Ready-to-Stare
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Accessories – Atlanta, GA

Ready-to-Stare provides everyday statement pieces. The jewelry line focuses on utilizing metalworking techniques such as soldering and metal coloration patinas on copper, brass and silver. In addition to traditional metalsmithing, the pieces incorporate chain, fringe, found objects and even plastic dinosaurs in unexpected ways. The aesthetic is oversized yet understated and boldly confident. I started in the Chicago fashion industry as a co-owner of the popular brand THE SOMETIMES STORE, a vintage store that was only open sometimes. Through party sales, pop-up shops and all-vintage fashion shows, the store helped establish Chicago\'s underground vintage scene. It was during this time that I took my first jewelry design and metalworking class. With encouragement from late my grandfather, also a jewelry designer and metalsmith, I began Ready-to-Stare in late 2011. By working with stylists, designers, models, photographers, boutiques and bloggers, Ready-to-Stare has given me the chance to continue to grow with Chicago\'s thriving fashion community and make handmade high fashion accessories accessible. ...more