Australian designer Liana Kabel’s career trajectory should have come as a surprise to no one. The product of a jeweler father and a Tupperware Lady mother, Kabel quickly found herself drawn to wearable plastic with a retro edge, including baubles fashioned from vintage knitting needles. A faux tortoiseshell needle becomes a one-of-a-kind ring, while a quiver of broken points is strung on hand-colored stainless steel to create a tribal-inspired necklace. An orphan 9mm? Kabel artfully curls it, size marker and all, to form a quirky bangle.

+ Liana Kabel