On a campus overflowing with artists, writers, actors, and philosophers, side hobbies are easy to overlook. It took me until the end of this semester to discover that I was good friends with two incredible jewelry designers. Anna Quinlan, a brilliant editor and Stephanie Malove, a show-stopping actress, both take solace in crafting handmade pieces that would fare well in online markets like Etsy or boutiques in Soho. Check out the below to get in touch with the artisan jewelry of Sarah Lawrence.
Photo Credit: Isabel Farrington
Anna Quinlan, “Create” Editor of SLCspeaks.com, not only oversees the production of a wonderful section featuring campus music, art, and fashion, but spends her time crafting bracelets, earrings, and hairpins out of found materials. Her aesthetic process began with designing friendship bracelets, and evolved into everything from full-fledged chain bracelets accentuated with canvas, thread, and pen designs, to found object earrings.
Nifty earrings made from found charms and embroidery thread.
A series of very friendly bracelets amped up with chains embroidered by hand.
Pin it to the man.
Looking out the windowsill is hot on a rainy day with these charmers.
DIY ferocity. Anna Quinlan, editor of "Create" for SLCspeaks.com
Stephanie Malove, often seen tearing up the stages of Sarah Lawrence, spends some of her free time designing pieces from high quality artisan crafted silver and gold, as well as gorgeous found charms she’s discovered along her international travels. Her aesthetic has been influenced by her time making jewelry with her mother. Her pieces carry a sensibility similar to Tory Burch or Kate Spade, but draw on the influence of elements of vintage aesthetic and stylish quirk.
Photo Credit: Ethan Shafran Moltz
Treasure chest: these three necklaces are prime examples of Stephanie Malove's Tory Burch and Kate Spade influence gone Sarah Lawrence.
Shiva pendant with hand linked chains, ribbon necklace and beaded hoop earrings.
Skull bracelets just having a pow-wow.
Stephanie Malove: actress, class of 2012', creative genius behind Smalove designs.