After turning her San Fran apartment into a workshop for reupholstering and refinishing vintage furniture, Irene Jung realized she liked the idea of re-purposing other people’s trash more than the furniture itself. Alas her “workshopping” spread to jewelry and her pieces are all about merging old and new. A gold leaf brooch is strung up beside turquoise stones, or jade beads are revamped by antique enamel earrings; and the names of the pieces are just as original. Who wouldn’t want jewelry called “Midnight Fling”, “I Feel Pretty”, or “Lemonade with Honey Please”?
Prices start at around $128 and you can visit Irene’s website to browse her collection at www.jungjewels.com.