Friday, April 27, 2012

Picks and Stones

Lei Chic What word best describes your style?
a) classic - Check.
b) contemporary - Wait. I love a pop of neon. Check.
c) boho - Does my maxi dress count? Uh, check?
d) rocker - Which I wore under my leather jacket. Hmmm...

When it comes to style, it's hard to play favorites. Luckily, with Thread and Stone's brand-new jewelry line and online store, you don't have to.

Designers Alana Mock and Nicole Cabebe are former local girls living in Costa Mesa, Calif.; Mock is from Oahu's North Shore while Cabebe hails from Kahului. They drew inspiration from the great outdoors and their love of the elements to create an eclectic nine-piece collection.

Lei ChicNecklaces with hefty, raw-edged stones and hand-hammered bars are bold yet ethereal. The pyrite cluster necklace with tiered chains is both tough and feminine. Feeling a little tribal? Get fired up over the red-tipped feather necklace and individual dreamcatcher earrings. And for your edgier days, slip on the hand-hammered geometric bar bracelet-slash-ring.

That's not all. Once you're done sifting through new jewelry, switch over to "The Attic" and dig through a selection of vintage finds that Mock and Cabebe culled from flea markets, estate sales, thrift and antique stores in Hawaii and California. Pick up a hand-engraved wooden cigarette box for your coffee table, or a framed vintage airguide barometer, thermometer and hygrometer that would look great on your bookshelf (and be the perfect conversation starter).

Mock and Cabebe are already planning to expand the shop with more pieces and eventually a men's jewelry line.

So there's something to please your ever-changing tastes.

Talk about a site that's easy to mine.

Click here to shop Thread and Stone's online store.

Posted on Friday, April 27, 2012 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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