Item of the Day: Neely Phelan

neelyOne man’s junk is another man’s treasure.

But you don’t need to tell that to Little Rock-based designer Neely Phelan. Her jewelry is made up of vintage, estate and antiques pieces that she refashions into 21st century, Teen decade finery.

“Inspired by stories of decades past, I take unique and extraordinary vintage elements and incorporate them into one-of-a-kind designs that you will treasure,” Phelan says. “Natural aging adds to the character of each piece and is part of the beauty and charm of owning a handmade piece of jewelry.”

Taking something old and making it new is exactly what can be seen in these vintage dress clip earrings. Phelan calls them “a deconstructed vintage rhinestone shoe clips hanging off vintage gold chain on a rhinestone fish hook.”

Oh, but if those shoe clips could talk…

Retail: $150

www.neelyphelan.com

 

 

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Jeff Prine, Editor at Large, Accessories Magazine
Jeff returns as a regular contributor to Accessories magazine. Initially Jeff worked as senior editor at Accessories more than 20 years ago and his love of the industry has followed him until present. Since his tenure here, Jeff has continued to report jewelry, watch and other luxury goods trends as executive editor at Modern Jeweler magazine, fashion director at Lustre, and as contributor on products and trends for consumer and trade publications and websites. In addition to his editorial experience, Jeff also served as an adjunct instructor for accessories merchandising at Fashion Institute of Technology. jeffp@busjour.com