GEAR: Crescioni

Crescioni is the brainchild of Parsons School of Design graduate Andria Crescioni. Marrying traditional craft elements with natural desert-inspired textures and contemporary silhouettes, Miss Crescioni has managed to create a jewelry line that is both modern, minimal, and highly wearable.

Using traditional folk art techniques similar to those used in saddle-making, each piece is made by hand in Los Angeles, California. While the design is bold and minimal, there is something organic and casual about all of Andria's designs that make her pieces super wearable and decidedly western. Like a desert plateau or wind-blown plain, her pieces are all crafted to age handsomely with use as they are exposed to the elements. Argentinian vegetable-tanned leathers darken and soften with wear and warm natural brass tarnishes slowly with use. The Ritual Necklace ($200), resembles a vaquero's massed- out bolo tie and is a statement pendant that is strangely suitable for everyday accessorizing. Both the Willow ($270) and the Quill ($300)  --with their native-inspired silhouettes --  are great necklaces to wear alone or layered together for a bolder look. Finally, the simple and chunky Mesa bracelet ($265) looks decidedly chic in both natural leather as well as black.

For more Crescioni goodness - go here for a great little interview with Andria to learn more about her process as a designer. view the upcoming Spring '16 seasonal lookbook here. and shop crescioni pieces online at SF-based Mill Mercantile.