Dirty Librarian Chains is a collection of distinctive sustainable pieces and the bold shapes and essence of the spiritual Aztec Empire inspire this season’s collection. DLC ultimately focuses on creating exclusive detailed jewelry with both an edge and sophistication that illustrate streetwise wearability. Handcrafted in New York, DLC’s unique construction is ideal for those in search of amazing one-of-a-kind pieces. The current collection bonds vintage materials with a mythological grace.
Designer Susan Domelsmith knows fashion can be sustainable. Choosing to utilize materials rescued from the shuttered jewelry factories of Providence, Rhode Island, this collection boasts relics of the boom time spanning the 1960’s and 1980’s during which the majority of American jewelry production began to travel overseas. “This collection pays homage through giving old components new life,” said Domelsmith. Jewelry from the Autumn/Winter 11 collection was featured in the Fall/Winter 2011 fashion week presentation of the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation winner, Tara St. James, who also employs sustainability in her design.
Statement necklaces, beaded bracelets, and stackable rings all featuring the rough elegance synonymous with the Dirty Librarian Chains name. DLC’s timeless designs inspire a fresh approach to jewelry with an understated elegance fit to accompany wearers from the office to a night out or even Brooklyn to the Hamptons. Every DLC piece combines luxurious appeal with informal ease.
About Susan Domelsmith:
Inspired by a void in her jewelry box, Susan Domelsmith launched a magnificent line that quickly caught the attention of numerous diverse stores across the United States, as well as worldwide, in addition to many celebrities like Debbie Harry, Kate Husdon, Gwyneth Paltrow, and bands like the Vivian Girls, and Yacht. Susan is passionate about nature and draws inspiration for her pieces from it, so it is important that her line be eco-friendly. She uses vintage pieces and believes that there is no need in using new materials since there are so many components that are already in existence, moreover her packaging paper is made from recycled materials.
Susan is also a musician, playing keyboards and singing in the bands Open Ocean and Time Reveals. Hear some of the songs here:
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