Too much of a good thing doesn’t usually turn out well (as evidenced by your last bout with a box of donuts).
Same goes for sparkle. Avoid overindulging with truly tasteful sequin accessories from local jewelry designer Giovanna Torrico.
Using vintage 1940s paillettes sourced from Paris (read: spectacular), Torrico suspends the embellishments from wire with an aerial manipulation. The result? Architectural yet buoyant pieces with intricate movement and a multifaceted finish. We’re particularly lusting for the sculptural Hyperbola Vertebrada necklace and opulently textured Feathers Reinterpreted hoop earrings.
Varying shapes, sizes, and colors make for striking one-of-a-kind pieces. Torrico’s even started pressing her own sequins, using oxidized and vintage metals.
She takes custom orders — within reason. She’s no glutton for punishment.
Available at Dish, 541 Hayes Street, at Octavia Street (415-252-5997 or dishboutique.com); Rare Device, 1845 Market Street, between Guerrero and Pearl Streets (415-863-3969 or raredevice.net); online at giovannatorrico.com, $100-$800.
Photo: Courtesy of Giovanna Torrico