Dirty Librarian Chains – Susan Domelsmith and Sustainable Fashion

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Sustainability plays a central role in Brooklyn based artist Susan Domelsmith‘s edgy and eco-friendly jewelry line, DLC. Her materials come from closed down Providence, Rhode Island jewelry shops that were forced to shut their doors as U.S. jewelry production shifted overseas, and date from the 1960s-1990s. Not stopping at just bringing new life to these pieces, Domelsmith goes a step further, and brings them together.

Her work rarely uses only one piece or type of metal, but combines several (the chain of her “Bookmark Necklace” is made up of at least twelve different vintage chains!), joining their unique hues, textures, and histories to create a new type of one-of-a-kind statement piece.

This season’s collection takes inspiration from the Aztecs, infusing bright splashes of color and bold geometric patterns. Standout sister pieces “Bookmark Necklace” and “Bookmark Bracelet” (pictured above) feature a book locket charm that opens to reveal a pack of wildflower seeds ready for planting! Fittingly, each shipped item is wrapped in vintage dictionary pages during its journey. DLC pieces are available for purchase, and prices range from $20-200.

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