Behind Coveted Costume Jewelry Brand Lizzie Fortunato

African glass, vintage South American poker chips, Indian textiles: You never know what will spark Lizzie and Kathryn Fortunato’s creativity Lizzie Fortunato took her first sewing class in elementary school, made her own high school prom dress, and began designing jewelry while studying art history and English at Duke University. “I love creating things from unexpected materials,” says Fortunato, cofounder of the hugely successful costume jewelry and accessories brand that carries her name. As a kid in Wilmington, Del., she would look around the house, plotting ways to turn the trim on her mother’s throw pillows into a necklace or earrings. “I always had a very clear aesthetic,” she recalls, “a mixed-medium vibe.” [caption id="attachment_84777" align="alig

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