Once again, the Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn blew my doors off with the quality, variety, beauty, wit, intelligence, and pure fun of the designs I saw.
One of the most unique concepts I came across is from a company called Chime. Designer Leslie Wilson creates beautiful, versatile jewelry designs from recycled drum cymbals. She told me that her husband is in the music business, and it turns out that those fine, handcrafted Zildjian and Sabian cymbals do not last forever. They eventually crack from the pounding they take. And then off they go to find a new life as earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and keychains.
Chime’s designs all have a really great back story, and they are also wonderful pieces of jewelry. Ms. Wilson and Chime are based in LA, and I hope she brought home a few of our own Brooklyn vibrations back home with her from Renegade!
Visit Chime’s website and follow Chime on Faceook!