Posted Jan. 5, 2009
Erica Weiner's Lower East Side studio is a house of vintage trinkets and found objects, which she transforms into antique-inspired jewelry with a decidedly modern edge. And among the retro and vintage is this gold letterpress necklace, which features an old typewriter key used on the hand-cranked Vandercook Proof Presses, dipped in fourteen-karat gold and hung from a 22-inch gold-vermeil chain. The old keys were destined to be melted down and recast until Weiner rescued them. We're thankful she did. With slightly varying fonts and sizes for each letters of the alphabet, you can wear one to represent just about anything. We're thinking "N" for the New Year (and new diet, new clothes, new dates…you get the idea).
$60 at EricaWeiner.com