Handcrafted Pins

$ 60.00 $ 95.00

Vintage Inspired Pins.

"Joli Jewelry was started by Jody Lyons in 1984.  Inspired by her love of the styles of the 1920's-1960's and her childhood fascination with her mother's jewelry box, she began designing jewelry for herself while still an undergraduate in college. She  was soon "discovered" by local shop owners in the West Village of Manhattan  and began creating her jewelry line that she now sells in boutiques, specialty stores and museum shops around the US, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Brazil, Australia and  Europe.  

Jody's mission is to share her love and interest in original, old materials with color and texture--using, wherever possible, what already exists to create contemporary pieces. The  mix of components  includes vintage and cultural  parts as well as new and semi-precious materials.  You'll see vintage glass, original plastics (like celluloid and Bakelite), old metal findings & chains,  French enamels, and mother of pearl pieces, alongside  semi-precious stones like chalcedony, freshwater pearls,labradorite, pyrite, amethyst, coral, prehnite and many others. Found items like buttons, buckles, trimmings, perfume bottle top crystals, purse openers, fans and furniture handles are also among the varied parts used. Today, Jody still designs everything in the line. The small production runs are then handmade by a group of wonderful women in our Park Slope,  Brooklyn studio." 

 

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