I. Ronni Kappos (IRK Jewelry)

I. Ronni Kappos Jewelry

I. Ronni Kappos jewelry is a collection of handmade jewelry pieces, which include earrings and necklaces, that are created from an evolving collection of vintage German glass beads. The beads, which boast of a vibrant, saturated beauty, were pressed in the 1920's, 30's and 40's by artisans who used meticulous techniques that resulted in the most unique and unusual colors and shapes. The beads are also of a quality that is unmatched by present-day glass of its kind.

IRK jewelry is characterized by its distinctive colorful palette and a modern, design-rich aesthetic. The designs, which vary from minimalist to ornate, are an ode to the history of the beads but are also expressive of modern sensibilities. Due to the handmade nature of the jewelry pieces as well as the limitations on her signature materials, each design created by Kappos is one-of-a-kind. Variations in the beads' color and slight imperfections also add character to the pieces.