You’re, like, grooving on Dorothy’s black and white gingham dress (so Christopher Kane spring 2010) and frouffy little dog when — BABAM! — that Wizard of Oz movie throws you for a chroma loop.
That’s exactly the type of wallop that Arielle de Pinto’s latest jewelry collection packs.
Though we’ve come to expect near magic from the wizardly de Pinto — she started her couture-like line of crocheted, fluid metal chain jewelry a mere three years ago — nothing prepared us for the pyrotechnics that the introduction of color elicits.
De Pinto and her team (a small group of female artisans) recruited an MIT-trained nuclear physicist to alter the chemical makeup of the metals she uses, giving her drippy chain necklaces, earrings, and figurines (links, totems, skulls) hues of red, purple, teal, and an iridescent somewhere-over-the-rainbow gleam.
Next up: leather goods with hand-carved components. If only we had a brain like hers.
Available at Project No. 8, 138 Division Street, between Canal and Ludlow Streets (212-925-5599 or projectno8.com), $60-$800.
Photo: Courtesy of Arielle de Pinto
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