Posted September 5, 2008
Los Angelesbased designer Steven Shein (formerly referred to as Lee Riot) has garnered quite a reputation for himself with his acrylic eighties-inspired jewelry, embodying the very plastic reputation of his home city in each tiny accessory. His current collection features pieces like lightning bolts on bracelets, speckled hearts as earrings, and necklaces that spell out "fuck" or "available," all of which straddle the line between tacky and wearable. Yet, a few tamer gems are stashed in his funky assortment, like this double-sided laser-cut stacked wooden bangle with turquoise on one side and white on the other. It's retro but not vintage, and the Plexi inlays add some extra eighties flavor without being excessive. It just goes to prove you don't have to be in L.A. to show your plastic side. Go ahead, stack a bunch on your wrist and rock out.
$28 at Karmaloop.com.