For the past couple of years the "Gossip Girl" television show
has been setting trends. The season finale features an interesting statement necklace on Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively). The necklace, designed by Carla Reiter
, is made of knitted and oxidized silver with diamond accents and raisins dipped in copper. I had to ask the PR person to make sure, real raisins? Yes, the piece does feature real raisins rendered into interesting copper pendants. This one-of-a-kind piece sells for $5,800.
r's jewelry is earthy with a crafty touch. All of her knitted silver, gold, and copper jewelry is made one piece at a time in her small studio. Each piece in Carla's limited-production and one-of-a-kind collection is made with a woman's body in mind. The knotted and wrought shapes are meant to work with the curves of the body, gaining life in the wearing.