You start out with one motorcycle, but you have a vision and want to turn it into something different. You start removing something here and adding something there, and soon you have a completely customized bike that looks nothing like the original. Orli took this tradition of chopping bikes, combined it with an Eighties sensibility, and used it to generate a pair of elegant earrings, united in color and material but asymmetrical in shape, cohesive in style with an intriguing edge. Orli says, “These earrings are so Eighties. They have simple, sleek lines, but they’re also big and thick with really rich colors.”
Swarovski crystal, aluminum, sterling silver
Like many of us, Orli has always harbored a fascination with motorcycles. The experience of riding a motorcycle has captured the popular imagination for decades. It encompasses the freedom of movement on the open road and the ability to take in the sights and smells of nature at your own pace. The lone rider on a vast expanse of highway, contemplating the natural world and feeling the profound openness of immense space, is an intriguing and inspiring image. As biker jargon, ironside refers to the parts and detailing comprising the top half of a motorcycle. Orli’s Ironside takes iconic features of motorcycle style, including spikes, chains, and suedes, and presents an elegant collection of chopper-inspired work drawing its aesthetic from the ostentatious costume jewelry of the Eighties, when bigger was always better.