Rewind Jewelry Feature! ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Rewind Jewelry Feature!

I am absolutely ecstatic to share one of my favorite shops today!  Remember, I bought only a couple of items from Patchwork Long Beach and one of them was a pretty watch-gear ring from Rewind Jewelry.  Obviously, I love the whole watch gear aesthetic... I mean look at my logo!  Anyways, here is their long-awaited feature and I hope you love their gorgeous pieces as much as I do!



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Tell me a little bit about yourself!

My name is Carlos Montanaro, and I opened REWIND in 2009.  Now, I use antique time pieces to create edgy jewelry with timeless beauty.  Being exposed to art at an early age, I have been an artist my entire life & have used all mediums in my work - designing everything from jewelry to stained glass to fashion.


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Obviously not Carlos, but Crystal was happy show me around!


Where did the name of your store come from?

Sitting around with friends throwing out one-word names for a repurposed watch business.  Once the name REWIND was tossed around, it became the instant winner.


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Why did you start making goods for Rewind Jewelry?

I always have loved mechanical, industrial & vintage objects. I wanted to show people beauty they may have been missing in this world by showcasing the amazing craftsmanship of these vintage time pieces. Most of the jewelry I create features the inner-workings – the guts, the story- of a time piece.


What is your favorite item?


Restored pocket watches with the running mechanics exposed & reversible dial to show the time. They are very dynamic pieces. I also make pocket watch running cuff bracelets. The first wrist watches were made by putting pocket watches around the wrist & these pieces take us back to our roots.


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What are your most popular items?

The Wristwatch Mechanics Rings, Restored & Altered Pocket Watch Necklaces, and Vintage Charm Necklaces.


Where do you get the inspiration for your work?

Mechanical & vintage found objects & anything worn & distressed with character- beautiful because it has incredible design – or beautiful because it looks like it was just pulled out of the ground.


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What makes your store unique?

I actively search the globe to find the best materials I possibly can to work with & make every piece unique.


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What is the toughest part about making your goods?

Since I use found materials, I am always cycling through batches of objects.  It’s not the kind of thing you can just call up a supplier and re-order.  Part of the fun & creativity of this business is the search for materials. You never know what you’ll come across.


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Do you take custom orders?

Yes, I take custom orders. If they are simple, they can be made them right away. If they require additional materials, they can take up to a few months to complete.


Where can I see more of your work and buy a gift?

Website & Store: www.rewindjewelry.com
Facebook: rewind jewelry


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Don't you just love their jewelry?  There are so many pieces that I want to add to my collection!  I hope you all have a chance to check out their goods, and while you are there maybe buy me a bauble or two?  :)

Happy shopping!




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