600.
Shells, chains, old rhinestone pendants, and other found items are transformed into vintage-inspired baubles.
Available at estherk.net, $35-$325.
Intricate macrame and wire-wrapped pieces remind you of your hippie days. Stack a few knotted bracelets on your arm. (No need to resurrect the tie-dye tees.)
Available at ianlander.com, $48-$275.
Humble materials — wrapped, knotted, and dyed — become sophisticated jewelry. Twine morphs into tassels, and a wood-beaded seat cushion becomes bohemian neckwear.
Available at objectandtotem.bigcartel.com, $60-$120.
Linda Smyth uses lost-wax casting to transform cutesy toys (smooching bunnies, elephants) into bold, knuckle-dusting rings.
Available at etsy.com, $120-$325.
Forgo over-the-top sparkle for sophisticated minimalism. Vintage African trade beads in glass and brass are strung on a utilitarian chain.
Available at lepetitpaillette.com, $42-$74.
Though Zivile Pupinyte is known for earthy, organic designs, her new Screwed Forever collection revolves around stark shapes and industrial hardware that can be mixed and matched.
Available by phone order (267-702-6633), $90 and up.
Environmentally conscious Anna Bario and Page Neal use repurposed material for all their jewelry. No heirloom from Grandma? Order a custom wedding band.
Available at Bario-Neal, 700 South Sixth Street (215-454-2164); online at bario-neal.com, $25 and up.
Sharif Pendleton has a streamlined aesthetic and a wry tone. Look for hearts with cut-out nooses, knives, and guns in enamel or bamboo.
Available at shop.mastersofnone.org, $25-$34.
If it’s a dainty diamond you want, look elsewhere. Metallic cluster necklaces and chunky braided rings pack a punch.
Available at Concrete Polish Showroom, 716 North Third Street (267-324-5201); online at concretepolishstudio.com, $45-$350.
Maureen Duffy draws inspiration from mangled bicycle tire frames for her enameled pins and necklaces.
Available at etsy.com, $30-$60.
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