My wonderful friend Dennice makes brilliant, very sexy accessories with the use of yarn and needles. I make very sexy, kind of surprising jewelry with the use of pliers and wire. We share a similar aesthetic and inspirations, and are turned on by classic Hollywood glamour, rusty metal, liquids, Westerns, and accurate spelling. From time to time through our correspondence, our interests come together in a single idea, and we play it out in our two different mediums. Some time ago, we both read Kazu Kibuishi’s graphic novel Daisy Kutter: The Last Train, and were captivated by the stubborn, curly-haired heroine who embraces bad decisions with a whole heart and a loaded weapon. We were also impressed at how well accessorized she is, and that got us started.
For love of Daisy Kutter, we designed two pieces: a mini-vest in wool blend with vintage lace accents and hardware embellishments by Fringe, and a choker and/or boot cuff in vintage glass, rosy copper, and sterling silver by me.
Both pieces will be listed today in our respective shops, with more complete descriptions.