I’ve had bold statement necklaces on my mind after the post yesterday and these definitely fit with that! Lizzie Fortunato Jewels, created by twin sisters Elizabeth and Kathryn Fortunato, are overflowing with beautifully crafted pieces that are elegant and sophisticated, yet infused with a bohemian flare – I love them! What a statement one of these would make!
Elizabeth Fortunato says the the “adventures and reveries” of her camp days were the inspiration for the spring/summer collection titled “Live Long Summer.” Using found and recycled objects like belt buckles and vintage charms, the ladies draw from the past to make their sweet summer memories and create a line bursting with braided, knotted, and sun-faded fabric chokers and bracelets. “I grew up going out west, so there was a lot of looking at native beading and designs,” Lizzie says of the influence of tribal crafts in her work. Reminiscing, Lizzie says, “There was a lot of nostalgia that came with the end of camp. You’re in this world for the whole summer.”
Photos above from the Spring/Summer (top photo) and Fall/Winter(bottom two photos) collection. They are available at Satine (8117 W 3rd St) and Presso (326 South La Brea Ave) in LA or online.