In 2011, Brooklyn-based painter Irene Wood launched History+Industry, a jewelry line born from her desire to translate ancient artifact to powerful contemporary adornment. The pieces are infused with elements of royal costuming but function as protective armor for the day to day. Hand-built by Irene in Brooklyn, NY from materials ranging from metals, semi-precious stones and painted wood, each talisman provides an opportunity for its participant to imagine and foster their own personal mythology.
In the Victorian era, flowers were designated specific meanings in order to communicate messages that could not otherwise be vocalized. The History+Industry Floriography Collection draws from this code.
Black faux rhinestone, swarovski crystal, brass, wood and copper colored resin spike. The earrings hang approximately 1.5" from the ear on surgical steel hypo-allergenic earwires.
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