Saturday, January 16, 2010

Resin and Crystal Bangles

Resin and Crystal Bangles

Paris-based jeweler and colorist Luc Kieffer launched his jewelry line in 1996. Fusing science and design, he uses polished resin to maximize the color impact in his chunky, crystal-embellished pieces. Kieffer certainly has the high-fashion stamp of approval, having collaborated on collections with both Yves Saint Laurent and Chanel. His collections are prized for their luminosity, color and use of Swarovski crystals.

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Luc Kieffer Crystal-Studded Bracelet
A sleek resin bangle is

overlaid with golden brass and studded with fiery, full-faceted Swarovski crystals.

resin bracelet

Luc Kieffer Barbed Wire Bangle
A golden strand of brass barbed wire seems to float within a bold resin bangle.

handcrafted bangle

Luc Kieffer Floating Chain Bracelet
A silverplated brass chain seems to float on the wrist, suspended within a clear bangle.

Luc Kieffer and his team of skilled artisans create and handcraft mesmerizing fashion accessories. The resin Luc Kieffer employs in his designs sublimates light and magnifies color like a prism with an infinite spectrum of hues—bright, subtle and unexpected. The luminosity is created in the polishing of each piece to obtain the transparency of water.