You folks know how much we love the unconventional. Imagine our excitement when we stumbled upon work by two Los Angeles based friends, who met during their internship with Rodarte, under the brand McTega Jewelry.
Sarah McLellan and Kristina Ortega have jewelry design down to a science, literally. The former pre-med and microbiology students, respectively, discovered they were more interested in fashion than fermentation. Inspired by organic chemistry, the duo use materials like polyester resin and polypropylene (excuse the nerd talk), and inject molding to handcraft creative and surreal necklaces no fashion grad could cook up! From animals gilded in gold, to chunks of crystal and amorphous glass-like plates with colourful hexagons.
Says Kristina: "Science is our point of departure, not our destination".
Check them out at McTega folks!