Montreal-based jewelry designer Arielle De Pinto has got me going with her collection of intricately crocheted metal accessories. More akin to wearable art than jewelry, the collection combined the crafty softness of crochet with tough chain mail. The burnished gold and hammered silver necklaces and handpieces are some of the most unusual, statement-making pieces I've come across. The handpieces in particular are kind of like an organic version of Beyonce's metal glove.
They're not available at any shops in Minneapolis, unfortunately, but it appears that the pieces can be ordered via her website www.arielledepinto.com.