Picking Up Crumley

by jennine on May 19, 2010

At last week’s trunk show, I happened upon a New York based accessories designer, Crumley, headed by Brian Crumley (pictured left) has a diverse spectrum of collection as well as collaborations with VPL, Rachel Comey, and Serial Cultura. At the show, the thing that caught my eye was artfully mixed textiles with jewelry, silk necklaces using the fabrics from Serial Cultura’s fall collection, bits of ribbon, zippers and leather. Each piece is a mixed media sensation.

I quite liked the mixture of texture, the silk necklaces had a surprising weight to them that made them more substantial than pieces of fabric alone. The artful clasps and are as much statement as the rest of the piece. The glass bobble necklace reminded me of a delightful glass yo-yo, and the zippers, well who can get enough of zippers? Though it’s not so new to use fabrics as jewelry, I do really appreciate the knotting to create a sculptural effect, something I often try at home and never can seem to get right. Perhaps that’s why sailors had to learn how to tie knots…it’s not as intuitive as you think!

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1 Grace May 19, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Yes. I really really like his line of jewelry. I am always in the market for something on the unusual side of artistic fashion.
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2 MarchMusings May 19, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Always envious of people who create jewellery . What a fantastic way to be creative and then to see others wearing it.


3 Elissa of Spandexpony May 19, 2010 at 5:08 pm

Oh, too bad! I just went to his website and it looks like they are shutting it down… I really liked the “yoyo” necklace too, as well as the zipper jewelry and guatemalan fabric necklace, second from last photo. Where can you get it now?
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4 eliza May 19, 2010 at 5:12 pm

I know I sound completely obsessed at this point, but I really really love this stuff! It’s tough to find indie jewelry designers who use fabric in a creative but refined way. I find a lot of it usually just looks like those cheapie recycled fabric woven mats you get at the dollar store. Flimsy and not particularily interesting.. But this is just wonderful! Same for the glass beads…goregous. I’m totally in love with this designer now. Thank you :)


5 Jean V. Pratt May 19, 2010 at 5:23 pm

No WAY! You can’t buy it on their site - WHAT! I was so excited to get some of the zipper bracelets. So sad right now! Love your pieces Crumley!
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6 jennine May 19, 2010 at 5:29 pm

ahh… i just sent an email… waiting to hear back, and will let you know! i think he may be in austin texas part time, wait, you’re in dallas? either way, I’ll let you know.


7 Madeleine Gallay May 19, 2010 at 6:50 pm

Really great to show indie designers … like this a lot.
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8 DailyDivaDish May 19, 2010 at 7:11 pm

Unexpected and gorgeous. Those zipper earrings are TDF!!! (Um…does anyone even say that anymore? I guess I just did!)
XO Piper
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9 The Honeyroom May 19, 2010 at 9:13 pm

I absolutely love the silk fabric necklaces, who knew you could do such awesome things with just a a yard of fabric if even that!!!
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10 Cristina May 19, 2010 at 9:25 pm

LOVEthis!! The first necklaces and the bracelets on the last pic are my fave
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11 Sally May 20, 2010 at 6:06 am

Such whimsical pieces!
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12 Mallory - Miss Malaprop May 20, 2010 at 8:10 am

These pieces are great! I agree, I’ve seen a lot of people do textile jewelry, but some versions are definitely better than others!


13 ...love Maegan May 20, 2010 at 9:37 am

wow …super creative….I love it all.
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14 gwen riley May 20, 2010 at 2:06 pm

HI ALL, thanks for the tremendous feedback!

CRUMLEY is now located back home in Austin, Texas. We do apologize that our online store is under construction at the moment — for purchase requests please email: info@crumleynewyork.com

with love.


15 Alicia May 21, 2010 at 4:20 pm

These are coooooooooooooooooool!


16 Kristin May 21, 2010 at 6:02 pm

That ethnic fabric piece is killer!


17 Becca May 21, 2010 at 7:35 pm

These are fabulous!
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