I began pursuing my Masters in Library Science last year and have been shushing stereotypes about library ladies ever since.
I prefer to think of myself as a sexy librarian rather than the frumpy variety that worked at my high school, and I try to dress the part. Since a hot pair of glasses can’t be a bookish girl’s only accessory I was glad to discover Dirty Librarian Chains, a line of jewelry that allows me to vamp it up and stay eco-friendly at the same time.
This line of dangerously delicious necklaces is anything but dowdy. The necklaces incorporate reworked vintage costume jewelry that’s hand picked from dead-stock as well as second-hand sources. The chains are deconstructed and re-built, each necklace a one of a kind piece with a unique history. Dirty Librarian Chains designer Susan Domelsmith wanted jewelry that possesses an ‘edgy, understated and slightly askew elegance that reflects her own personal style.’
Necklaces sport such cheeky yet catchy names such as Stacks, Archive, Database and my personal favorite, Manuscript. These deconstructed and reconfigured pieces exude an easy, streetwise wearability and bring to my mind a parallel shift happening within the changing library/IS/media industry.
Dirty Librarian Chain necklaces are sold at specialty retailers nationwide and at www.dirtylibrarianchains.com.—Michelle Zaffino