A Bracelet That Says What It Means-------
E-mail makes for easy communication but lousy jewelry. So when Bing Bang’s Anna Sheffield was thinking of love notes and secret messages while designing her spring Bing Bang collection, she went back to the old instruments, the feather and the pen nib. All jewelry might be a love letter of sorts, but Sheffield’s new Dearest cuff makes it plainer than most: The billet-doux quill literally wraps around the wearer. (You might say the medium’s the message.) It’s one of the many pieces Sheffield is offering tomorrow at a three-day, multi-brand pop-up shop at her studio, where clothes and accessories from A Peace Treaty, Lindsey Thornburg, and Souchi will all be on sale. So here’s one more Valentine’s option to explore, and one, we’d add, that cynics and romantics can both enjoy. Sheffield will also be customizing bracelets and necklaces with a variety of charms: Lovers can snap up the hearts and bunnies; pugilists and break-up artists, skulls and boxing gloves.
Thursday, February 4, 5 to 8 p.m.; Friday, February 5, 3 to 8 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, February 6 and 7, 1 to 8 p.m., at Bing Bang, 153 Lafayette St., 4th floor, NYC.