Queen Victoria, your sweet Grandma Lilly, and Madonna (circa 1985) sit down for a perfectly proper dinner party.
The music: “Like a Virgin” (obv.).
The conversation topic: baubles, buttons, leather, and lace spun into BlankVerse’s one-of-a-kind jewelry collages by Santa Cruz-based designers Jane Farrar and Laamie Young.
The ecofriendly collection of hand-stitched, bead-encrusted glovelettes and cuffs references a hodgepodge of eras by repurposing antique objects into eye-catching adornments with a modern feel.
The designers work in Northern California’s flea and thrift circuit, and collect finds from friends and family — like a single white glove, solo earrings, and broken chains — to find the materials for their frivolously romantic pieces.
At once nostalgic and totally fresh, they’re sure to turn a few heads.
And guaranteed to raise pinkies.
Photo: Courtesy of BlankVerse