owner & designer of ifé jewelry
I've always been interested in found and undervalued things. Not only does this come from my desire to lead a less wasteful life, but it comes from my excitement to breath new life into old, used things. When I started ifé jewelry, it was a way to keep my hands and my brain moving. Quickly it turned into a way for me to show people that you can find value and beauty in used things - it just takes time, care, and an appreciation for the material.
Every piece you see on this website comes from a piece of copper that used to be a printmaking plate, a piece of steel found in a junkyard, a piece of wire from an old motor, or a leftover scrap of wood from a previous project. Every necklace, bracelet, and earring have a full history and served a completely different purpose - and now they get to rest on your body with a whole new value and purpose.
Thank you so much for being part of the cycle!