Repurposed Glass, Stone, Plastic and Shell REBEAD Bracelets

Fashion writer turned jewelry maker Ryan Matthew's debut collection

While scavenging through a thrift store in Greenwich Village, Ryan Matthew became transfixed by several plastic beaded bracelets. It wasn’t the complete product that he found alluring, but the individual components. Matthew purchased the tired, older pieces and brought them home. Shortly thereafter, REBEAD was born. Matthew began to source other components—repurposed glass and wood beads, shells and stones. Through careful consideration and hand-assembly, his …

CH Omakase 2017: Jill Platner Bronze Nugget Keychain + Sandstone Blue Bracelet

Two beautiful accessories by jewelry designer and sculptor, in unique variations

It takes a mastermind to produce something so surreal that is appears to be born of nature itself—though equally alien in nature. In many ways this describes the sculptural work and jewelry of Jill Platner, an artist and designer we’ve long admired. Platner frequently brings biomorphism into her designs. Together, we created a bracelet, a variation on one of her newest designs, in an up …

An Echolocation Bracelet for the Blind

Referred to as an enabler of a sixth sense, the Sunu bracelet employs echolocation technology to help blind and visually impaired individuals understand what’s around them. The device sends forth a high-frequency sound-wave up to 14 feet away. When they strike something and bounce back, the band pulsates. The closer the object, the more frequent the vibration. And all of this, including range and sensitivity, …