Oh my gosh! I don't think I have ever come across a designer and been so overwhelmed. I saw one of Lulu Frost's necklaces in InStyle, which I adored, and decided to look her up. And what did I find? She's amazing! Not only is she 26 and already a fashion genius, but her work is so extremely beautiful, made of antiques that she finds. Because of this, each piece is one of a kind. Here is an excerpt from the biography on her website that describes all the fascinating items she uses:
"26-year old Dartmouth College graduate Lisa Salzer, a.k.a Lulu, creates each one-of-a-kind piece from found period antiques, including long-lost room numbers from the legendary Plaza Hotel, cut steel shoe buckles from the 1860's, forgotten keys, beautifully crafted locks and eschutcheons, chandelier crystal, watch fobs, rare Victorian charms and other resurrected finds."
Talk about a piece of jewelry that tells a story! I really recommend going to her site and seeing all of the other great pieces she features. These are just a sampling.