Jewelry designer Maria Cristina Bellucci knows that sometimes you need to break some rules and color outside the lines. A theater costumer designer in a former life, Bellucci now dedicates herself to the craft of contemporary jewelry, including a remarkable collection of accessories derived from sliced-and-diced color pencils.
By turning erstwhile tools into a brand new canvas, Bellucci takes the familiar and deconstructs it into something barely recognizable. Whether framed in silver or composed entirely of pencil wood, her rings, brooches, and earrings are a sophisticated take on a childhood staple—and abundant playroom resource. Need the perfect frock to match? The coloring dress makes dressing up child’s play.