You’re in a room surrounded by boxes. They’re jewelry boxes.
You open the first one — it’s full of oxidized brass bangles and oval link bracelets. You pile them on and move to the next. It’s overflowing with textured disc earrings. Then suddenly you’re layering necklaces of bone, wood, and antique African beads and noticing how lovely they work with both your friendship bracelets and fine jewels.
Hey, this is no dream. It’s Dream Collective, the new diffusion line from Kathryn Bentley.
Carrying over the inspired mix of nature and architecture from her signature collection, the new pieces have a rough and raw feel all their own — and a more down-to-earth price point to match.
Don’t sleep on it.
Available online at dreamcollectivejewelry.com. Trunk show and sample sale with Clare Vivier, Thursday, 7-9 p.m., at Taylor de Cordoba, 2660 South La Cienega Boulevard, between Venice and Washington Boulevards, Culver City (310-559-9156 or taylordecordoba.com).
Photo: Courtesy of Dream Collective