Designer Spotlight: Sandra Fettingis

January 13 2009, 11:32 AM

Thanks to rock and roll designers like Steven Shein of Lee Riot, acrylic jewelry--think plastic rainbows, guns, and guitars hanging from necklaces and earrings--now has an edgy reputation. But Denver-based artist Sandra Fettingis refuses to let acrylic knock class. With a background in digital illustration and portraiture, Fettingis cuts Victorian-style cameos and clean geometric shapes from acrylic sheets to create a stylishly playful look for her affordable earrings and necklaces ($24-$30). Her technique--which she references in her brand name, "Handmade. On a Computer"--requires that she sketches her designs digitally before they are laser-cut into acrylic. Find her modern pieces across town at MCA Denver, Composition, and the Fabric Lab. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St., 303-298-7554 Composition, 7180 W. Alaska Drive, Lakewood, 303-894-0025 The Fabric Lab, 3105 E. Colfax Ave., 303-321-3604

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