Broad Street is a collective of small batch jewelry, gemstones and ritual tools. Each item within the collection is a distinct vision, a juxtaposition of materials translated through metalwork and the craft of ritual. Broad Street transforms folklore into adornment, embracing a native spirit that inspires beauty and respect for the tradition of craft and holistic devotion. Broad Street connects to your spirit and adorns you.
Purple and Lime
purpleandlime is a line of super-fun and luxurious womenswear, jewelry, and accessories created by Rebecca George. Based in Chicago, it features a mix of comfortable separates and couture statement pieces with an emphasis on color and texture. Favorite materials include fake fur, acrylic, and felt. purpleandlime clothing and accessories are easily mixed-and-matched both with pieces in each collection and with items that the shopper already has in her closet. Rebecca is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and attended Walnut Hills High School. She graduated from the University of Michigan in Art History and Geology and then earned a degree in Fashion Design and Marketing from the American Intercontinental University in London, England. Highlights of her career include having several pieces from her graduation collection featured in the international fashion magazine i-D (UK, Feb. 2007) and working on men’s leather pouches for the movie Elizabeth: The Golden Age (which won an Oscar for Best Costume).
Rachel O creates unique fabric button jewelry from her custom fabric in her studio located in Omaha Nebraska. She is inspired by inside jokes, cute animals, and tasty foods. With over 250 different designs in earrings, hairpins, cuff links, and pendants, she has something for everyone! Whether you are looking for an everyday or special occasion accessory, Rachel O's Fabulous Whimsy has you covered.
Redbud Jewelry marries my love of nature and organic design with modern casting and fabricating techniques. All pieces are hand cast or fabricated by me and all are one of a kind or limited run out of my studio in the Avondale neighborhood. I use non-traditional, natural materials combined with modern lost wax casting and fabrication techniques to create jewelry that is at once rustic and modern. From casting honeycomb in bronze for a necklace, to turning wax drippings into rings, I like to take materials not conventionally thought of as "beautiful" and use traditional jewelry techniques to create pieces that remind the wearer of the beauty that is indigenous to our natural world.
True Partners in Craft
Alexis Ellers under the name, True Partners In Craft acquires used bicycle inner tubes from friends and friendly bicycle shops across Chicago. She then cleans, cuts, hole punches, strings, twist and sews them into a variety of jewelry and accessories. Thanks to the many pot holes and broken glass strewn across Chicago bike lanes, True Partners In Craft is able to create beautiful recycled jewelry. Everything is 100% vegan - so vegan that many of these tubes came from bicycles ridden by vegans.