Laura Diven's Profile

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I spend my time in dusty attics and back room bins rummaging through boxes and chests to find buried treasure. After years of making nice with castoffs and forgotten bits, I began to repair and reconstruct them into more modern, wearable pieces. Eventually, a real passion was born, and so was adeline.

The upshot of using reclaimed and recycled materials is obvious -- by buying my materials second-hand, I am able to obtain unique and high quality materials without the need for new fabrication. Knowing that what I'm wearing hasn't made a negative dent anywhere in the world is amazing - I think it makes the rhinestones shine brighter.

I love the vintage and antique components I work with. The older pieces I use either simply aren't made anymore or the cost is completely prohibitive. The craftsmanship of antique jewelry is stunning - artful,…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 16
  • Joined August 21, 2008

Favorite materials

raw brass, baubles, enamel, patina in all its incarnations, foiled rhinestones, oddities, celluloid, porcelain, rhodium, little lost bits, Lucite, Japanese beads, ephemera

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About

I spend my time in dusty attics and back room bins rummaging through boxes and chests to find buried treasure. After years of making nice with castoffs and forgotten bits, I began to repair and reconstruct them into more modern, wearable pieces. Eventually, a real passion was born, and so was adeline.

The upshot of using reclaimed and recycled materials is obvious -- by buying my materials second-hand, I am able to obtain unique and high quality materials without the need for new fabrication. Knowing that what I'm wearing hasn't made a negative dent anywhere in the world is amazing - I think it makes the rhinestones shine brighter.

I love the vintage and antique components I work with. The older pieces I use either simply aren't made anymore or the cost is completely prohibitive. The craftsmanship of antique jewelry is stunning - artful, detailed, and made to last. I work hard to carry that ethic into adeline designs, making each piece by hand with care and attention.

I love doing custom work - please covo me if you have hand-me-downs or pieces that you'd like to remake into something new, or need something extra special.

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