Kayla Mattes Jewelry Launches

Necklaces that deserve the top bunk

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Remember that kid at camp whose arts and crafts masterpieces made your macaroni jewelry seem half baked?

That was Kayla Mattes.

Flash-forward a few decades and the RISD grad is still putting your DIY efforts to shame with her new line of machine-knit and plastic lace (read: lanyard) woven necklaces, aptly titled Summer Camp.

Harking back to the glory days of s’mores and flashlight tag, the line’s twelve trippy, neon-spiked designs have names like First Kiss by the Council Fire (finely knit ropes braided into a chunky square pendant) and Sleep-away Rookie (holographic lace coiled tightly around a variegated strand).

For next fall, Mattes is working on epic-sounding pieces using industrial materials (rubber tubes, metal hardware).

So leave the elbow noodles in the pantry.

Available at Otherwild Goods & Services, 6727 7/8 Hollywood Boulevard, between North McCadden Place and North Las Palmas Avenue, Hollywood (323-546-8437 or otherwild.com); at shopkaylamattes.us, $29 and up.

Photo: Courtesy of Kayla Mattes

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