Hands down, Tom Binns is my most favorite jewelry designer. His designs are so amazing and always unexpected. I am consistently mesmerized by what he does! But alas, it is definitely not within my usual price range. I completely fell in love with his classic necklaces with neon touches last summer when I saw a window display filled with them at Henri Bendel. It was breathtaking, I wish I had taken a picture of it. I quickly went out and bought a bunch of necklaces and neon paint and made neon jewelry for myself. I was once again mesmerized when I got the last issue of Vogue in the mail about a month ago. There was this lovely, classic, chunky necklace with neon green safetly pins through it. I quickly remembered all the safety pins I save each week from my laundry. I never use them, yet I feel wasteful throwing them away. Good thing, because I immediately dug out my neon paints and painted them all! Below are pictures of last summers neon necklaces and the safety pin pearl necklace I recently made. I think I am going to try and find some other faux diamond necklaces to weave in with it as well, it needs something else. A lot of something else. But it's a start.
While I was googling images for this post, I came across the two below. Defintely more DIY Tom Binns inspiration. I love those watches so much! He is just genius.
There are some really amazing pieces in the archive section on his website.