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alexis bittarAlexis Bittar began his career as a jeweler selling antique and vintage jewelry on the streets of lower Manhattan. At 22 he began to focus “On Designing His Own Line Of Costume Jewelry, Influenced By The Antique Collectibles He Grew Up Around. He Began Hand Carving His Lucite Collection From Within The Confines Of His One–Bedroom Apartment While Simultaneously Creating A Second Line, Made From Semi–Precious Stones And Metals.” Today, he is described as “One Of The Greatest Jewelry Designers Of The 21st Century”

The basic shape of this Alexis Bittar ring falls into the ‘we can do this category’…and the material is a ‘cousin’ of polymer…lucite!

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It is a little disconcerting when styles you have worn are now considered…vintage. YIKES!!! Bakelite, lucite, resin, polymer what a interesting history they have written. Circa Sixty Three is bringing back history with its handmade jewelry constructed from 60’s & 70’s salvaged lucite. Be sure to check out the bangle page…groovy!!!

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Alexis Bittar was featured in an post earlier this year. There is an interesting biographical time line on his site. In 1990 he designed a lucite jewelry line inspired by the Bakelite jewelry of the 1930’s. Wonder who has my grandmother’s Bakelite jewelry? Love all of the lucite pieces.

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alexisbittarUpscale Patchwork was featured last Friday. This lucite bangle from Alexis Bittar is the perfect accessory for the patchwork trend. Pull out all of those ‘bits & pieces’ of great design elements and ‘patch’ away!!!

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