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Image: Dion Roach
This week, I thought we would feature jewellery designers who are either based in the islands or refer to the islands for inspiration.

First up is Kristy Collado whose armour-like line of body decoration called Chéjo we stumbled upon a few months ago.  While Collado takes her inspiration from different cultures, she seeks to combine a metropolitan aesthetic with Caribbean flair using mixed metals and up-cycled leather materials.   The pieces are geared to enhance the presence of the wearer, bridging the gap between accessory and living art.

Images: via Chéjo
Image: Dion Roach