ARTIST
Maral Rapp is a designer artist with a background in graphic design, photography, styling, and interiors, along with an enduring focus on the art of fashion—both contemporary and vintage.

WORK
All work is hand crafted in San Francisco and Oakland, California. Vintage and antique metal mesh purses are re-engineered into contemporary, wearable pieces of jewelry with a clean, minimalist detailing to best highlight the beauty of this iconic material. Fragments of a bygone era, the resulting works are rich with history yet decidedly modern.

MATERIALS
All metal mesh is exclusively Whiting & Davis—the classic brand—and all made in the US. Reclaimed mesh is silver or gold plated brass dating from the 1890s through the 1980s, the earliest versions including a variety of colorful, original, hand painted enamels. Sourced from antique dealers, estate sales, flea markets, and thrift shops—the selection ranges from antique, heavily worn patinas through vintage, slightly buffed surfaces to newer, brightly plated finishes. Chipped, torn, tarnished bags are cleaned, deconstructed, and transformed into jewelry. Select jewelry pieces are offered in new metal mesh, also exclusively Whiting & Davis, which is still produced on the company's original machines dating back to the 1930s.

Works are detailed with sterling silver, 22 karat gold plated sterling vermeil, 14 karat gold fill, and vintage brass. Earrings are always 14 karat gold fill or sterling silver. Textiles are pure silk, wool, and cotton, typically recycled from vintage Japanese kimono and Indian saris.

 

CARE / MAINTENANCE / STORAGE
Even if you love a rustic patina as much as we do, it's best to remove the mesh jewelry before sleeping, swimming, or bathing, and apply lotions or perfumes before jewelry. While metal mesh is not particularly fragile, some of the older worn enamel finishes will continue to weather over time. All pieces are best stored on their own.

 

PAYMENT
This shop accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or regular account payments - all through PayPal, which automatically encrypts your confidential information. CALIFORNIA residents pay sales tax which will be calculated via PayPal.

 

SHIPPING
FREE SHIPPING on orders totaling $100 or more, WORLDWIDE. Typically ships within 5-7 days of order/payment.

DOMESTIC US
Domestic shipments are sent via USPS Priority Mail, typically arriving within 2-4 business days. On rare occasion packages may take up to 1-2 weeks.

INTERNATIONAL
International shipments are sent via USPS First Class International or Priority International, usually arrive within two weeks - but may take longer, depending on individual import customs. Please allow up to three weeks. We are not responsible for packages damaged or lost once they are in transit. International buyer is responsible for all taxes, duties, VAT, fees, customs, etc. that may be incurred.

Please use this link to check any restrictions for your destination address before purchasing: http://pe.usps.gov/text/Imm/immctry.htm



RETURNS
We stand behind our work and want you to be happy with your purchase. You may return any item purchased in this online shop for either exchange or store credit, provided that you contact us first for an authorization code and instructions, and the item is returned within five days of your receipt. Buyer is responsible for all shipping charges. Store credit must be used within one year from original purchase date.