Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Jewel Intentions

Jewelry can be a lot like jeans, or slippers: you wear your favorites nearly every day, with everything. You can’t help it. Your Noelani necklace goes perfectly with both T-shirts and dresses, and you find few occasions when those silver Catherine Weitzman hoops aren’t just right.

But you could use some new pieces in your rotation. The semi-precious gems adorning the Zsuzsa B line of bracelets, earrings and necklaces will add delicate sparkle to anything you put on.

Kailua designer Zsuzsa Bakonyi-Rodgers makes each piece by www.leichic.comhand, with painstaking detail. Her signature piece, a cuff bracelet with floating stones, is an intricate weaving of wire and gems that takes eight hours to produce. Bakonyi-Rodgers often designs on the fly, without sketches, which makes her collection full of ethereal and feminine works of art that take shape as she makes them.

She’s created pendant necklaces of swirling silver and freshwater pearls, hoop earrings crusted with tiny dangling gems, and garland necklaces with splays of tiny emeralds, garnets and topaz.

Just the kind of jewel and unusual treatment your jewelry box needs.

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Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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