The aesthetic: Tough metal meets delicate thread. Art Institute of Chicago alums Wade Jensen and Moire Conroy hand-knit their necklaces and bracelets, weaving in metal findings and semiprecious stones to yield offbeat pieces with mystical and tribal undertones.
Current Inspiration: “A trip Wade made to Peru last May for knitting and weaving research. He met an old Incan woman outside of Lima who talked with him about a brightly colored woven belt inscribed with a story of Incan histories.” – Conroy
Ideal client: “Vanessa Beecroft”
Where to buy: Maryam Nassir Zadeh, La Garconne