We've got a massive crush on Cecilia Elguero. An Argentina-born, Brooklyn-based designer and artist, Elguero works with a range of materials but has "a special affinity for clay for its material characteristics and its sustainable aspect." As told to Working Class Magazine, Elguero is a big Arduino fan, appreciates the delicate details of Japanese sculpture, and cites the beauty-through-utility approach of Buckminster Fuller as inspiration for her art.
The clay-enthusiast is raising funds on Kickstarter for a jewelry line made from black and white porcelain and finished with metallic glaze. Called "Amuletos," the collection is minimal, sleek, strong, and affordable. The aesthetic evokes what the future looked like to people of the past — a sort of Mod meets moon meets Bedford Avenue. Offering x-treme bang for your buck, Elguero's hip and hand-crafted rewards are easy on the eyes and wallet.
Pledge $40 or more
Hurray! A RING just for you. Choose from any of the rings in the Amuleto collection in your size (retail price: $ 84). See image in the project page. You also get a Love + Thank you note.
Pledge $65 or more
Yeah! A PENDANT of your choice from the Amuletos collection. For the small pendants it includes a brass chain or copper chain and for the larger ones a leather lace (retail price: $130). See image in the project page.You also get a Love + Thank you note.
Pledge $80 or more
Yeah! A very special RING just for you. Our textured oversize ring is all yours! (retail price: $160). See image in the project page. You also get a Love + Thank you note.
Gotta catch 'em all!