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The Trucioli Earrings By So-le Studio Are Made From Recycled Brass Shavings


“Waste not, want not,” as the saying goes. I’m pretty sure they weren’t referring to jewelry when they said that—whoever it was that originated that saying—but it seems to apply here anyway.

Sole Studio Cocoon burgundy earrings
Cocoon burgundy earrings in gold-plated brass, €220 ($258)

As the brand So-le Studio lets no materials go to waste—by rescuing leftover materials and turning them into intriguing designs—customers are certainly not left wanting.

Sole Studio Cocoon yellow earrings
Cocoon yellow earrings in gold-plated brass with enamel, €220 ($258)

That’s true for the brand’s latest collection, Trucioli. In Italian, trucioli refers to a very thin, curly piece of material—wood, metal, plastic—that has been shaved from something larger during a manufacturing process.

In the case of this collection, that material is brass, the shavings having been gathered from the waste of a lathe machine.

Sole Studio Cocoon earrings
Cocoon purple orange earrings in gold-plated brass and enamel, €220 ($258)

Maria Sole Ferragamo, the designer behind the Italian brand, is used to working with upcycled materials—many of her spectacularly fashioned pieces are crafted with leftover leather.

Sole Studio Doodle green earrings
Doodle green earrings in gold-plated brass with enamel, €220 ($258)

Infusing new life into the discarded brass, the Trucioli earrings are plated in gold and hand-painted epoxy resin. The colors are brightly hued—some are even fluorescent—adding spark to the springy, slinky designs that are so incredibly fun. And their origins fulfill one of the most popular customer demands of today: sustainability.

Sole Studio Cocoon blue earrings
Cocoon blue earrings in gold-plated brass with enamel, €220 ($258)

So-le Studio was founded in 2017 by Ferragamo in London, though its headquarters are now located in Milan and its production is centered in Florence, Italy. The brand releases one new collection per year, while reinterpreting and refreshing its old designs regularly. This collection marks the studio’s first time working with brass.

Top: Doodle earrings gold-plated brass with enamel, €220 ($258); So-le Studio

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By: Brittany Siminitz

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