Even when wearing the boldest of outfits, I still like to add some sort of accessory to my look. This can be hard when so much is already going on, yet I continue to feel as though something is missing. I have recently become very enamored by the concept of “recycled art.” How can we take something that was used for one purpose, and use it for another? This is the idea behind Spina Designs, who describes their motto as “turning arms into art.”
Spina Designs crafts their jewelry by melting down solid brass bullet casings. The finished product is a hand crafted necklace, paired with a delicate 18 inch 14K gold filled chain with a spring clasp (or leather cord for a few pieces). A unique process, the necklace is unlike many others I own. Holding the piece–it feels heavy, and sturdy, not like many mass produced items. The time and care used to fashion the piece shows. It has a history. Each piece tells a story.
Whether a lotus flower, an antique key, a single barrel gun, or any other of the designs Spina Designs creates, there is one, or many that may cater to your individual taste and style. Each time I wear an item from Spina Designs around my neck, I am met with many compliments and inquiries about it. Check out Spina Designs at their Etsy store http://www.etsy.com/shop/SpinaDesigns?ref=top_trail and find which necklace suits you!