• Karen Seiger

Chic Spikes from Andrea Bocchio Jewelry

Last weekend, I visited Artists & Fleas in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This market has so many great things to see, and they always have really good food vendors without long lines! They also play great music, which adds to the energy and good vibes.

The unique fiber designs by Andrea Bocchio Jewelry captured my attention, first with the colors, from the subtle tangerine, grey and cream in her “Maipo” necklace (pictured below) to bright purple, orange, hot pink and blue pieces. Then I saw the spikes, and that’s all she wrote.

Andrea is originally from Lima, Peru. She gets her fibers in Peru and then handmakes her jewelry here in New York. She twists, crochets and braids the threads and then combines them with beads and unusual beads and findings, like extra large lobster claw clasps, to create these statement pieces.

I recently posted some rules for the road when walking in New York City. I’m a pretty mellow person, but I have to admit that my first thought about Andrea’s fabulous spiked bracelet is that it would come in handy when walking down a busy sidewalk. So I got one in orange. The truth is that the spikes fold over in the soft suede crocheted band, so they pose no real threat to clueless pedestrians. But it did get more than a few second glances and free passage through Union Square during rush hour.

Shop for Andrea Bocchio’s handmade fiber jewelry on her Etsy store and in person at Artists & Fleas! [singlepic id=1510 w=320 h=240 float=center]

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