Another fantastic "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle...Recraft!" fair discovery was the wonderful jewelry by T8designs. Samantha, the sunny and chatty designer (thanks for the hello, Samantha!) scours flea markets to make her recycled jewelry. What makes her pieces really stand out is her incredible eye both for composition (as you can see from the necklace above) and unexpected beauty (as seen in her simple and gorgeous necklaces made from watch innards -- my mom picked up two for gifts!) Plus her prices are ridiculously low for the amount of care that has clearly gone into her work. We actually saw another artist at the fair who was doing similar, slightly less graceful jewelry for almost 5 times the price!
What I love about this particular necklace is the way you could pair it with anything -- of course it would look stunning and slightly subversive with a LBD, but pair it with a v neck sweater and preppy pants and you've got a completely unexpected work ensemble.
T8designs scrolls and rhinestones asymmetrical necklace $46.